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The Rocks

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9240 8500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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$91*
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

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A very pretty place , terrific views , you can walk a long way , got some great pics , the cliffs give you great views .

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A very pretty place , terrific views , you can walk a long way , got some great pics , the cliffs give you great views .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Rocks area facing Sydney Harbour is a truly amazing area of the city. The preservation of historic buildings is admirable and the many lane ways and 17 old pubs in the area make it a great place to browse and to learn about the history of the port of Sydney. Accompanying the pubs, are unique restaurants, art galleries and... More 

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Wallaroo, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It just feels soulful and historic. With a gutsy bit of charm. Take hours to spend quality time here, please.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great location with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House as the backdrop. Many wonderful dining opportunities. We stayed at the Shangra-la hotel in the Rocks and it was wonderful. This is also where you start the Sydney Bridge Climb/Walk.

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Churchville, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Around 6pm there are free walking tours of the Rocks area. You tip your guide at the end. Nice walk, plenty of interesting stories and well worth the time.

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Duncan, Canada
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Try it.... you will enjoy it.... its out on the rocks ... but then it's out on the rocks...... try it if you have time. The GOD & have other rocks that are incredibly better... Go for them if time & permits.

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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We toured the Rocks area on our City Bus Tour and made note to go back on our own to walk around. The tour gave us a good history of the early days here, and it was really inspiring to see some of the original buildings and get an idea of what actually went on around these streets. An area... More 

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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

have a walkabout and soak up the atmosphere and then stop by any enjoy one of the many places where you can grab a large or small bite to eat

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I always go here almost every weekend, well mostly. I usually just walk aling the harbour and relax by sitting viewing harbour bridge and opera house. Do not underestimate a free sightseeing as this one worth of your time for inspiration hunting and romantic place at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

As its name implies, it is built on rocks and there are steep,slopes and lots of stairs carved into the rocks. We stayed in a bed and breakfast inn and enjoyed exploring the neighborhood shops and restaurants. The Market on the weekend was festive with lots of creative crafts.

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