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The Rocks

The Rocks is one of the oldest precincts of Sydney, famous for the first settlement in 1788, but even further back as Indigenous First Nation sacred land.

With stunning heritage buildings and hidden cobblestone alleyways, The Rocks is a charming place to visit. There are hundreds of places to eat and drink, explore the locals art trail including unique galleries of Indigenous works, stop and listen to live music and street performers.  Ponder the boutique shopping to find jewellery, fashion, homewares and gifts, Australian icons, even your own Akubra and other leather items.

Explore the Nurse’s Walk in-between George and Harrison Streets and the Susannah Place Museum.

You can walk all the way to top of the “Argyle Cutting” steps from Argyle Street to experience a couple of the oldest Pubs in Sydney, the Glenmore, which has fabulous views of the Harbour and Opera House from its rooftop bar and a great menu to match. Or try a cocktail at the Orient for one of the most famous historic pubs or the more modern Mrs Jones or get amongst the locals at the Endeavour Tap Rooms alfresco on the cobblestones.

Also worth a look is Cadman’s Cottage, built in 1816 it is one of the oldest residential buildings in Sydney.  Join our friends at Journey Walks for one of their special Convict tours around The Rocks or the Sin and the City Walk close to us in Kings Cross.

Tip: Visit The Rocks on a Saturday or Sunday to shop at  the famous Rocks Markets, or savour something delicious on a Friday at the Friday Foodie Markets.



It’s so easy to access from Sydney Lodges via Sydney’s Light Rail, bus to the last stop, Circular Quay.