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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9240 8500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The Rocks History and Pub Walking Tour
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour...

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happening place and great street markets

Great street market on Sunday, making it a fun place to browse; plenty of interesting eating options if the shopping makes you hungry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Great street market on Sunday, making it a fun place to browse; plenty of interesting eating options if the shopping makes you hungry.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The Rocks was a centre of working class settlement in the early days of Sydney. If you take a walking tour, you can still see remains of the tightly packed houses that for years gave the neighbourhood a bad name. Now it has a Bohemian feel, with open air music performers and trendy cafes and street market. Well worth seeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The Rocks is a great area to stay at. It is literally across from the Sydney Opera House and a direct shot to Downtown Sydney for shopping. The Rocks has amazing restaurants to dine and has easy walking access points all around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Love going to The Rock and the excellent markets there on the weekend. The Rocks is steeped in history and wandering around the wonderful areas reading all about the convicts and early settlers is fascinating. It is also close to Sydney Harbour. I would highly recommend this area to tourists and locals alike who enjoy walking through historic areas. Lots... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We stayed here for a few nights during a tour of Australia for our honeymoon, the hotel staff were so helpful and friendly. The rooms were contemporary in a heritage setting which was so convenient for Darling Harbour. We thoroughly enjoyed it and are looking forward to returning one day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Lots of places to eat and shop. Very busyy area and interessting old buildings. We also found the shops rather expensive and touristy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

we stopped here during our stay, and loved it it's right where you want to be no messing about getting taxis or other transport just out the door and your there! Cafes, pubs, restaurants whatever you want it's here. Nice friendly atmosphere and never felt threatened at all. Also very close to circle quay and the ferry boats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a nice shopping area proximal to the Sydney Opera House. The stores don't have anything original, but the Museum of Modern Art is a nice visit. The ferries are around the corner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great place for a nighttime stroll along this area with great views ! There are some really lovely bars and restaurants along here! The night we were there, there was fireworks over the opera house, great different views from the other side of the harbour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

How amazing is this place. It really blew my mind all of the rocks that we seen was so amazing everything around was great I would definitely come back here

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9240 8500
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney

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