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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.
"A gorgeous gallery with beautiful animals to adopt"
reviewed 2 days ago by beckssimms
Aside the central location, this gallery is warm and welcoming, allowing you to browse the animals over several floors, and take your pick.
I adopted Florence in 2017 on a visit to Sydney, and I have just adopted a second, Monty, which Graham quickly arranged dispatch, and I received it here in the UK in 7 days - amazing.
I was very much looking forward to climbing the Sydney Bridge a second time. Same process, better equipment and connection system. Beautiful day, sunny but a slight breeze. Tour guide was great. Nice stories and fun fact about the bridge to take home. Highly recommend this unique experience.
This is a very good little museum in the Rocks area of Sydney which covers the original inhabitants and early european settlers and the history of the Rocks area.
The Rocks area of Sydney is a fabulous area to spend time in so it is well worth visiting this small museum which is free and accepts donations to learn something...
The 22nd Biennial of Sydney opens tomorrow. Took a peep behind the curtains at the vernissage this afternoon. Not as interesting as some Biennials I’ve seen recently but has appeal. Quite a few video art submissions - not always my favourite art form despite the fact I saw a most inspirational video art submission at the Singapore Biennial by Wendelian...
Visited here recently as a group of 6 girlfriends. for Saturday lunch. Felt the pressure because I had picked the restaurant. Couldn’t have been better, had a lovely lunch, everything was perfect. Greeted at the door then had superb service all afternoon. Excellent food, beautifully presented and wonderful value for the quality served. Students were of the highest quality and...
My elderly parents and I stopped at this place for a refuelling on a hot day and ended up having the afternoon tea. The scones were delicious and the homemade ice tea is divine - it has inspired me to try my own at home. Service also good. Highly recommend.
This is a charming patisserie which does brisk takeaway trade but also has a very nice courtyard at the back. We stopped for almond croissants and coffee and both were excellent. The queue to be served stretched out onto the street which shows how popular it is.
At the recommendation from our concierge, we dined here our final night in Australia. We had a nice outdoor table, looking across the port to the Opera House. The wine and steak were incredible and the price was no more than we would expect to pay in Chicago for a good dinner. Highly recommend.
This was our last venture outside home before the Covid !9 restrictions came into effect here in Australia. The city was empty and it was obvious that, within days, life wold change dramatically. The staff at the hotel must have been concerned for their jobs, but everything was perfect, the service, the food, the comfort and cleanliness of the hotel...
Sitting on Circular Quay, a bit pricey but nice and friendly hotel. Very convenient for cruisers. We took the standard non sharing bath and it was a little cosy room. For the time we spent there, it was perfect. No a/c in our room but the fan did the job
Having stayed in more basic motels for our tour down under we treated ourselves for the end of the stay and booked a 1 bedroom harbour view apartment here.
On the 22nd floor, we had excellent views of the bridge and opera house from the big picture windows and the two balconies. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the comings and goings...
I cannot think of a better placed hotel in Sydney. Step out of the door and you are in the heart of the Rocks and minutes walk from Circular Quay. For such a good hotel they were a bit light on replacing the tea/coffee in the room. A small point but a point nevertheless.
The hotel location is very good, you can see the Sydney Opera House and the harbour out of the window! It’s fairly close to Midtown and Opera House, Museum of Modern Art. The restaurant on the 36th floor is recommended for dinner. The service needs to be improved. Love to come back one day, one day