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“Spent an enjoyable day exploring the Rocks.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Rocks

The Rocks
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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
Ranked #11 of 470 things to do in Sydney
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Melbourne, Australia
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“Spent an enjoyable day exploring the Rocks.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Started off our time at the rocks with a visit to the Rocks Museum for orientation to the history of the area. (Free Entry). Then off to the West Pylon of the Harbour Bridge for a view of the harbour. To climb the two hundred stairs to the viewing platform inside the pylon cost $11.00 but as I was already foot sore did not bother as the view form the bridge was spectacular. We were at the rocks on a Friday so had lunch at the Foodies Market -an abundance of choices and very affordable prices. Next visited the Museum of Modern Art Museum (Free Entry). Visited Susannah Place Museum to see how families lived in the Rocks over a hundred year period. What an interesting place - the four terraces have been conserved not renovated so you you really get a sense of what it would have been like to live there. Tour Guides were well informed and passionate about this place. (Cost $8.00) By this time we were very tired and decided to stop and have a drink in some of Sydney's oldest pubs. Stopped at The Harbour Views, and The Glenmore and finished our day at The Argyale. The rocks is a vibrant and interesting palce to visit.

Visited March 2013
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“Nice Neighborhood”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

This neighborhood was the area where the European founders first arrived. Today it's filled with restaurants, bars and boutique stores and fun to walk around on a sunny afternoon.

Visited April 2013
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“A good base to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

The Rocks is the original place where the first convict ships finally made their base. There are lots of excellent hotels within walking distance of The Sydney Opera House and The Bridge. It is the largest ferry terminal in the Sydney harbour. It is easy to get anywhere within the harbour area.
Each weekend there is a market with lots of things to buy from clothes to Aborigine art and crafts, Pictures, food, Ugg boots, sheepskin. Everything!
There are lots of good restaurants and coffee shops and you can walk all those extra calories off with a tour of the Botanical gardens.
From the Rocks it is about a half hour walk to Darling Harbour or fifteen minutes on the ferry.

Visited April 2013
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“Old Sydney”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Rather touristy and often ful of fairly drunk young people, but it is one of the really oldest parts of Sydney and must be seen.

Visited April 2013
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“historical sydney”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Nice to walk around especially the back streets. You get an idea of the way things were. Keep walking under the bridge for a different perspective and visit one of the restaurants in Walsh Bay

Visited November 2012
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