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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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Ranked #19 of 236 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Great place to walk. Shopping, coffee shops, every kind of food you could ever want. Quaint bars and restaurants. Recommend Captain Cooks for a quick drink and Good conversation from the chatty bartender. Fish at the Rocks is great for seafood. Fresh daily specials make sure to make a reservation as it is very small and popular with the locals.

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Plenty of Sydney history on show at The Rocks and an interesting range of shopping. The best time to go is on a Saturday or Sunday morning when the local market is out and supplements the bohemian offer of galleries and gift shops. A pleasant stroll which is sure to discover something for everyone.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This area dates back to the 1800's and was the original site for the hospital, police station, post office, etc. The brick bldgs and cobblestone streets are mostly original. Of course the store fronts have been modified for today and the restaurants and cafes spill right onto the sidewalks. Many little laneways with small shops are fun to discover and... More

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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I took my wife to the Rocks at the begining of November to show her around as she has never been, we were lucky enough to go when the evening markets were on, it was such a lovely place the smell of fresh food and being able to enjoy the sights at our leisure we really enjoyed it. We also... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Good area for sightseeing. you are able to enjoy cobblestone streets and cafes. The weekends have market stalls and the main road is blocked off so you can walk around at leisure. You can get some lovely harbor and water views. There is a free tourist trolley that does a stop off at the Rocks so you do not have... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We loved The Rocks! What a trendy, cool, historical part of Sydney. Great eating, drinking, shopping, sightseeing... plus a great history lesson. Would love to spend more time here if we're ever back in Australia!

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Wuppertal, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The Rocks is a charming area with lots of beautiful old buildings and small lanes and basically the foundation of Sydney so lots of history there. My accomodation was in The Rocks and I was really glad that I stayed here as other parts of Sydney were not that convincing. During the day it's just nice to wander around and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Great area of town to visit, so much going on. Pubs, restaurants, art galleries. Old buildings nicely retorted and converted, a nice place to find yourself walking around. Take your time, get the feeling of the place.

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Bristol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is I believe the oldest part of Sydney and is worth an hour or two strolling around to see the buildings, many of which resemble those of city wharfs in UK. There are plenty of places to stop for a drink or meal and the area has its own charm quite distinct from the bustling harbour area just a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to wander round. Tourist information very helpful and pleasant people working there. The Rocks museum is worth a visit. There are shops and restaurants to suit all pockets. Do not miss the area if visiting Sydney. A MUST!

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