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Rockdale is a suburb located in the southern part of Sydney, just 13 kilometres from the CBD.

It makes up part of the St. George Area and is one of the administrative centres used for the local government area of the Bayside Council.

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The suburb’s history dates back to 1878 when it was decided that the region should be named ‘Rockdale’ following years of using Frog Hollow, White Gum Flat and West Botany. The construction of the railway line opened up the suburb to further development as well as the creation of residential units.

Today, the suburb is an eclectic mix of commercial regions, residential areas, as well as light industrial. The main shopping strip is located along the Princes Highway and is the go-to place for all things quirky and antique.

Are you wondering what exciting activities you can enjoy while here? Start with Moorefield Reserve, a small dog-friendly park whose undercover playground makes it a favourite for families. The Colson Crescent Reserve is perfect for nature walks or strolling the dog, while WhiteOak Reserve promises a great picnic for the whole family.

It is impossible to talk about Rockdale without mentioning Bicentennial Park. This park is a large recreational reserve that has plenty of tables and benches for the perfect BBQ. The park’s playground also features a fort climb, swings and slides to keep the little ones enthralled. The Rockdale Skatepark is nearby, so why not grab some air and enjoy the exhilaration of skating onsite?

After all the outdoor adventure, the next thing you should do is to enjoy the suburb’s foods. Take on a colourful bowl of healthy salad at Linea Cafe’s Blue Majik or go for delicious treats available at Kafe Neo. Are you wondering where to get your sugar fix? Then Sir Braxton Chocolate Bar promises sweet and savoury treats for your sweet tooth.

Rockdale is a beautiful place to explore: not too far away from the city and packed with lots of fun activities.

If you are interested in booking accommodation in Rockdale, click the link below to explore the many options available.

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