Getting Here & Around
Traditionally the home of the Indigenous Gadigal people, the rocky sandstone ledge known as The Rocks is where members of the First Fleet stepped ashore on 26 January 1788 and British settlement of Australia was first established.
Today it is Sydney's historic old town, nestled between the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Discover the stories behind its charming cobblestone laneways and historic buildings on an entertaining walking tour or simply wander about and experience a precinct steeped in history.
The Rocks is in central Sydney, just a short stroll away from the city's two most recognisable landmarks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. It is also just around the corner from the Circular Quay transportation hub. The Rocks extends from the harbour in the north and east, to Kent Street in the west, and Grosvenor Street in the south.
Getting here is easy with a number of transport options available. Visit Getting to The Rocks to find out more.
Great shopping, some of Sydney's finest food and magical harbour views make The Rocks a unique destination not to be missed-and a wonderful place to start your exploration of Sydney.
Explore this website for more information on places to eat and drink, shopping, things to do, arts, accommodation and events in The Rocks. You can even find out when the latest cruise ship is docking at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. Our live webcam provides you with a real-time view of The Rocks. You can explore The Rocks by controlling the video feed.
Plan your visit with our interactive map of The Rocks and see exactly where you want to go. There is also an easy reference disability guide to The Rocks, showing accessible and non-accessible pathways, transport stops and all facilities and services.
Visit Sydney Visitor Centre in The Rocks Centre, on the corner of Argyle and Playfair streets. You'll find friendly and knowledgeable experts on Sydney attractions, as well as maps of The Rocks, Sydney and beyond. There are also brochures, tour booking facilities, gifts and mementos.