Framed by Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, and nestled on the edge of breathtaking Sydney Harbour, The Rocks offers an unrivalled blend of the old and new.
From intimate heritage architecture and cobblestoned laneways, to stylish modern bars, some of Sydneys finest restaurants and curious places to shop and explore.
With the MCA as one of its modern ambassadors, The Rocks is emerging as Sydneys new cultural precinct, and has been transformed into a creative nucleus of contemporary art, festivals and evolving pop-up spaces.
The Rocks: its a perfect blend of culture, cuisine and experiences that are worth savouring.
Bringing Sydneys Foreshore to life
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority is proud to manage The Rocks: the land of the Gadigal people and the first place of European settlement in Australia.
We present the outdoor markets, produce intimate and large-scale events, provide educational tours and help preserve The Rocks unique heritage.
We also clean up the rubbish, tend to the plants and grass, maintain the benches you sit on and the cobblestones you walk on and generally make sure everything goes smoothly in this incredible place visited by more than 13 million people a year.
So take your time, breathe in the fresh harbour air and savour the stories The Rocks has to tell.
The Rocks, you cant miss it
Its easy to get to The Rocks. In fact, you cant miss it! The Rocks is just a short stroll from the citys two most recognisable landmarks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. It is also just around the corner from the Circular Quay transportation hub and a short walk from Wynyard railway station. The Rocks extends from the harbour in the north and east, to Kent Street in the west, and Grosvenor Street in the south.
The Rocks is an easy, 15-minute downhill stroll from Town Hall station, 10-minutes from Wynyard station and a two-minute walk from Circular Quay. The main entry point to The Rocks is via George Street. If youre walking from Darling Harbour, you can take Hickson Road via Walsh Bay, or Kent and Argyle streets through Millers Point.
Take the train to Circular Quay, head in the direction of Sydney Harbour Bridge, and youre only a stroll away. If youre coming from Wynyard station, walk north down George Street towards the harbour and youll be here in 10 minutes. More info
For buses travelling through the CBD along Elizabeth or George streets, get off the bus at Bridge Street and head north to The Rocks. More info
Catch a ferry to Circular Quay and youre only a short stroll away. More info
There are a number of secure, conveniently-located parking stations in The Rocks. Click on the parking tab to find out more.
Youll find taxi ranks on George Street near Playfair Street, on George Street at the Metcalfe Arcade, at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, and Alfred Street at Circular Quay.
The Rocks is easily accessible by bicycle. Several bike racks are located around the perimeter of the precinct. Click on the map tab for locations.
Restaurants, bars, shops and events in The Rocks
❊ Web Links ❊
➼ The Rocks
❊ Also See.. ❊
➼ Pancakes On The Rocks
➼ The Rocks Farmers Market
➼ Russell Hotel In the Rocks
➼ The Rocks Teppanyaki
➼ The Rocks Shopping Precinct
➼ The Rocks Market
➼ The Rocks Foodies Market
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