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“Overpriced tourist trap” 3 of 5 stars
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The Rocks
Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9240 8500
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Ranked #12 of 614 things to do in Sydney
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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“Overpriced tourist trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Walk through but don't eat here it's overpriced and a tourist trap. Everyone says its so cool. But it's just a street in with resturants.

Visited August 2013
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“Great place to wander around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

So much history, so many great old pubs, very good restaurants, cafes and bars. The markets when happening are well worth a browse.

Visited August 2013
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“Wonderfully historic part of Sydney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Superbly historic part of Sydney and ideal for a few hours stroll. I suggest, for a relaxed ramble, that one visits the Rocks during the week and avoids the office midday lunch hour.

For a more hectic experience go at the weekend when the Rocks arts and crafts markets are being held.

A good way to start a walk of the Rocks is to commence at Circular Quay and then progress into the rocks along the Harbour Foreshore with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge adding to the spectacle,

Visit the lovely Garrison Chapel in the heart of the Rocks, where I actually got married, and the small cluster of old Sydney cottages that retain their colonial charm.

Visited April 2013
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“Enjoyable time at The Rocks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Walked around The Rocks Sydney - great weather enjoyed pancakes at the Pancake restuarant and shopping in the precinct - filled in the morning well. Would like to go back sometime when the markets are on.

Visited July 2013
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“Great area, weekend markets were a bit too busy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great area and lots of nice restaurants and interesting shops. The markets had lots of good stalls with interesting things for sale. However it was a bit too crowded for my liking. Lots of pushing and shoving and I would worry about losing young children. Beautiful buildings and streets!

Visited July 2013
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