The Rocks

The Rocks is a bustling neighbourhood in Sydney’s city centre, located on the waterfront area directly opposite the Sydney Opera House. The affluent neighbourhood is renowned for its modern cafes, up-market restaurants and fancy bars. If you’re going to raise a glass to the city, you should be doing it from The Rocks.

Area History

In 1788 the first European settlers stepped food in Sydney, right on the banks of the Pacific Ocean, at the area now known as The Rocks. Throughout time the neighbourhood has been settled by soldiers, sailors and convicts which transformed the space into a vibrant district. Today the convicts have moved on, and The Rocks are renowned for being home to some of the cities oldest pubs, beautiful 18th-century buildings and waterfront docks.

What to Do

There’s plenty of restaurants and bars in the area to choose from, but if you have a tipple at any, we recommend the Argyle bar. Though the drinks here a little pricey (sip them slowly) it’s worth the money to be transported into Sydney’s hottest hangout. When you’re not dining on the local cuisine, you should be shopping at the local open-air markets, hipster boutiques or enjoying a historical walking tour around the areas cobblestoned streets.