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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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“historic area” (120 reviews)
“weekend market” (95 reviews)
“street market” (63 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
+61 2 9240 8500
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Reviewed yesterday

The rocks was smaller then I expected but we made a few visits here for lunch, to explore and for a few drinks. Its worth a visit. The Market (foodie market on Friday) was disappointing - not much selection at all with most people lining...More

Thank Matt_nz1
Reviewed yesterday

This is the oldest part of the city and there is great architecture and buildings including oldest pub, quaint shops, cafes. There's even a great market at the weekend. Beautiful to wander round with the bridge and the Opera House as well as the boats...More

Thank TartanTeddyBear
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed a good walk round here looking at the various stalls ,shops and eateries. Visited the shop in MCA which was worthwhile.

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to visit the Rocks when visiting Sydney...gorgeous quaint shops and a fab market on a saturday and sunday....Do try the Corn on the Cobs on sale at the market....beautiful!!! Loads of little shops and restaurants around the Rocks area and gorgeous for a...More

1  Thank Mummymodestep
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Rocks no longer has the character it once had. Tourist shops have taken over and buildings modernized inside. The cobbled streets and many original walls still exist but it's been spoilt.

Thank Peach P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very enjoyable walk. The Rocks are a must see. Area around had many nice shops, restaurants add asset galleries.

Thank mark c
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the shops the restaurants, the vibe of this area Wish we could have stayed longer. Pictures can describe it better than my words.

Thank nola1961
Reviewed 3 days ago

The architecture of the buildings, deriving from the first settlement. We came across the first general Hospital in Australia dated 1788 to 1816. The cobblestone roads between the buildings and the beautiful atmosphere of this area.

Thank susanryall
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nicely developed area.. Great to wander round and see the harbour... plenty to see and easy reach from circular quay...

Thank ZalaCraig H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Rocks is always regarding as like 'ohhh' in Sydney, but it's really just... pleasant. It's not quite the CBD and has lots of history. It's a lovely little walk around.

Thank Avgoch
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|
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.
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.