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The Rocks

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The Rocks
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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9240 8500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
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Sydney Photography Tour in the Historic Rocks Area
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The Rocks History and Pub Walking Tour

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Walking Tour of the Rocks

We purchased a walking tour from the iSite location in the Rocks. Sophie was our guide and she was extremely knowledgable, friendly and an expert guide. Great value for the money.

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Godfrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We purchased a walking tour from the iSite location in the Rocks. Sophie was our guide and she was extremely knowledgable, friendly and an expert guide. Great value for the money.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Part of my bar crawl tour took me through the Rocks neighborhood. The architecture was interesting, and seems to set the visitor in a by-gone era. The bars were quaint and cozy.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great shops, sights, restaurants and loaded with history! The markets are fun to take advantage of local food and artisans.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the markets on a Sunday and were fascinated by the talent of many of the artists that sell their creations. Prices are reasonable considering they are often unique and hand made. The atmosphere is fun, the stall holders are friendly and helpful without being pushy. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the Ricks walk and visited many if the highlights! There is so much to see and do as well as visit the market stalls. We spent over half a day just walking the various routes and points of interest. A must see location!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Historical Sydney, settlers buildings ancient warehouses, mostly internally converted and used, interesting laneways, pubs, bars, restaurants, shops and of course the Saturday markets, People are interesting , its fun and friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did a walking tour. Very good for history and non-history buffs. This area almost was demolished many years ago. I am glad it was preserved.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On the occasions when I'm in Sydney for work I usually try to stay in the Rocks. It has interesting buildings, lane ways, hotels, and restaurants. You can always amuse yourself just by wandering around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a great place to walk with a lot of shops and all kinds of old pubs. Great places to eat.

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It's nice to see all the diversity in food stands and contrats of the infrastructure makes it really nice to spend the morning!

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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 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.
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