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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 #18 of 291 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The tourist brochures will tell you that The Rocks is where Sydney began and that's pretty true. All the other places, around Circular Quay, have long since been buried under skyscrapers, except, perhaps, for the superb "Sydney Museum" on the site of "Government House". The photograph in this review shows The Russell Hotel, a true boutique establishment, with multi-level floors... More

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Wanganui
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Right in the centre of everything. Very close to a transport hub, full of history and great little shops on boutuque hotels and bars. I just love it

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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195 reviews 195 reviews
79 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The best way to enjoy the maze which is The Rocks is to take the free 1 1/2 hour tour which starts at the harbor just South of the Cruise Terminal. Then, explore on your own. Stop in a pub for craft beer, Wander the shops for interesting items. Definitely part of any sydney must-do list.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great weekend destination, especially if you have friends visiting from out of town. From clothes and jewelry to fun Australian trinkets and food, I would definitely recommend as a place for a quick stroll.

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Sydney
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

An historic area to visit and so close to so many other amenities. It is well worth visiting, and one of the oldest parts of Sydney too.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A gorgeous part of Sydney and right by the international cruise terminal and minutes from the ferries at Circular Quay. Some great pubs, shops and restaurants in a very smart part of town. The tourist information centre is in the centre of this area and excellent staff are very knowledgable. They also sell some very good quality gifts made in... More

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Mackay, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I love history and being one of Australia's earliest sites this was a great place to visit for me. We went on a weekend when their was markets on which had some really interesting local designs. Definitely worth checking them out.

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Had a walk down by the rocks area, really enjoyed the day at the rocks. Well worth a visit for a few hours. Especially if the sun is out.

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perth
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Rocks was part of original convict Sydney and it is wonderful to wander around and soak up the history and think about how it must have been back in Captain Cook's days. Lots of little bars and cafes, a hotel or two, some great little shops, and a street craft market.

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

this is the place to go for markets, food, socializing and night life. it always seems to be alive and we had fun every time we went!

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