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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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“old buildings” (305 reviews)
“historic area” (115 reviews)
“weekend markets” (108 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
+61 2 9240 8500
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Reviewed yesterday

We took a free guided tour of the Rocks and that made it even better. We also walked around on our own, as we really liked the area and found it very charming. It is here you most of the oldest buildings in Sydney and...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sunlight that lights up in the morning, rinsing the faces of the trees in The Rocks, Sydney. Times continue to spin but this old city waltz in its own world. The Rocks is a surprise amidst the modernity of Sydney. The legend remained alive with...More

Thank muhammad n
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When you are in Sydney for the first time, you can't miss The Rocks. Sydney's colonial heart, the neighbourhood features cute historic buildings, fancy galleries and a quirky street market. Easy to combine with a visit to the Opera House and/or a bridge climb.

Thank Niko P
Reviewed 4 days ago

WE spent much of a day here. The history is amazing (see the Susannah Place Museum) and there are more restaurants, bars and bakeries that you can imagine. So much to choose from. The area is pleasant to walk about and there are stores for...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 4 days ago

The walk around the Rocks, the buildings, streets and set up, all reminded like the London streets. Somehow we felt we knew the place and we did not bother to ask what is where or we did not bother where we were going to end...More

Thank FreeJohnny
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sydneys beautiful blend of the oldfashioned and the modern nowhere can be experienced better than in its Rocks quarter!

Thank mvvk2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabulous market goes on and on,plenty of great local craft. Great choice of restaurants and pubs. Great photo opportunities and very friendly service. The rocks is a great place to enjoy the history. We didn't do the free walk tours but we have been told...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can take a run from the shipping terminal under the bridge and all the way to Darling Harbour. This is exactly what did. I did get lost once so keep an eye on where your running. You are safe and the paths are wide....More

Thank Miike2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rocks area is fun and vibrant. We stayed at the Hotel Rendezvous. Short walk to Circular Quay, Bridge Climb and many lovely pubs and restaurants.

Thank Troy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've just spent a lovely long weekend down this end of town and every day we'd walk to the rocks to eat and explore or just to soak up the atmosphere with some sun. We both voted our best meal from the weekend cane from...More

Thank JaniceJohnston
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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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!
31 December 2016|
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Response from wazjamac | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do! Experience all the excitement of Sydney, Australia’s famous harbour city, and the capital of NSW with the Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Explorer - Sydney’s only Hop-On Hop-Off tourist bus service.
14 June 2016|
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Response from DavidEye | Reviewed this property |
Don't catch a taxi, full stop. Traffic is bad, will take up to 1 hour depending on traffic, and $120 return. $16.50 each way on the train from the domestic terminal, takes 20 minutes, comes every 10 minutes or so, and get... More