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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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“historic area” (125 reviews)
“weekend market” (96 reviews)
“street market” (63 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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+61 2 9240 8500
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"historic area"
in 125 reviews
"weekend market"
in 96 reviews
"street market"
in 63 reviews
"circular quay"
in 437 reviews
"great pubs"
in 69 reviews
"lots of history"
in 93 reviews
"art galleries"
in 72 reviews
"walking tour"
in 125 reviews
"cafes and restaurants"
in 80 reviews
"opera house"
in 355 reviews
"walk around"
in 113 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 70 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 78 reviews
"visiting sydney"
in 81 reviews
"sydney harbour"
in 99 reviews
"alleyways"
in 110 reviews
"settlement"
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Reviewed yesterday

Don't bother. Take yourself off to a proper market and get a bargain rather than an over priced souvenir purposely priced for the cruise liners that dock nearby.

Thank gailSheringham
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed walking at the Rocks, pretending that we were the first colonials in this town. Some of the streets were ancient, but most streets were well repaired. There were old homes from the past, but there were more contemporary homes as well. There was...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of life going on and history for you to explore. Wonderful Art Museums to see and ferries to ride .

Thank Jan M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're touring Sydney, don't miss the Rocks. This is one of the oldest areas of Sydney, settled by sailors and prisoners. The area is very well maintained with many restored buildings, now hotels, restaurants, pubs and shops. The area is very close to the...More

Thank JamesD20
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Rocks District was so close to our hotel that we went several times to eat or browse. We even did a pub crawl that proved to be quite informative.

Thank Connie973
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were encouraged to visit The Rocks without knowing what to expect. The streets are somewhat narrow and quaint, almost old-fashioned even, with a variety of different shopping outlets as well as restaurants and cafes. Some of the best and cheapest Aussie souvenir shops are...More

Thank GrayMcGowan
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rediscovered the winding steep streets of the area. Had lunch in a bistro overlooking the harbor and bridge. Great fun!

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Rocks is one of the oldest areas of Sidney. Some of the original small houses and shops remain and much of the area is pedestrianised. It is compact so easy to walk round. It is also close to the ferry terminal at Circular Quay...More

1  Thank Lawrence S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well preserved pioneer buildings with souvenir shops and pubs. Have an early start to weekend market. Enjoyed the Black Water Band at the Mercantile Hotel.

Thank _morganpublishing3
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Rocks area of Sydney is hard to beat. The historic ambience of old building and cobbled streets and an array of cafes, pubs, restaurants and little alleys with bakeries and coffee houses tucked away. There is a vast selection of hotels to stay in...More

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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
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Michael F
December 26, 2017|
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Response from PrincessBV | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, not sure abiut small/boutique hotels in the rock area. Take a look at the Radisson Hotel which is a nice walk down to the rocks, however this is not a small boutique hotel but you will not be disappointed.
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Engeline M
April 16, 2017|
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I believe it runs each day throughout the year. It's well worth doing. Have a great time in Sydney!
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December 30, 2016|
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