Destination The Rocks Sydney


The Rocks is the term used to describe the area between Sydney Cove and Darling Harbour along the approaches to Sydney Harbour Bridge. This was named by the first European settlers after the rocky ridge running North to South along Miller point. 


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The first convict camps were established here in 1788 as the Rocks is rich with convict history and buildings some of which still stand today dating back to the early 1800’s.

‘The Rocks is a fantastic area to explore on foot as you meander through the various alleyways and backstreets to discover its hidden treasures and unique history. There’s plenty of ‘Sydney’s Oldest’ claims here, ‘The Fortune of War’ dating back to the early 1800’s, The Sydney Observatory housing the oldest telescope in the southern hemisphere. Lord Nelson Sydney’s Oldest Hotel.

Fun Facts

What’s In a Name

Originally known as known as Tallawoladah by the cadigal people. Shortly after the colony was formed in 1788, The Rocks were named as a result of the abundance of sandstone Rocky outcrops in the area. 

Pub Crawl

The locals have a term known as a ‘pub crawl’ where they go from one historic pub to the next drinking a beer in each one before moving on to the next. Not for the faint hearted.

The Rocks Market

Each Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the rocks comes alive with local makers, chefs, and artisans in the city’s oldest area to present you The Rocks Markets.

Wedding Photography

For many years the foreshores surrounding The Rocks and historic buildings provided a backdrop for newly married couples to have their wedding images captured.  

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Private Sydney Car Tour

With our freedom of choice tour through Sydney we’re heading to the coast to check out the beaches and harbour foreshores. With a good mix of coastlines and hidden treasures you’ll be glad to came along.

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