The Rocks

The Rocks is sandstone buildings, history, laneways, culture and Australiana by day, and a busy pub scene by night. It is the historical precinct of central Sydney immediately to the north of the City centre on the western side of Sydney Cove, and where the First Fleet set up their first convict settlement.
Photo: Adam.J.W.C., CC BY-SA 2.5.

Notable Places in the Area

is a leisure and entertainment precinct, in central . Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

Tourist attraction
The is an Australian heritage-listed steel through arch bridge across that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the and the North Shore. Photo: JJ Harrison, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The , located in , is an Australian museum solely dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art, both from across Australia and around the world. Photo: Gobeirne, CC BY 2.5.

The is a heritage-listed meteorological station, astronomical observatory… Photo: Gobeirne, CC BY 2.5.

Localities in the Area

is the Harbour City, and is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in with an enviable reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The was where Governor Arthur Phillip first raised the British flag on Australian soil in January 1788, the earliest site of European settlement in Australia. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

Immediately to the east of the City Centre and also adjacent to is an area of laneways, nightlife, cafes, pubs, bars and entertainment. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

The Rocks

-33.86° or 33° 51' 36" south
151.2083° or 151° 12' 30" east
19 metres (62 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 21398002
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Aragonese: The Rocks
  • Chinese: 悉尼岩石区
  • Dutch: The Rocks
  • English: The Rocks, New South Wales, Australia
  • English: The Rocks, New South Wales
  • English: The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • French: The Rocks
  • German: The Rocks
  • German: The Rocks (Sydney)
  • Hebrew: הרוקס
  • Hebrew: רוקס, ניו סאות' ויילס
  • Hebrew: רוקס
  • Indonesian: The Rocks, New South Wales
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  • Italian: The Rocks
  • Japanese: ザ・ロックス (ニューサウスウェールズ州)
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  • Korean: 록스
  • Korean: 시드니 락스
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  • Luxembourgish: The Rocks
  • Malay: The Rocks, New South Wales
  • Persian: د راکس، نیو ساوت ولز
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  • Romanian: The Rocks, New South Wales
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