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The Rocks
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Reviewed today

Lovely area to wander and discover some historic Sydney pubs and interesting places to dine. When the markets are held on a Friday night they have a great range of wares.

Thank Cookie0403
Reviewed yesterday

Go the Tourist Info centre and get your self a map. The Rocks is best seen by investigating the various alley ways where there are many cafes, shops, restaurants etc. Lots of history and if into old architecture, a must.

Thank Henry V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sadly The Rocks is undergoing a huge redevelopment programme so you will not see it at it’s best. You can get a rough idea as to what it was like but wait until it gets back to normal before going.

Thank rizzy80
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My daughter and myself walked to The Rocks while the rest of my family were on Harbour Bridge Climb. The boutique markets were fillwd with handcrafed candles, chocolates childrens toys, clothing ect. The multicultural food vans were selling the most delicious and a great variety...More

Thank astanley62
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, there are some historic buildings dating to the beginning of Sydney, but they have been converted into hotels or shops. This is a tourist area. I can't imagine that locals frequent this area unless they want to go to the Contemporary Museum which is...More

Thank Food-Art-Lover
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Since captain cook landed in Sydney, this location is the most important area to visit when you are in Sydney. Pubs, Restaurants, markets, duty free shopping and the water front views. Try native food and dishes in special restaurants serving bush tucker food. It will...More

Thank Rambo380
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Rocks is a truly great location to stay during any trip to Sydney. It’s close to the city & circular quay so it’s easy to jump on a ferry or catch a train if you need to go somewhere. But why go anywhere when...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful area of Sydney to visit! Amazing buildings! Gorgeous market with plenty of stalls! Plenty of places to brunch too! So close to the bridge & easy walk around to the opera house too!

Thank Kateemartin
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place has not changed since I was here 5 years ago. It has a great atmosphere. Markets to go through and plenty of restaurants to choose from. I like the way it is set up so you walk around and find things you had...More

Thank W5231BZmaxr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to walk through to spend an afternoon with quaint art shops and cafes to pop into. Lively feel to it

Thank TheSpecialOfficer
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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
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!
31 December 2016|
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