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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 #20 of 294 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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Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Regular visitor to Sydney, the Rocks are always on the list for a visit. Not that it changes, but its my Sydney 'fix'. This is the only place in Oz where you can get a feel for the 18th and early 19th century, very north european in its old buildings, little lanes and walkways and cobbled streets and on the... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed visiting the shops and seeing when area. I may have missed something, but I think the primary purpose is shopping

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Brisbane
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Full of history and a feel of the old days as well as modern restaurants and markets make this a great day out.

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Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Quirky, lovely history and lots of little alleyways to explore. There is a food market on the weekends.

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Good. We find YHA in the Rock. We saw a lot of history in that area. We go the weekend market. That's a nice place and a lot of food we ate. We bought a lot of special things in the weekend market.

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Humpty Doo, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent old buildings and well kept surrounds. A lot of history here. Beaut Sunday arket with many local art and craft stalls. Plenty of nice restaurants and eateries in the area. Well worth a visit. Cheers Niels and Mary, Humpty, NT, Australia, Down Under

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Chantilly, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The rocks is filled with quaint shops, restaurants and cafes. Great place to meet with friends, shop and have a drink.

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Broadbeach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Full of history and historical old buildings. Markets on weekends. A must see for overseas visitors. Adjacent to the waterfront area.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

walking through the Rocks was a very nice addition to the trip. The markets were well presented and were a joy to walk around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Love the Rocks area. The markets are fabulous with high quality crafts. Especially enjoyed unique local crafts. The workmanship is inspiring. Being in old Sydney town there is a great atmosphere walking through the paved streets with lots of eateries and pubs.

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