Things To Do
With a story around every corner, The Rocks will intrigue, fascinate and entertain you. Prepare to explore narrow streets, stroll along cobblestone streets and traverse historic sandstone steps.
Traditionally the home of the Gadigal people, and the place where the first European settlers stepped ashore on 26 January 1788, The Rocks is a trip back in time. But with 19th century warehouses converted to chic restaurants, stylish bars, hearty pubs, interactive museums, artisan markets, eclectic shopping and free events, it's also a place to enjoy today.
Visit Sydney Visitor Centre in The Rocks Centre, on the corner of Argyle and Playfair streets. You'll find friendly and knowledgeable experts who can provide advice about Sydney tours, attractions and what's on in Sydney. The centre also has maps, brochures, tour booking facilities, gifts and mementos.
A great place to discover Sydney's fascinating history is at The Rocks Discovery Museum, which combines interactive technology with archaeological artefacts found in The Rocks. One of the many free things to do at The Rocks-it's the perfect complement many Sydney tours.
Explore the ‘secrets of the sandstone' and local events and history in a 90-minute walking tour with The Rocks Walking Tours. The guides will entertain you and bring to life the stories of The Rocks' colourful past.
The Rocks Ghost Tour takes you on a journey from this world to the convict colony of The Rocks. Discover the dark side of mysterious deaths, murder, hangings and hauntings in one of Sydney's most entertaining tours.
For an evening tour that will show you a different side of The Rocks, join The Rocks Pub Tour. You will get to sample the local brews on the way and finish off the evening with a specially discounted meal at your favourite hotel.
Captain Cook, Magistic and Matilda Cruises all offer a range of cruises on Sydney Harbour from sunrise breakfast to seafood lunch and sunset cocktail cruises. If you have an adventurous spirit, take the Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb and experience magnificent views of Sydney Harbour and beyond.
Check out the many galleries featuring everything from contemporary art, ceramics and sculpture to photography and Aboriginal craft.
As a Sydney favourite for 16 years, The Rocks Market is more than just a shopping experience. With jewellery, Indigenous artwork, evocative photography, gits, homewares, sweet and savoury treats and arts and crafts, The Rocks Market is a weekend essential. The market takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm at the northern end of George Street.
The Rocks, a story around every corner.