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EXPLORE THE ROCKS

Getting here

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The Rocks, you can’t miss it

It’s easy to get to The Rocks. In fact, you can’t miss it!  The Rocks is just a short stroll 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 and a short walk from Wynyard railway station. The Rocks extends from the harbour in the north and east, to Kent Street in the west, and Grosvenor Street in the south.

Pedestrian Access
Pedestrian Access
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.
Train
Train
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 transportnsw.info
Bus
Bus
For buses travelling through the CBD along Elizabeth Street, get off the bus at Bridge Street and head north to The Rocks. Visit transportnsw.info
Ferry
Ferry
Catch a ferry to Circular Quay and you’re only a short stroll away. Visit transportnsw.info
By car
By car
There are a number of secure, conveniently-located parking stations in The Rocks. Click on the parking tab to find out more.
Taxi
Taxi
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.
Bicycle
Bicycle
The Rocks is easily accessible by bicycle. Several bike racks are located around the perimeter of the precinct. Click on the map tab for locations.

 

Maps

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.

 

Sydney Visitor Centre
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The scenic natural and historical features of The Rocks with its cobblestone pathways, terraces, narrow lanes and stairs can make it a challenging environment to navigate for some visitors with limited mobility.

However there are many places in The Rocks that can be visited and are accessible with many inclusive elements. As we continue to implement new initiatives to improve the experience of all our visitors some sites that provide access are:

  • 80 shops, restaurants and bars, along George Street and Nurses Walk
  • The Rocks Centre and The Rocks Markets in Playfair Street on Fridays and the weekends
  • The foreshore along West Circular Quay, Campbells Cove, and Dawes point park
  • Cumberland Street and the Archaeological Dig site. 
  • Circular Quay and the ferry wharfs

There are a number of building lifts that enable access from one road level to another, including the Rocks Centre, The Cleland Bond Building, Grosvenor Place, the Metcalf Bond Building and Campbells Stores.

A lift provides access to the Harbour Bridge from Cumberland Street, and a lift provides access to the Cahill Expressway and Macquarie Street at Circular quay.

Accessible parking spaces are available in Cumberland Street (KGV Recreation Centre), George Street Sth (MCA), George Street Nth (Fort Street), West Circular Quay (OPT), and Hickson Road (Fort Street)

A number of public amenities are also available throughout the Rocks.

Accessible toilets are available around The Rocks. Refer to The Rocks Accessibility Map for further details.