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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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“old buildings” (308 reviews)
“historic area” (115 reviews)
“weekend markets” (109 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
+61 2 9240 8500
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Reviewed yesterday

The Sunday market is a lot of fun with street food from all around the globe as well as trinkets and craft items. The many eateries and drinks establishments are all attractive and the street performers along the waterfront are great entertainment. Or you can...More

Thank 0591TimS
Reviewed yesterday

This is our second trip to Oz and we still love wandering around the Rock and Circular Quay. do forget to walk to the tip under the Harbor bridge for some great photo ops. Ths shop are really fun to visit and the restaurants have...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quintessentially Australian (with many international influences) The Rocks offers many interesting shops, bars and restaurants to while away a few hours. Well worth a visit

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have always wanted to visit the historic surrounds of The Rocks and at last I got it having disembarked for a cruise ship at Circular Quay. It was pretty early when I did that, but I was amazed to find some coffee shops opening...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Rocks is a great place just to walk around stop for a coffee or wine and enjoy the atmosphere. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, Pubs, cafes beautiful historic buildings and our even more beautiful Harbour. It is also worth the walk around to...More

Thank bing1220
Reviewed 2 days ago

I like this area as it features many restored warehouses. Externally they maintained very much there original look while internally the conversions to shops, museums and restaurants are amazing. Walking across old streets with its original surfaces, matching street ambiance and lots of interesting places...More

Thank FrequentFlyerUN
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

SYDNEY should be avoided at all costs. Go to melbourn or brisbane. There is so much road works and building work's it looks like a war zone. Dont ruin your holiday to sydney. Plan to go another place for the next 10 years

Thank เดวิด ด
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Rocks is probably the most interesting place in central Sydney. Unlike the modern business district, it's characterized by narrow streets and historic buildings. The many small restaurants and stores make it a really nice place to spend some time. And of course it is...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The rocks are great, showing a different side of Sydney. Here you can still find quite a few of the old houses, mainly built by former convicts and enjoy some amazing food. There are also a lot of quaint shops you won’t find anywhere else...More

Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I recommend the tour of the Rocks with the Australian Architecture Association (see A.A.A. website for available times,and NO I am not being paid!) The tour takes 2 hours and costs about $25 and includes some hilly terrain so wear comfortable walking shoes. The reason...More

Thank susan w
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
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Engeline M
April 16, 2017|
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Response from carolzd | Reviewed this property |
I believe it runs each day throughout the year. It's well worth doing. Have a great time in Sydney!
December 30, 2016|
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Response from wazjamac | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do! Experience all the excitement of Sydney, Australia’s famous harbour city, and the capital of NSW with the Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Explorer - Sydney’s only Hop-On Hop-Off tourist bus service.
June 14, 2016|
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Response from DavidEye | Reviewed this property |
Don't catch a taxi, full stop. Traffic is bad, will take up to 1 hour depending on traffic, and $120 return. $16.50 each way on the train from the domestic terminal, takes 20 minutes, comes every 10 minutes or so, and get... More