At The Rocks, we're committed to welcoming all visitors, and strive to be accessible to all, including those with additional mobility requirements.

Welcome to The Rocks, a historic gem nestled in the heart of Sydney, where we believe that every visitor deserves to experience the rich tapestry of our heritage.

At The Rocks, accessibility is not just a feature – it's a commitment to ensuring that everyone can explore, enjoy, and immerse themselves in the unique charm of this iconic precinct.

The Rocks is constantly striving to improve accessibility. If you encounter any challenges or have suggestions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Your feedback helps create a more welcoming and inclusive experience for everyone.

Getting around

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.

Download the map
Gettting here

Getting to The Rocks is a breeze with our accessible transport options. From wheelchair-friendly pathways to inclusive public transport, we've ensured that your journey to and from The Rocks is as seamless as the experience within.

Take the train to Circular Quay, head in the direction of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Circular Quay station is fully accessible. Once you pass through the barriers, you'll find four lifts on either side taking you directly to the platform level. 

If you’re coming from Wynyard station, come north down George Street towards the harbour and you’ll be here in 10 minutes.  There are six entrances to Wynyard station (useful to know because they span a steep hill). All of them are accessible. The main entrances on George Street is reached by a wide gentle ramp.

Plan your trip

For buses travelling through the CBD along Elizabeth Street, get off the bus at Bridge Street and head north to The Rocks. Bus stops are also located along Alfred Street. 

Buses that are accessible have the wheelchair symbol displayed on the front of the bus. They have lower floors, wide doors and aisles, and there are no steps in the front half of the bus. Other features include handrails, accessible stop buttons and highly visible LED destination signs on the front of the bus. 

Plan your trip

Catch a ferry to Circular Quay and you’re only moments away from the heart of The Rocks. 

All Sydney Ferries vessels are accessible to people using essential mobility aids, but several older-style wharves have steps that prevent access.

Planning an accessible trip with the Trip Planner will show you which services are accessible by displaying the wheelchair accessible symbol in your trip plan results.

If travelling with private ferry operators in NSW, check accessibility and other information by contacting the local transport operator.

Plan your trip

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

The L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick and Circular Quay and Kingsford. Both lines travel via George Street, Central Station and along Devonshire Street in Surry Hills up to Moore Park.

Staff can assist you with getting on and off light rail vehicles. There are ramps or lifts for getting to and from the platform and all light rail stops have network maps and electronic information displays indicating when the next service is due.

Check the accessibility facilities at the light rail stop locations and read through the tips for planning an accessible trip.

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

Plan your trip

It's never been easier to pick up and drop off people in The Rocks at three convenient kiss & ride locations:

George Street

  • two spaces near the corner of George and Atherden Streets

Harrington Street

  • two spaces near the corner of Harrington and Argyle Streets
  • five more spaces outside the Harbour Rocks Hotel.

Parking in The Rocks

Free street parking is available on Argyle and Harrington Streets. This is subject to availability on the day. City of Sydney mobility parking information can be found on the City of Sydney website.

​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
All these parking stations have accessible car spots.

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.