The Rocks

The Rocks is an inner-city suburb, tourist precinct and historic area of Sydney located on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour adjacent to the city centre. The close proximity to Circular Quay and the views of the iconic Harbour Bridge, as well as the historic nature of many of the buildings makes the Rocks very popular with tourists. It features a variety of souvenir and craft shops, and many themed and historic pubs. The Rocks Market operates each weekend, with around 100 stalls. There are numerous historic walks through the area, visiting historical buildings like Cadman's Cottage, Sydney Observatory, and the Dawes Point Battery, which was the first fortified position in New South Wales.The Rocks Discovery Museum, traces the area's fascinating transformation from traditional aboriginal lands, to convict slum, to tourist hotspot.