You can’t miss it

Getting here

It’s easy to get to The Rocks. Nestled in the heart of Sydney, The Rocks is spectacularly placed on Sydney's sparkling Harbour with views of the Harbour Bridge. We're only a two minute walk from Circular Quay station or Light Rail, or park along the streets for quick and easy access to Sydney’s historic district.
A hop, skip and jump from Sydney's CBD

For those just north of the bridge, take a nice scenic stroll across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and find yourself in The Rocks in no time. Coming from Wynyard Station? Jump on the train or light rail to Circular Quay, or simply take a 10 minute walk from Wynyard down George Street and get a little extra fresh air. The Rocks extends from the harbour in the north and east, to Kent Street in the west, and Grosvenor Street in the south.


See what The Rocks looks like right now


Parking in The Rocks

Paid street parking is available in The Rocks on Harrington, Cumberland, Argyle, Essex and Gloucester Street. 
We encourage you to check parking signs and follow instructions as parking rates and time limit restrictions vary. 

​There are also a number of secure, conveniently-located parking stations in The Rocks:

Wilson Parking, Quay West
Wilson Parking, Clocktower
Wilson Parking, 155 George Street

How to pay for parking

You can pay for parking using the ticketless parking meters installed within The Rocks. 

You can also pay via the Park’npay mobile app. The app is an exciting NSW Government initiative which is being trialled in a small number of areas in Sydney, including The Rocks. 

Find out more about Park’npay


Motorcycle and scooter parking areas

Motorcycle and scooter riders don't need to pay at any of the parking meters in our local area.

Simply park as you usually would but remember to observe the time restrictions.


Electric vehicle parking areas 

Designated paid parking and charging station for electric vehicles are located on Argyle Street, near Harrington Street. Maximum stay up to four hours while charging.


Permits for residents 

Eligible residents can apply for a parking permit which exempts their vehicle from time limit restrictions and parking meter rates where the signage includes the words “permit holders excepted”. Residents can apply for parking permits for area 16 through the City of Sydney website.


Special events 

Please note that certain events within the precinct may limit the availability of parking spaces within the precinct due to road closures or increased traffic.



Questions about parking? Contact us via email or phone 1300 275 223.


You’ll find taxi ranks on George Street near Playfair Street, on George Street at the Metcalfe Arcade, at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, and Alfred Street at Circular Quay.
The Rocks is easily accessible by bicycle. Several bike racks are located around the perimeter of the precinct. 

See our bike rack locations below:

Sydney’s new light rail is a great way to travel to The Rocks.

The L2 Randwick Line includes 14 stops from the Randwick Hospitals Campus, UNSW, Moore Park, Surry Hills, Central, CBD and ending right on The Rocks' doorstep at Alfred Street, Circular Quay.

High frequency services mean you can just turn up and go!

Plan your trip and read more about the light rail

Take the train to Circular Quay, head in the direction of Sydney Harbour Bridge, and you're only a stroll away. If you’re coming from Wynyard station, walk north down George Street towards the harbour and you’ll be here in 10 minutes. Visit
For buses travelling through the CBD along Elizabeth Street, get off the bus at Bridge Street and head north to The Rocks. Visit
Catch a ferry to Circular Quay and you’re only a short stroll away. Visit
The Rocks is an easy, 15-minute downhill stroll from Town Hall station, 10-minutes from Wynyard station and a two-minute walk from Circular Quay. The main entry point to The Rocks is via George Street. If you’re walking from Darling Harbour, you can take Hickson Road via Walsh Bay, or Kent and Argyle streets through Millers Point.
The Rocks maps will help you locate major attractions, accommodation and places of interest.

The Rocks Map
This map provides information on attractions, museums, parks and gardens within The Rocks. The map also indicates the locations of parking stations, services (including public toilets and ATMs) and accommodation and transport options.

The Rocks Accessibility Map
This map provides information for those with a disability to access The Rocks. It shows accessible and non-accessible pathways, where to find parking, toilets, lifts and services such as ATMs, TTY telephones, taxis and bus stops.