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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The view of the rocks from Opera House is probably the best part. I recommend to walk under the bridge and then enter The Rocks, it's mainly a place for restaurants and little more

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The rocks it easy to get to & easy to get around. We went twice, once to see the street markets then again during the week. Beautiful quaint buildings and streets a great place to visit

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We went along on a Saturday to see the markets, eat some treats, see the sights and go the Susanna Place museum. All were worth the effort of walking over from the other end of town. A great part of the world and if you take the time to learn some of the history, it gets even better!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This area of Sydney is full of plaques and remnants from the first settlement in 1788 . Located by the side of the harbour bridge and across from the opera it's full of photographic opportunities

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Rocks Market is fantastic. Plenty of variety, and plenty of opportunity to stop and eat and drink, Would be useful for more stall holders to have POS so those of us who carry little cash, or not enough cash can make purchases when we want to. Sadly I had to miss out on a couple of purchases as I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great destination for any Sydney visit. Abundant restaurants and pubs. Make the time to visit! The area is a bit hilly and many cobblestone areas so wear comfy shoes.

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Sterling, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Enjoy the ambience of the area , take in the atmosphere of tourists, shops and cafes. Loved the old sandstone buildings and it is a good retreat from the busy city.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Rocks are on very high grounds and the conference that I presented my research paper was in the hotel. I stayed at George hotel walking distance to the Rocks and was enjoyable and memorable

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We first visited the rocks on our tour around Sydney and then went back there after the tour by ourselves. We had a great day just walking around. There's many hidden shops that can only be found by walking all around. It's a good idea to get a map, because it's very easy to get lost there. Many cafes and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Its the market only opens on firday, and the locals used to sell their production direct here, though little expensvie because of high advertising for this market, but certainly good for a visit.

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