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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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$141*
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Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience
91%
Ranked #20 of 238 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Fee: No
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Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Went there on Saturday during our trip - fantastic market, especially liked (and loaded up on) the ceramics at a stall featuring Australiana, like the koala tea mugs we got.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The Rocks is a very interesting, nicely renovated old district of Sydney! A very nice place to have a walk or to go for lunch in the good looking and promising restaurants!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

When in Sidney, must visit this spot. Brings nostalgia back especially for history buffs like me. Pier One hotel is a old fish market converted to a luxury hotel. Old pubs and antiques. At night, this place comes even more alive with pubs and music. Must visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We spent a full day and an evening at The Rocks. Day we spent walking around the area where there was a market which consisted mainly of local crafts (bought few items) had lunch at a Irish cafe scones freshly made - not to be missed. Evening had a meal again an Irish Hotel food excellent

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful tour of the Rocks district, imagining times gone by. Sad to think that they are modernising this area which will see buildings of interest gone forever. You had better see it soon!

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Durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Just love the Rocks,plenty of lovely Resteraunts to visit, also the beautiful market stalls something for everyone,the stall holders are just so friendly,and plenty of bars to sit outside relax and have a bite to eat just perfect and in beautiful surroundings!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Went to Orient Hotel for a couple of drinks and then Pancakes on the Rocks for dinner, It was Excellent!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The best side of The Rocks is on the other side of the Harbour Bridge, around Millers Point...very old streets and homes - fascinating and much quieter, good if you like history. We had a drink at a gorgeous old pub there too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Rocks has a charm of its own separate from this busy city. Wonderful weekend market, lots of lively restaurants and interesting shops, adjacent to the ferries at Circular Quay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Nice historic place but it has become very commercialized . The buildings have been refurbished but to me it js nothing more than a mall in a historic building. Mainly full of cafes and tourist shops selling overpriced food. Will take you about 20 -40 minutes to finish this place. Go after you gave looked at opera house and harbour... More 

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