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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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“historic area”(129 reviews)
“weekend market”(100 reviews)
“street market”(65 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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"historic area"
in 129 reviews
"weekend market"
in 100 reviews
"street market"
in 65 reviews
"circular quay"
in 452 reviews
"lots of history"
in 99 reviews
"art galleries"
in 74 reviews
"walking tour"
in 126 reviews
"cafes and restaurants"
in 81 reviews
"walk around"
in 115 reviews
"opera house"
in 350 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 80 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 68 reviews
"visiting sydney"
in 81 reviews
"sydney harbour"
in 101 reviews
"settlement"
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"stroll"
in 292 reviews
"australia"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For tourists visiting the beautiful city of Sydney, The Rocks is a great place to visit and get a full appreciation of the ‘old Sydney’. The sandstone buildings are complimented by the beautiful harbour views. Highly recommended.

Thank Norman P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very cute, historic neighborhood! Lots of shops and restaurants with patio seating. We went on a Saturday and there was an artists market so extra booths were set up in the streets with people selling hand-crafted goods.

Thank Amanda V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed leisurely stroll around market with a wide range of stalls. Busy. Beautiful old and sandstone buildings in the Rocks area. Worth a look.

Thank Lupo T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is one of the historic places in Sydney. Just walking the streets and window shopping is fun. A stop at the oldest pub in Australia is recommended.

Thank Phil S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is beautiful buildings around if you love rocks on the ground and things build with rocks. I like it though but don't expect to do the shopping here.

Thank MewPingu
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The rocks is one of my most favourite areas to visit. Take a stroll through the history of the rocks region and visit the variety of restaurants and shops. You can walk along the waterside and head up to the harbour bridge, or down to...More

Thank andrewoR1056LP
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the rocks for our wedding anniversary and did lots of sightseeing around the rocks area. Very pretty, relaxing and such an icon of Sydney steeped in history. A beautiful part of the world and must see place when in Sydney.

Thank Clarebear66
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm a shopper so this is a great place to pick up your high end trinkets. Lots of vendors and every imaginable gift for those at home. For the cheap stuff go to Paddy's.

Thank bthaynes
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Rocks are very well known by visitors and locals alike.On Sundays they have a market set up with crafts ,food paintings etc. you would be hard pressed to find a more interesting market than this one any where in the world, and i have...More

Thank honeygold2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent quite a few hours checking out the Markets at The Rocks then stopped at the Orient Hotel for afternoon drinks. Visited a couple of Galleries - definitely worth time spent.

Thank Vera B
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The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood 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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Michael F
27 December 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
16 April 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!
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31 December 2016|
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