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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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It's an area to explore away from some of the hussle of the CBD. Lots of restaurants and old convict quarters can be found there. Shopping wasn't bad either.

Thank H2675VQlindas
Reviewed 2 days ago

The rocks is an interesting place to spend a few hours. The weekend markets sell an interesting array of innovative products not found in othe markets. Other shops also have interesting goods to sell

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went down to the Rocks specifically to visit a pub I had been in many years ago. We were surprised by how much the place has been gentrified and it was a fun walk through the area. Recommended.

Thank ISayLetsGoNow
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on way to Sydney Bridge. Lots to see but a steady climb. Use lift to get to first level of bridge.

Thank apmulcahy53
Reviewed 5 days ago

This area is loaded with old properties that are great to walk past and admire. It has a few quaint shops and pubs within the area.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The rocks is next to circular quay. It's the oldest part of Sydney , my wife and I went to the sunday market well worth a visit. There are lots of restaurant and cafes and pubs to go to. You can walk to the bridge...More

Thank gareth j
Reviewed 6 days ago

Always something new and interesting at the rocks, had breakfast and many good coffees, wonderful way to spent a few hours or so and the view are awesome

Thank long757shot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the must visit place in Sydney, full of the historical buildings, there’s also Sunday market each week selling the artistic stuffs. There are also some good restaurants along the main road to visit.

Thank Ruowei
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly I thought the Rocks would be something related to Rock’n Roll , but not. It is the story of the settlers and history of Australia. Historical spots are all around and cafes, restaurants and stores as well, Just 10 mins walk from the Circular...More

Thank Travel63825591907
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live staying in the Rocks it is full of hidden gems and interesting nooks and crannies. It is right in the centre of Sydney and if the BLF had not stood their ground in the 60s it would all be gone. The Rocks contains...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 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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