The site of the first colonial settlement in Australia in 1788, when about 1400 men, women and children arrived after 250 days sailing in the First Fleet, a fleet of prison ships.
Situated at the northern end of George Street, Sydney. Adjacent to Circular Quay and a short walk from the Sydney Opera House.
The best way to explore The Rocks is on foot, as you wander the many lanes and old courtyards.
ARGYLE CUT: connects Sydney Cove with Millers Point, started in 1843 by convicts with hammers and chisels, completed in 1867 with the help of explosives.
ARGYLE PLACE: on the other side of Argyle Cut, at Millers Point, surviving intact with its little village green from the 1830s.
THE EARTH EXCHANGE: an interactive geological and mining museum.
Built in 1840 for the soldiers to attend services, still used today.
LORD NELSON BREWERY HOTEL
The oldest remaining hotel in Sydney.
Built in 1836, of sandstone.
Converted to a hotel in 1841.
Beer brewed on the premises.
HISTORICAL AND MILITARY MUSEUM: at the Garrison Church.
Open Tues-Sat 11am-3pm, Sun 12-4pm.
A row of four terrace houses, and a corner shop, occupied by working class
Open on weekends, 10am-5pm.
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
58-64 Gloucester Street.
104 George Street, Sydney, with the former
City Morgue below.
East meets West at: Chinatown »