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The Rocks

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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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$98*
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

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You can explore the rocks area for a day and not see everything, with pubs dating from the 1820`s to 5 star hotels. There are a wide variety of restaurants, cafes,pubs and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

You can explore the rocks area for a day and not see everything, with pubs dating from the 1820`s to 5 star hotels. There are a wide variety of restaurants, cafes,pubs and entertainment . The markets at weekends are the place to visit with handicrafts, food , fresh fruit and vegetables etc.Just a great place to explore the history of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A hive of activity great place to visit, something for everyone. go on the weekends and enjoy market days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A lot of tourists, but what did expect. Great bars, pubs, and restaurants, as well as a small street market.

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Capertee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It is always nice to go to the Rocks to see the old buildings @ the history of the Rocks.We always walk around the foreshore looking at all the sights Pleasant lunch at a small cafe.

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Bli Bli, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely way to spend some time taking in the older parts and some new of Sydney. Tea and coffee houses found along the way serving beautiful morning tea or other foods ( sandwiches etc ).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

you have to go for a wander around The Rocks, which is the site of the original settlement in Sydney. Some interesting nooks and crannies! You may also find yourself going back there later in the day for food and drink in the many bars and restaurants in this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Quaint area. Lots of places to eat and shop. Very interesting history and architecture in the area. Walk around through the little alleys and down to Circular Quay in just minutes.

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Maclean, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the markets, lots of different and interesting stalls, lots of friendly stall holders, a really great vibe in the markets. Also great Irish bar smack bang in the middle of the markets..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A visit to Sydney must always, always include the Rocks. But the visit must be both day and night. 2 visits. Amazing, friendly, fun, vibrant, exciting and fab food. a delight for all ages.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Rocks, although touristy is still a fun area to walk around and has many shops and restaurants. It is also the entryway to the Sydney Harbour which is a highly recommended walk for outstanding views of the Harbour and Sydney Opera House.

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