The Rocks & Circular Quay Print

This area was where members of the First Fleet stepped ashore on 26 January 1788 and British settlement of Australia was first established.

Today it is Sydney's historic old town, nestled between the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Discover the stories behind its charming cobblestone laneways and historic buildings on an entertaining walking tour or simply wander about and experience a precinct steeped in history.

The Rocks is in central Sydney, just a short stroll away 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. The Rocks extends from the harbour in the north and east, to Kent Street in the west, and Grosvenor Street in the south.

Getting here is easy with bus, ferry and train depots less than 5 mins away.

Great shopping, some of Sydney's finest food and magical harbour views make The Rocks and Circular Quay a unique destination not to be missed-and a wonderful place to start your exploration of Sydney.

The Rocks Harbour Bridge Climb
The Rocks Harbour Bridge Climb
The Rocks - at Night The Weekend Markets
The Rocks at Night The Weekend Markets

Key Things to Do in the Rocks:

For more information, visit:

- Wine & Dine at wharfside restaurants
- Take a ferry from circular quay to Taronga Zoo or Northern Beaches (Manly)
- Explore boutique Australian shops & galleries
- Walk to the Opera House and around the botanical gardens
- Climb the Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb
- Take a walking tour of this historic Australlian town

- The Rocks
- The Rocks Self-Guided Walking Tour
- Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Map of The Rocks
Map: The Rocks