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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
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“historic area” (129 reviews)
“weekend market” (100 reviews)
“street market” (65 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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+61 2 9240 8500
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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"
in 100 reviews
"stroll"
in 292 reviews
"australia"
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Focussed on pubs, restaurants, cafes and gift shops all designed to satisfy tourists needs from the cruise ships and Circular Quay. There are also a lot of historic buildings because it is the original dock area. Some shops really are exploiting tourists - eg $85...More

Thank Llewellyn53
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Rocks is historic place, everyone should go , they have market when weekend or Sunday , people selling souvenirs or some local food , most of them are handmade. That’s why we been many times coz every time we can find something new and...More

Thank StephenKingHChan
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Go on a Friday for lunch to enjoy the surroundings of the rock and grab food from the foodie market, that’s worth it !

Thank JulEye87
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Rocks is an urban locality, tourist precinct and historic area of Sydney's city centre, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Thank Dionisio J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

And think about the first settlers in town a few hundred years ago. The Rocks gives you a good dip in old town: the facade of the old houses is just fantastic - put this in contrast with the high rises of Shangri-la, Interconti and...More

Thank peterww2013
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well, I live in Melbourne although, I travelled to Sydney to hop on a cruise before that though I had some wonderful experiences here at the weekend market and the rocks! There is a nice Indonesian restaurant in the rocks and we had it for...More

Thank Zaram560
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely quaint old area that has a market during the weekend. Some good restaurants and shops en route.

Thank Tororeal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a vibrant part on central Sydney. The markets on the weekend are well worth a visit. There is a wide range of very interesting artian goods for sale at reasonable prices.

Thank Oamaruvian
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Whenever we are in Sydney the wife always wants to go to the Rocks to browse through the markets. She loves the variety of stalls and I get to wait around while she is wandering, good thing there are some fine establishments in the area...More

Thank obscureauto
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a Sunday must do especially if you love just taking your Time & browsing. Some great unique stalls here in a beautiful setting in some of Sydney’s history. Located close to the Harbour Bridge actually underneath it ! After doing some shopping there...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 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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