Sitting proudly on the Sydney Harbour foreshore at Circular Quay, the MCA plays host to a stellar line-up of exhibitions as well as its permanent collection, which explores the history of contemporary art in Australia. Here, you’ll find a significant representation of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The MCA also hosts regular workshops and performances; free guided tours run daily from the MCA Foyer and offer a great introduction to the artists and their stories.  

The historic district of The Rocks mixes old with new; the cobblestoned laneways feature galleries, restaurants, bars and boutiques. Culture-lovers should make a beeline for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; gourmands will enjoy local, award-winning eateries, such as Saké Restaurant & Bar and Quay Restaurant. For adventurous palates, pubs like The Australian Heritage Hotel serve a unique selection of Aussie cuisine – how does emu, kangaroo and crocodile pizza sound?

140 George Street, The Rocks; +61 2 9245 2400

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