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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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“historic area” (107 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 today

Worth a visit just to walk around and see what remains of some of Sydney's earliest European location. Development in the area is being resisted in some parts eg. Miller's Point.

Thank DavidCarolKt
Reviewed yesterday

This is a wonderful area of old Sydney to visit. Very historic, wonderful small shops and most importantly, great places for a coffee.

Thank jpavlek
Reviewed yesterday

The Rocks is one of Sydney's hidden gems. Right next to Circular Quay, the Rocks is not only very historical but also has some very interesting and unusual shops. The markets on Sunday are great fun.

Thank michaelbN5695YM
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walk along the rocks and enjoy some of the oldest pubs in Australia. Make sure you google map the Lord Nelson and Hero of Waterloo pubs. Both definitey worth finding....especially the lord Nelson.

Thank Oange
Reviewed yesterday

My hotel is right in the middle of the Rocks!!! There is so much to do and so many place to walk and shop and eat. If in Sydney you need to visit and enjoy this whole area!

Thank gary c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an absolute must if you're in the neighbourhood (and like pancakes). You cannot book a table, so there might be a long queue

Thank Bjørn Rennemo H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The rocks was a neat place to check out but I was expecting more. I did not see much history noted about it other then it was where the harbour started. Other then cafes along there, there is not much to see/do.

Thank kbulney
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In general a nice area to explore, but suggest to go during the weekend and experience the market while you are there. Selling street food, clothes and various arts & crafts.

Thank Niels K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Do not waste your time, its just older building, but you are next to the cruise ship departure area.

Thank andy s
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful location with bars (with live music), cafes (with great food) and shopping - amazing market on a Sunday - vibey atmosphere.

Thank laurendan73
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
We're planning a trip to Sydney in a couple of weeks, and would love to join the free Walking Tour Saturday night, 29.4.17. Could someone please confirm if this will be on then? Thank you
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!
do they have hop on hop off bussed 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.
Could you give me an idea of the cost of a taxi to this area from the airport
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