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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9240 8500
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Ranked #22 of 296 Attractions in Sydney
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Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Rocks is a precinct of narrow cobblestoned laneways and former merchants homes, which now house galleries, restaurants, boutiques and souvenir... more »
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I go here as it's one of the last ports of call for a Guinness on tap. Since "I like to watch" a Guiness and a perve of the pedestrian traffic is always a stimulating and relaxing pastime at The Rocks. I also love walking the nurses steps and somehow finding my way through the labyrinth of the rocks back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Great place to spend some time roaming around and looking at the historical sites. Lots of cool boutique stores, and cafés. Though most things are more on the expensive side.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

the area has a bit of everything - early sandstone buildings, great restaurants, weekend markets also open some evenings, the harbour's edge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Walk through the development of early Australia, and see how they lived. Sandstone buildings and the hard toil of the people of Sydney.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The famour Rocks has something for everyone. If you are a Sydney-sider or an over-seas visitor you will find something just for you at the Rocks. It is a great place to meet up with your family and have a gander around together. Just steps away you can find fine food and drinks for that late after-noon lucheon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

When in Sydney a visit to the Rocks is a must!! Especially at the weekend when the market is on and has loads of beautiful crafts!! Great view of the Bridge and great bars to visit!! Especially the Merc on a Sunday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

the Rocks has a lot of history but you can still enjoy the modern touch with lots of restaurants and pubs and bars. Good food too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

A fantastic sight seeing historical adventure , where you can explore where the first convicts & how they arrived in Australia!! A must view attraction

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Rocks is what Sydney was, it's a must that you take the time to walk around and see the cobble stone foot paths and the small lane ways, the Rocks is the history of Sydney. Plus it is only a 5 minute walk from Circular Quay train station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

I always try and do the rocks scene when I'm in town and it never disappoints. Thank you Sydney for keeping this attraction still alive. I will be back.

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