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The Rocks

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The Rocks
As featured in 3 Days in Sydney and 10 other guides
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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
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Sydney Photography Tour in the Historic Rocks Area
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The Rocks History and Pub Walking Tour

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Visit and learn the history.

From the first people here before it's "discovery" to the convicts to the present inhabitants it tells the story in a very informative way. The old building is great too. It's... read more

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Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the first people here before it's "discovery" to the convicts to the present inhabitants it tells the story in a very informative way. The old building is great too. It's free so well worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The rocks is conveniently located off Circular so you should include it when you go the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. George Street is full of lovely period restored buildings. There is a great selection of shops and restaurants. It's a very relaxing stroll, taking in the Australian culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of cool restaurants, cafes, and shops. Great place to walk around. Great at night. Can't go to a sydney and miss the Rocks!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a beautiful place to stay and wander around. The markets are perfect and great place to walk around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The area is alive with history and old pubs and sparkling five star drinking and dinning. Lots of people live and play here and a strong presence of tourists. Something for everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On Sunday is market. The neighbourhood is then very lively. There are a lot of things to discover. In the Rocks are many restaurants and cafes. It's beautiful for a nice walk. Don't miss it!

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Orient Hotel is just 1 of many great pubs in The Rocks area, live music & great atmosphere,. The Hero of Waterloo is another. It is an easy walk from Circular Quay to the Rocks & if you like old buildings then you won't be disappointed. The Rocks has some great restaurants & it has the charm of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This historical part of old Sydney is interesting, and full of many different restaurants and shops today. It is quite near the Circular Quay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to get yourself lost in the meandering steps and historical buildings that remain of the colonial past of Sydney. Our children love to explore this area... they never tire of it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A charming area in the old and historic part of Sydney free from high rise buildings. There are numerous small shops in the narrow streets selling all kinds of crafts and gifts.

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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