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The Rocks Sydney | Pier One Sydney Harbour

The Rocks Sydney, our first settlement area and now first in Sydney entertainment, shopping and dining… Information provided by your Sydney Hotel, Pier One Sydney Harbour…

Rediscover the past and connect with Sydney’s heritage in The Rocks. See one of the many historic attractions or just stroll through The Rocks to gain an insight into the people and the place through time.

Then discover The Rocks of today…shopping, street buskers, entertainment and some of Sydney’s best restaurants all form a memorable tourist precinct, ready to surprise locals as well as international visitors alike.

Visit The Rocks Markets and browse through antiques, artefacts and art. Explore the many cafes and fine dining restaurants… or visit a few of the thirty three galleries, museums and art establishments dotted amongst the heritage buildings.

The central location of Pier One Sydney Harbour makes it your ideal The Rocks Hotel & Restaurant.

Amongst many Rocks attractions, there are a few tours not to be missed. It all depends on your preference:

  • if you are interested to know how this historic settlement became the first European settlement in Australia, there are excellent walking tours of The Rocks taking place. In an hour or so, you will be transported back into the past, more than two centuries ago! A great way to reconnect with Australia’ own history… for tourists and locals alike. Discover more…
  • as Sydney developed into a port city, The Rocks became a dockside area, welcoming sailors from every horizon… including convicts. Sydney being a colony, its brutal history reflects diseases, violence and, sometimes, horrendous murders. Some stay spirits still linger in The Rocks… If you want to find out if this is really true, take a Rocks Ghost Tour! Discover more…
  • after all this incredible history and excitement, you will probably like a refreshment… The Rocks have so many pubs; some dating as far back as Sydney itself! Why not enjoy a drink and listen to historical stories of these heritage pubs? The Rocks pub tour will have you walking around the precinct; conducted by your experienced guide… Listen to great Rocks pub tales while enjoying a drink! Discover more…