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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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$61.33*
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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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Markets, Galleries and eateries

Great place to visit when in Sydney on a Friday. Enjoy walking through the old restored building of the harbour. Market, interesting galleries to visit and great places to eat.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to visit when in Sydney on a Friday. Enjoy walking through the old restored building of the harbour. Market, interesting galleries to visit and great places to eat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved walking around checking out the shops and restaurants and the street vendors that set up daily

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Several stores and cafes/restaurants with a beautiful view. Good for take a walk at the afternoon or have dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must visit area of the city near circular quay. So much history to this area, and there is a fantastic cafe 'The Rocks Cafe' well worth visit when you want 5 minutes to put your feet up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great neighbourhood for a walk, drinks and dinner. Walk below the harbour bridge, visit off-tourist souvenir shops and stop for a sip in one of the bars close to ShangriLa Hotel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite a small area which would benefit from interpretation boards and a Museum to provide more background. The Sydney Information Centre is here but tricky to find. Worth it as staff very helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is THE place to visit in Sydney. This is the place if the first immigration settlement in Australia! There is a lot to see in this "de facto" open museum. Great to stroll along the narrow streets and get the true feeling of how it must have been two hundred odf years ago. The Rocks are also full of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first port of call whenever visiting Sydney is the historic Rocks precinct. I stay there, dine and drink there, even have my hair cut there, because the real essence of Old Sydney Town is right there! Devote a good few hours to explore the George Street elegant offerings, then start wandering the alleyways and back streets, and a guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went shopping at "the rocks" it was a fun place to be. Lots of shops and restaurants. Easy to walk around and then go to the Opera House

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Rocks is an interesting area between the Circular Quay and the Harbor Bridge. Worth walking around and see the neighborhood where the first convict area was established.

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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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