What you need to know…
Located just a stroll down George Street, The Rocks precinct is the oldest area of Sydney’s CBD. With its cobble-stoned streets and delightful laneways, you can get lost in the rich history and beauty of its heritage architecture.
The streets of The Rocks weave under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and are lined with many well-known small pubs with plenty of character. There are also plenty of art galleries to visit, as well as evening and weekend activities such as 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. It’s a must-see area of Sydney.
Many of the commercial buildings in the Rocks area are heritage-listed. The range and ages of its buildings are historically significant for Sydney and Australia as a whole. Accordingly, owners and tenants of commercial sites in the Rocks need to be especially mindful of relevant Sydney City Council regulations regarding façades and internal fit-outs.
Facilities in the area:
- Heritage commercial buildings
- BridgeClimb Sydney
- Historic pubs (such as 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
- Dawes Point Park
- The Sydney Observatory
- The Rocks Markets
- The Rocks Friday Foodie Market
For all the parking stations in this precinct, please go to:
Please note the City of Sydney’s parking regulations:
To Do & See:
- Join a pub tour of The Rocks, stopping into each to hear the history of the building and while wetting your whistle with one of Sydney’s finest craft beers.
- Stuck for a gift idea? Why not buy a loved one a BridgeClimb experience so they can walk to the top of Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge and enjoy sweeping views of Circular Quay. Perhaps buy a ticket for yourself too?
- Go for High Tea at the refurbished Park Hyatt Hotel.
- See artistry in action at 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 the 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.
- Have a picnic at Dawes Point Park at the northern tip of the Rocks and enjoy spectacular views across Sydney Cove.
Contact information and useful links:
The Rocks is only minutes away from Circular Quay and Wynyard train stations. The area also enjoys great access to other forms of public transport, including ferry services and connections, major bus interchanges and the soon-to-be-completed light rail service.
Sydney Visitor Information Centre - 12-24 Playfair Street Shop 1-2, The Rocks Centre, The Rocks1800 067 676
Kings Cross Visitor Information Kiosk - Corner Darlinghurst Road and Springfield Avenue, Potts Point(02) 9265 9333
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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