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The Rocks News March 2018
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The Rocks News March 2018



2018 National Rugby League (NRL) Season Launch
Our new Sydney Ambassadors
Welcome to our newest tenants
Fit out frenzy for two classic hotels
Shhh... it's a secret (bar)
Campbells Cove upgrade update
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at The Mercantile Hotel
Friday Foodies - inviting expressions of interest




2018 National Rugby League (NRL) Season Launch

Nrl Launch

Expect plenty of footy fans in The Rocks as the NRL season kicks off.

All team captains will be at First Fleet Park on Thursday 1 March to launch the NRL season. There will be delicious food and refreshments on offer, with Dare, Café, Café Danielli, Gelatissimo and Munich Brauhaus all providing tasty treats, while The Observer, Phillips Foote and Fortune of War will all be giving away a complimentary beverage to NRL membership holders.

Come along, mingle with other fans, and get pumped for the season ahead.




Our New Sydney Ambassadors

Sydney Ambassadors

In partnership with the City of Sydney, The Rocks will soon be home to Sydney Ambassadors.

The Rocks trial program conducted by the City of Sydney, follows on from the successful cruise meet and greet program.

Volunteer ambassadors will roam the precinct, providing a friendly face, warm welcome, and advice to visitors about all that The Rocks has to offer, such as our many great restaurants, shops, bars and cafes. We will be giving all ambassadors a thorough breifing and tour of The Rocks.

For more information about the program, please visit



Welcome to Our Newest Tenants


There’s been a lot of activity over the summer with new tenants opening in The Rocks.

Be sure to drop in, say hello and support our newest tenants:

Smart Carte
Smarte Carte, a luggage storage facility, has now opened opposite the Overseas Passenger Terminal, providing baggage storage and transfers to cruise ship passengers. This makes it easier for these visitors to explore and enjoy the precinct hands-free.

Inspired by the humour of life, Squidinki is now open on Nurses Walk. Squidinki features illustrations by Max Mendez, who uses everyday products as a canvas for his whimsical illustrations. Bring a chuckle to your day with these fun items, which make great gifts.

L'Occitane en Provence, now open on George Street, providing a taste of French Provence. For over 40 years, L'Occitane has drawn inspiration from Mediterranean art de vivre and traditional Provencal techniques to create natural beauty products dedicated to your well-being.

Taste of Australia
The Rocks Centre upgrade continues with the opening of Taste of Australia, featuring delicious Aussie delicacies that we all know and love including Tim Tams, Vegemite and the iconic Golden Gaytime. 


Fit Out Frenzy for Two Classic Hotels 

The Observer

Stop in and check out the fresh new lease on life that has been pumped into The Observer. The new-look includes modern Australia décor and an updated food and drink menu. Raise a toast to the lovely new courtyard with $5 Happy Hour drinks from 5pm–7pm every day.

Expect to see a new look also coming for the Orient Hotel. The Orient Hotel is currently closed for renovations but will be reopening in May with a great new fitout for punters to enjoy.




Shhh… it’s a secret (bar)

New Bar

A new small bar will soon be open in The Rocks – will you be able to locate it?

Set to be a new hot spot in The Rocks, a soon-to-open small bar will be a best-kept secret for those in the know.

Expect sophistication that’ll keep you coming back to this hidden gem.




Campbell's Cove Upgrade Update

Campbells Cove

An upgrade to Campbell’s Cove will ultimately make the area even more enjoyable for our visitors.

Planning approval to upgrade the Public Domain is expected in late February with work to commence soon thereafter as follows:

Stage 1: Demolish and rebuild Harbour Masters stairs. Work will commence late February with expected completion in July 2018.

Stage 2: Paving works will commence in March until July 2018. There will be no public access along Campbell’s Cove during the Stage 2 works.

Stage 3: Paving works will commence in July until November. Access along Campbell’s Cover will reopen in front of Campbell’s Stores for Stage 3.

Stage 4: Construction of new turning circle commencing in July 2018, pending separate planning approval from Port Authority NSW. 




St Pats Day

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at The Mercantile Hotel

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than at a genuine Irish pub? Come along to The Mercantile Hotel for a great day of fun on Saturday 17 March!

Wake up early and get your St Patrick’s Day off to a roaring start with a ticketed breakfast and entertainment from 7am–10am. The Mercantile’s package includes a hearty Irish breakfast and three-hour beverage package.

This year, there will be an additional entertainment program for the public to enjoy with traditional Irish dancing, music and Irish Rock from 10am.

St Patrick’s Day at The Mercantile Hotel
Saturday 17 March
Ticketed Breakfast 7am – 10am
Live entertainment all day

Mercantile Hotel
25 George Street, The Rocks 



Rocks _Markets _Foodie _Stalls



The Rocks Friday Foodies Market is now inviting expressions of interest from tenants.

If you are interested in discussing this opportunity further please contact The Rocks Market team on 0412 271 725 or email