Thought-provoking Foundation Park is set among the preserved ruins of 1870s houses, built against the cliff face. The oversized...
The Rocks Walking Tours
Regular 90-minute tours through the historic Rocks, with plenty of not-so-tall tales and interesting minutiae.
Convict labourers excavated this canyonlike section of road clear through the sandstone ridge that gave the area its name. The work...
Harbour View Hotel
Built in the 1920s, the curvilicious Harbour View was the main boozer for the Harbour Bridge construction crew. These days it fulfils...
‘Delicious and Responsible Eating’ is the cut and thrust here, and (dare we say) it lives up to the acronym. Expect a slew of healthy,...
3 Cumberland St · interesting places nearby
Once only painters and daredevils (including your author!) scaled the Harbour Bridge – now anyone can do it (Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, Will Smith…). Make your way through the departure lounge and the extensive training session, don your headset, an umbilical safety cord and a dandy grey jumpsuit (Elvis would be so proud) and up you go. Even if you’re afraid of heights, the scariest part is crossing over the grates while under the bridge; on the curved span itself the track is wide enough that you never see straight down. Tours last 3½ hours – go to the toilet before you start the climb.