What you need to know…
The Rocks precinct in the oldest area of Sydney’s CBD. With the cobble-stoned streets and delightful laneways, you can get lost in the rich history and beauty of the heritage architecture.
The Rocks is known for the many small pubs that line the streets, weaving under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, making this spot a must-see Sydney area and well worth the visit. There are a multitude of Art Galleries to visit, as well as evening and weekend activities such as the The Rocks markets and unique gift, clothing and homewares retail stores. Beautiful hotels, restaurants and cafes make The Rocks a place for everyone to visit and enjoy.
Facilities in the area:
- Heritage buildings and tours around the area
- The Bridge Climb Sydney
- Explore all the old pubs (The Australian, Lord Nelson, The Orient, Fortune of War, Hero of Waterloo)
- The Park Hyatt Hotel
- Sydney Dance Company
- Sydney Theatre Company
- Bangarra Dance Theatre
- Ken Done Gallery
- First Fleet Park
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Observatory Hill
- The Sydney Observatory
- The Rocks Markets
- The Rocks Friday Foodie Market
For all the parking stations in this precinct, please go to:
Please note City of Sydney’s parking regulations:
To Do & See:
- Join a pub tour of The Rocks, stopping into each pub to hear the history of the building and wet your whistle with one of Sydney’s finest craft beers.
- Stuck for a gift idea? Why not buy a loved one a Bridge Climb, which allows you to walk to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. Perhaps a ticket for yourself too?
- Go for High Tea at the recently refurbished Park Hyatt Hotel.
- Watch artistry at work with a one of Sydney Dance Company’s or Bangarra Dance Company’s productions.
- The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts talks, events and shows all year around – jump in for a free one any day of the week
- See the breathtaking view of the southern sky from Sydney Observatory.
- Enjoy a Saturday or Sunday stroll at The Rocks Markets, where you can pick up fresh food, jewellery, art pieces and everything in between.
Contact information and useful links:
The Rocks is only minutes from Circular Quay and Wynyard Station, with great access to buses and the imminent light rail.
Sydney Visitor Information Centre 106 George Street, Sydney NSW13 20 77
Sydney Trains & Buses Information Hotline (24hours / 7 days)131 500
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, L6 66 Harrington St, The Rocks02 9924 8500
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