The natural features and built heritage of The Rocks can make it a challenging environment to navigate for some visitors.
Restrictions are created by the design of heritage buildings, paving irregularities, narrow paths, steep ramp grades, stairs and the steep natural grade between Millers Point and Circular Quay.
However many initiatives have been implemented to improve the precinct's accessibility.
Designated accessible parking spaces for visitors with RTA permits are located at:
- Cumberland Street (outside KGV Recreation Centre)
- Harrington Street
- George Street (near the corner of Lower Fort Street)
- Hickson Road (near the corner of Lower Fort Street)
Several commercial buildings in The Rocks, including the Metcalfe Bond Store and the Foreshore Authority building, have lift access.
Circular Quay train station has lift access to the station platforms.
All wharves at Circular Quay ferry terminal are accessible to wheelchairs.
Accessible lifts also provide access to the Cahill Expressway viewing platform from Circular Quay, and the upper level viewing platforms at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.
Accessible toilets are available around The Rocks. Refer to The Rocks Accessibility Map for further details.