The Sydney Visitor’s Centre – a shop, a museum and more brochures and maps than you can imagine.
Sydney Visitor’s Centre in the Rocks is a great first stop if you have more than a few days in Sydney. Located at the Corner of Argyle and Playfair Streets in The Rocks the centre is open daily from 9.30am – 5.30pm* and has an extensive collection of free maps and brochures that you can help yourself to. There are also multi-lingual staff to assist you with bookings and information on things to see and do in Sydney if you are not sure where to begin.
For anyone planning a longer road trip, there is a good selection of regional information too.
Right underneath the centre, you will find The Rocks Discovery Museum.
Inside the museum are four exhibitions that trace the history of this part of Sydney from the Warrane, to the first colony and on to the development of the Port of Sydney and finally from 1900 till today. Entry is free and while it is a small space, it provides an engaging introduction for visitors.
If you enjoy this small collection, then you might want to consider adding a visit to Susannah Place in nearby Gloucester Street to your list of things to do. It is one of my personal favourites.
I have also made a self-guided walk of The Rocks you can follow to get the most of the area.
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* (open every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day)