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“weekend market”(102 reviews)
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 June 2009

When you are in Sydney, you have to visit the Rocks. Visit the Discovery Museum on Argyle Street. It's free, and very informative. The interactive displays are really cool. Take the time to read them. Donations are appreciated (or so the guy at the front...More

20  Thank El-Darra
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Not sure what I was expecting, but it was definitely more than I found. Touristy shops and historical buildings. Not a very big area to walk around. I guess it depends on what you have to compare it to. Confused by the rave reviews. Took...More

2  Thank Travel222Much
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the must visit place in Sydney, full of the historical buildings, there’s also Sunday market each week selling the artistic stuffs. There are also some good restaurants along the main road to visit.

Thank Ruowei
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Firstly I thought the Rocks would be something related to Rock’n Roll , but not. It is the story of the settlers and history of Australia. Historical spots are all around and cafes, restaurants and stores as well, Just 10 mins walk from the Circular...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I live staying in the Rocks it is full of hidden gems and interesting nooks and crannies. It is right in the centre of Sydney and if the BLF had not stood their ground in the 60s it would all be gone. The Rocks contains...More

Thank wendyf241
Reviewed yesterday

Don't drive, impossible to get parking, public transport is perfect. Always busy, lots of interesting shops to look at, selling great and unusual gifts...........Kangaroo Scrotum anyone ? I suggest you stay, at one of the awesome hotels, it's a great place to be on a...More

Thank UrbanEx
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was part of our city tour itinerary and guide showed us around the rocks and shared with us the history associated with us. We enjoyed walk through narrow lanes enjoying the mural designs on wall, cafes and architecture around. The guide told us how...More

Thank 441ipsitad
Reviewed 3 days ago

Please don't miss this stop on your visit to Sydney! We did this on the hop on hop off bus, and was so glad that we got off! the vendor area was amazing! we bought a lot of things there. the food there was great,...More

Thank travelin m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped off here on the way back to the hotel. There are plenty of very good restaurants and small shops. The area is very historical. A visit makes for a nice afternoon and dinner.

Thank silverpond
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Rocks district on a Sunday when the weekend market was in full glory. There were streets full of vendors and my wife really enjoyed checking out the wares and speaking with the sellers. There are a number of cafes for husbands to...More

Thank Marty911
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for the artisan market, more stalls than I’d imagined there’d be, lovely experience. The buildings were awesome and so many restaurants too.lots of historical information plaques. We needed more time there to truly appreciate it but we left wanting to return, so that’s good...More

Thank P6192FWkarenj
Reviewed 4 days ago

We explored this area of the city after taking a harbour cruise. There are a lot of little resturants that have sidewalk dining. Lunch time is packed, but a late lunch (1:15 PM) had barely any wait time. After eating, exploring the open street markets...More

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The Rocks
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 linda f | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, Not in the Rocks but a great boutique hotel (more like an Inn), Is Simpson’s of Potts Point . This is a historic Victorian mansion on a tree-lined street with about 12 rooms, and is a 20-minute walk to the Rocks... More
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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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