Some sections of the inner city suburb of Dawes Point have become part of The Rocks, an adjacent district. Once a slum area, it was developed into a residential area of 3-storey houses and a popular tourist spot. Charming shops, pubs and restaurants line its cobbled streets.

The Rocks and Dawes Point enjoy good views of the Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House. Two of the notable attractions in the area are the Sydney Theatre and The Wharf Theatre.