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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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“historic area” (121 reviews)
“weekend market” (96 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

Great atmosphere all around. Suitable for families and for all ages of adults. So many different pubs and restaurants. Much preferred The Rocks to Darling Harbour.

Thank Ally L
Reviewed yesterday

There is so much history here and much is hidden in the back lanes. Loads of cafes and resturants always buzzing with visitors and locals alike. Especially when a large vessel is in town. We recently stopped in for breakfast last Sunday morning and the...More

Thank Mark U
Reviewed yesterday

soak up the history of the area first settled in Australia. well worth a visit. good sites, good food, great atmosphere

Thank Jenbarry560
Reviewed yesterday

A lovely place to walk through. The old buildings and streets have great character. Wandering through the old stores gives you an idea of times gone by. Saturday markets with locally made products is worth visiting

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I can spend hours walking around here so much history dating back to the First Fleet and the convicts. Outstanding restaurants with outrageous prices $7:50 for a beer at an ordinary pub! But of course it's a tourist attraction.

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the rock on Sunday ,there was lots of restaurants and the rock market also opened on Sunday Overall it was quite a nice area where you can also take pic with opera house and Sydney harbour bridge

Thank 730matthew
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Rocks district is within walking distance of the Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Bridge Climb, Royal Botanical Gardens, has plenty of great restaurants, is safe, has a street bazaar on weekends, and is overall a cool place to be. We got to see...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very pretty streets with narrow passageways. Oldest part of the city going back to the penal times. Lovely restaurants and shops. A bit touristy but a nice walk.

Thank 141Dini
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The last time I toured the Rocks was 30 years ago. While the history of convicts starting Sydney was still the same, the backdrop has changed substantially. The number of construction cranes was more than I could count. The transformation of the entire area was...More

Thank paullevin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great for tourists, but not as good as it use to be. Most stalls have overpriced wares, not all. The atmosphere is vibrant and busy. Close to the Circular Quay area.

Thank Garry T
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
26 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!
30 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.