Located within an easy reach of the Sydney Airport, Rockdale is beautiful part of Sydney that is based near the shores of Botany Bay and has all the charm, history and culture of a grand city. Around 88,000 people call Rockdale their home and with more than 42% of the residents who live here speak another language other than English there is a great myriad of ethnic cultural from all over the world. You can see this when you wander the many interesting streets of Rockdale and find an array of the world kitchens right on your doorstep for you to dine in.
With nearby beaches, accommodation, activities and attractions, Rockdale has quickly become a very popular holiday spot for anyone wishing to come to Sydney. You can have the added bonus of being away from the noisy hustle and bustle of the Sydney CBD but still be within a close proximity to the many world famous icons that Sydney is known for. Take in sights such as the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Sydney Harbour or the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
There are some pristine beaches that are well worth a visit when in Rockdale such as Lady Robinsons Beach where you can sun back, swim, surf as well as grab a bit to eat in one of the many cafes or restaurants that line the foreshore. Perhaps you might like to make your way to one of the coastal walks that you can do that will take you to some great vantage points that offer stunning views as well as let you get close to nature along the way.
Rockdale offers fascinating museums, galleries and historical building to browse through where you can learn about the past and history that makes up this region of Sydney. There is the Powerhouse Museum, the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the interesting Australian Museum as well as the Anzac Memorial to take in while you are here.
A day spent with the family at the Sydney Aquarium will be something that the kids love, or why don’t you see if you can climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the best views in the city. There are water sports of every kind to do out on the ocean waters and well as the harbour waters, cruises, charters and sailing trips. You can do a lunch or dinner cruise for two or perhaps take the kids to see a great movie at the IMAX Theatre. Why not pack a picnic and enjoy one of the many botanical gardens that are scattered through Rockdale or find a secluded place on a neighbouring beach to watch the sunset with your loved one!
There are activities like kayaking and canoeing or you may like to take a ferry ride through the harbour one afternoon. There is also jet boating, hot air balloon rides and scenic flights for you to join so that you can get a bird’s eye view of the bigger picture.
Rockdale is perfectly placed so that you can enjoy everything that Sydney is famous for! Whether you wish to spend all your time within Rockdale itself with its array of fine dining restaurants, cafes, shopping malls, interesting precincts, museums, art galleries and weekend markets or maybe even venture out to see the nearby Blue Mountains, the Three Sisters or the Hunter Valley you will surely find something that will spark your interest while you are enjoying a holiday here.