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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9240 8500
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Ranked #19 of 293 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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Manama, Bahrain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

One of the oldest parts of the city, The Rocks has been delightfully preserved and restored and now offers some chic shopping opportunities, quaint and highly atmospheric cafes and restaurants plus the odd Pub or two, including the oldest in Sydney.

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Victor, Idaho
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was located in The Rocks, which made everything within walking distance. There are plenty great eating and drinking establishments in The Rocks. We made sure to visit two that claim to be the oldest pubs in Sydney. On the weekend there is a great street fair in this area.

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Buderim, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great buzz in the area. Th markets were on and the array of stalls was fabulous and very 'tasty'! Definitely worth a visit. I think they are on Fridays.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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229 reviews 229 reviews
128 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very cute little neighborhood. Perhaps a bit touristy, but with good cause. Worth spending a little time exploring (30 minutes will let you see pretty much everything) and then stop for a meal or drink in one of the many little restaurants, bars, or cafes in the area.

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Baguio, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

An exhilarating place to look for bargain souvenirs, pubs everywhere indicative of how the place used to be. A great place to unwind after an adventurous harbor bridge climb. :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visited the rocks market on sunday and it was ok. But no great. There were many stalls selling quirky stuffs. But maybe because Ive also seen those stuffs selling at many different parts of the world so... The art prints or paintings sold there werent that great too.. There's this stall with fantastic vintage posters and postcards replicas for keeping... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There is nothing particular to visit but it is a nice area to walk around full of quirky pubs and over priced eateries. Great views of the Harbour and Opera House.

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Bradbury, NSW
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Rocks area is situated at the southern end of the Harbour Bridge and around to Circular Quay. It was one of the early settlements and contains many historic buildings, most of them built from the typical Sydney sandstone. It is a souvenir hunters delight, but like most sites, don't expect to find many genuine items, (ie made in Australia,... More

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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A good place to get some food and a drink, an amazing place to people watch and soak up the atmosphere of Sydney too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Thank goodness this area has been listed so that it cannot be changed. Its a testament to the men and women who first travelled to Australia, convicts or not. This are is like an old English town.

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