Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks

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Things to do in Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks

Located in The Rocks, Sydney's historic heart, this deluxe YHA is close to all the major attractions! Check out the numerous historic pubs within The Rocks. Don't miss the largest Australian beer list in Sydney next door at The Australian Heritage Hotel. Experience the culture at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Dendy Cinemas, or The Basement for live music. There are also many nearby restaurants and night spots.

At the hostel

FREE Archaeology tour

1-hour tour of The Big Dig Archaeology site for guests explaining the history and archaeology of the heritage site.

10.30am Mondays
Meet at reception

$7 Burger night

Get your hands on a beef or kangaroo burger, salad and a soft drink for only $7! Served on our famous rooftop terrace.

7pm Fridays
Rooftop - Sign up at reception

Free pancakes

Cook your own pancakes for breakfast, served with syrup or lemon and sugar.

7.30-10am Wednesdays
Guest kitchen

FREE Guided beach walk

Enjoy some sun and sand with our scenic Coogee to Bondi guided walk.

10.30am Thursdays
Sign up at reception

FREE Historic pub tour

Start your night drinking wine and eating cheese on our famous rooftop before visiting some of Sydney’s oldest pubs on the tour around The Rocks. Drinks at own cost.

6pm Thursdays
Meet at the rooftop

$2 Sausage sizzle

Dine on a feast of beef and kangaroo sausages on our famous roof terrace.

7pm Mondays
Roof terrace

Tours & activities related to this hostel

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2 Day Learn to Surf Weekend

Sun, Surf and Party! Feel the adrenalin of catching your first wave and knowing that you've really arrived in Australia, travelling to a beautiful location south of Sydney with no crowds. Save $50.
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Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Climb one of the world's most famous bridges - the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Experience STUNNING 360 degree views of this Harbour City as you complete your BridgeClimb.
per person

27 Night East Coast Adventure Package

Travel Australia's East Coast and save with this great value package. Experience Fraser Island, The Whitsundays, and Magnetic Island. Includes all accommodation.
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Open Top Sightseeing Bus

Experience the excitement of Sydney from the world famous harbour to the iconic Bondi Beach with this hop on hop off tourist bus with 33 stops!
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Sydney Attractions Pass

SAVE with this value combo ticket. Giving you entry to ALL of the top 4 Sydney attractions.
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Taronga Zoo + Hop on Hop off Harbour Cruise

This great value product includes a Sydney Harbour 24HR Hop On Hop Off Ferry Pass AND entry to Taronga Zoo. SAVE more than $30!

FREE things to do in The Rocks, Sydney

  1. Explore The Rocks and its unique history, including a visit to The Rocks Discovery Museum.
  2. Walk across the Harbour Bridge for a panoramic view of our world famous harbour.
  3. Take a harbour-side walk from Millers Point to Woolloomooloo, passing Circular Quay and the Opera House.
  4. Visit the Botanic Gardens for an oasis of greenery and calm on the edge of the bustling city.
  5. Check out the culture and art at the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Art Gallery of NSW.
  6. Combine a visit to busy Darling Harbour with the lively Chinatown area in Haymarket.

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$2 Discount
Save $2 on day tours and look through our telescopes with our astronomy guides. Must be booked in advance. Use the code YHA to claim your discount.
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$5 Off adult tickets
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