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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9240 8500
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As featured in 3 days in Sydney
Ranked #19 of 293 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Is the old part of Sydney, unfortunatlly like everything they create shops everywhere in there but even that still a good place to vist even romantic if u want be there for one date!

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Duvall, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The Rocks has an art market on Saturday/ Sunday. Well worth a visit. I found some of the nicest gifts for my friends and family. This is quality arts, crafts, photo's, etc. I highly recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Ambiance was great with excellent value fine dining in the upstairs restaurant and not too crowded during the day especially enjoyable if the sun is shining

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a beautifully restored area of Sydney with magnificent old buildings and great water views. The Rocks has some of the quaintest little pubs and restaurants you will find anywhere. The prices can be a bit high, but it is certainly worth spending a bit of time here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

When in Sydney you must visit the historical Rocks area. Markets on weekends, plenty of eating options and loads of history. Make sure you get a map of the area so you can find the little hidden pieces of a bygone era. Beautiful sandstone buildings, old pubs with great ales, simply a must do place! Enjoy

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Warburton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A walk around this area is very rewarding. Especially if you keep away from the touristy shopping area. The old streets are well worth the walk. The houses, old building and their gardens are well worth a look see.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great market stalls. Too many souvenir options to buy! The Hop-on Hop-off bus stops just right outside, making it very convenient to visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The is the best area to explore the old days of Sydney and enjoy some great bars and cafes. You get to walk around all the old places in Sydney, and when you get thirsty or hungry, there are so many places to stop off and grab a bite or have a few drinks. And lots of photo shoots of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit and check out the markets, eat some street food and listen to the buskers play. Love coming here every couple of months for a chilled out Sunday afternoon

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is where Sydney started. It's got some of the oldest extant architecture in Australia. It makes for a nice walk. The neighborhood isn't all that large and can easily be strolled in an hour or less, but it depends on how much stopping you do for shopping or eating/drinking. It's proximity to the cruise port (literally at the base... More

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