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The Rocks

Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
Phone Number: 61 2 9240 8500
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour...
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Ranked #19 of 266 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

If you get to Sydney on a Sat or Sun visit the Rocks market. It is such a lovely part of the city and historic. The stalls are wonderful with lots of choices and very talented people.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A great location close to Circular Quay but maybe we expected something better. The area has history and some interesting looking buildings but there are better museums in the City and in parts it is a little seedy There are lots of shops.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Place is buzzing every day of the week but even more so at the weekends when the market is in town A bit touristy but hey, we were tourists!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Rocks was fantastic, Sydney feels very much like a modern city but the rocks areas felt like a different time. Lots of historic pubs, tea places and cafes scattered through cobblestone laneways... Highly recommend going on Friday (foodie market) and Saturday (tourist, craft market) really full of life highly recommended!!

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Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The history of The Rocks, the age of the buildings the ambiance of the town make for a lovely stroll through there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This major tourist destination is full of shops, restaurants and cafes. Even so, the atmosphere of the past is not lost and it is possible to imagine what it would have been like to live in the Rocks a hundred or more years ago. By following a walking map, it is possible to get a full sense of the history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Rocks area of Sydney is a hive of restaurants, cafes, shops, markets, and other places of interest - there is something here for everyone to enjoy. Admittedly it is quite touristy, but there is still plenty to enjoy. A definite must to get a proper background on the place is The Rocks Discovery Museum - this is a small... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Get to see how Sydney started. Some nice old structures and many nooks and crannys to discover and get lost. A new place around each corner.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is where Sydney began, and today most of what is going on happens here or can be easily reached from here. It is especially impressive on a holiday, like Australia Day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

As well as the old buildings and alley ways. There are numerous shops that cater for most tourists. There is a weekend market that covers a fair amount of area. The prices are a little steep compared to the rest of Sydney, but that is the area.

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