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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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All reviews historic area weekend market street market circular quay lots of history art galleries walking tour cafes and restaurants walk around opera house great place to visit cruise ship visiting sydney sydney harbour settlement stroll australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Fortunately, some of the Old City's oldest buildings and other architectural features were spared from the developers' wrecking ball! We enjoyed walking through the area - on our own, and as part of a Pub tour and an Aborigine Heritage tour (both fo which were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roadrunner32
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of nice bars and restaurants; the Rocks museum is free and very interesting, with a very good display on WW1.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve P
Reviewed yesterday

This is a nice area next to the circular quay. This is the location for the Rocks market where people can buy food from different nationalities as well as crafts and souvenirs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TWrusty
Reviewed 2 days ago

A location very near the Harbour bridge makes it a pleasant location for a bridge walkabout. The day we visited they had canceled an outdoor market because of expected winds (that did not arrive). While we were dissapointed the market did not take place, we...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LivingTheWidth
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I had some time to spare whilst waiting for a flight back to Brisbane, so wandered around the Rocks. We had a wonderful breakfast at Firestone the Rocks highly recommend them.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JJ B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is great to just walk around - so many shops to explore and cafes, restaurants and bars. One of my favourite spots when visiting Sydney. On. Fri afternoons there is a food market on and on a Sunday there is a huge market...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 829andyf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lucky enough to be in Sydney on a Sunday to enjoy the market..really lovely unusual crafts..and good..and of course amazing backdrop of cruise ship and bridge...really enjoyed

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melcraven8102
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a nice area to walk through, with small little shops and all the beautiful architecture mixed in with the rocks which it is named for. I wish I had done the walking tour, but didn’t plan for time to do that.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dllawson79
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is such a special part of Sydney. Diffinately a must do. It is fillied with interesting buildings, museum's and places to eat. We went back on Sunday for the markets that included many local artists and jewelry makers. One of the bests markets I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank piratepetebris
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved the rocks area. There were many great restaurants there that were not as crowded as the harbour area. There were also some street fairs that were selling some nice products.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary Kate D
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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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27 December 2017|
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Response from linda f | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, Not in the Rocks but a great boutique hotel (more like an Inn), Is Simpson’s of Potts Point . This is a historic Victorian mansion on a tree-lined street with about 12 rooms, and is a 20-minute walk to the Rocks... More
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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