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The Rocks

Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9240 8500
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour...
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Ranked #12 of 613 things to do in Sydney
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Fee: No
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The neighborhood is worth a walk around. It isn't necessarily a place you have to stay. There are some shops and restaurants but many of them are elsewhere in Sydney so it isn't worth an huge amount of time. It also gets very crowded when cruise ships are in port.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A must do in Sydney. There's a significant part of Sydney's early history here, some signs around describing the old buildings etc. Plenty of shops too for souvenirs etc. But the place really transforms on Fridays and weekends with the markets. Friday is foodies market - fantastic produce available, Saturday and Sunday is more general, great to browse and find... More 

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Sure it's touristie but ya gotta stroll the Rocks and check out the shops, restaurants and bars. On the weekends they set up tents and there's a crafts fair that is extra special. I visit Sydny once or twice a year and stay at the nearby Marriott and make it a point to walk over here.

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Wollombi, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A HUGE tourist trap of course. Lots of expensive shops aimed at tourists. But still such a charming area to wander around. I also love the little lane ways, hotels, bars, cafes and shops. The old sandstone buildings are just gorgeous. They have fantastic quirky markets on a regular basis. The museum is interesting. The Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe is... More 

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Landgraaf, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Spent some time in "The Rocks" on a recent trip to Sydney. The history of the area is very interesting, but I found a lot of the shops to be overpriced. Overall, nothing really special.

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dalkeith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous area for just relaxing or shopping. We spent hours just looking around and stopping for drinks. The area is very quirky.

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Frizington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Rocks is full of history and has lovely old buildings. It also has interesting shops and galleries selling things which are a bit different. There are many bars and restaurants for a drink, a snack or a meal. It is worth taking a tour of the area and hearing about the history.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of little lane ways and cafes, and places to sit and drink coffee, or have a wine if that's more your style. This is my favourite part of Sydney.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A must to soak in the atmosphere of the whole area. Great for drinks and dinner but be sure to be early as seats/tables are almost full by 7pm especially on Fridays and Saturdays. Dress appropriately i.e. casual smart. Best pub/café is The Australian at The Rocks

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The "Rocks" as they are referred is walkable from Circular Quay, with many shops and restaurants, can get quite busy at times, but nice place to explore.

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