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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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“historic area” (132 reviews)
“weekend market” (102 reviews)
“street market” (68 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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"historic area"
in 132 reviews
"weekend market"
in 102 reviews
"street market"
in 68 reviews
"circular quay"
in 461 reviews
"lots of history"
in 101 reviews
"art galleries"
in 77 reviews
"walking tour"
in 130 reviews
"cafes and restaurants"
in 82 reviews
"walk around"
in 119 reviews
"opera house"
in 357 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 82 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 69 reviews
"visiting sydney"
in 84 reviews
"sydney harbour"
in 102 reviews
"settlement"
in 100 reviews
"australia"
in 401 reviews
"stroll"
in 297 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to the Rocks around 6pm local time. Many of the buildings were old but well refurbished as shops, bars n restaurants. Saw many upscalebrands like fendi, chanel etc. The rock square was surrounded with decor lights, night lighting n beautiful cafes... if you love...More

Thank Edwin Khoo Sek H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Suggest come over weekend, where you could experience more with the local markets and live music. The rocks is one of our favourite places in Sydney.

Thank Hannah Z
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Highly recommend the Rocks and taking the Aboriginal tour to fully understand its history. The tour includes museums, parks and a great explanation of the plant life and how Aborigines have used it in their lives...fascinating!

Thank Marianne F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The markets were great to explore and offered a variety of goods. Despite the permanent covers it still not an ideal place to visit in the rain.

Thank Phillipa K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The area has good shopping and lively atmosphere, also great views of vivid festival. can get ferry from here for harbour views, we went to darling harbour

Thank gagatourist
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting the Rocks should be on your itineraries. Its steeped in history, has amazing restaurants, great coffee and weekend markets. It also has the Glenmore Hotel with the best rooftop bar!

Thank 122jillyk
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are still some old buildings left from the start of our country but there isn't much heritage left there. I think we may have lost some of this with progress. Its a shame as we are such a young country and needed to preserve...More

Thank Ginges_revenge
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Rocks is a nice area to wander around, with nicely kept buildings. The market on a Saturday is good way to spend an afternoon. Plenty of quirky stalls

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

3rd night of vivid and it was packed full of people and the ambience was electric. So many people around, perfect weather, great shops, restaurants, hidden alley ways and market stalls. Could of spent hours exploring

Thank Samantha H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Oldest settlement in Sydney. Take a stroll down The Rocks on weekends to catch their weekend markets! There are also alleyways and small streets with hidden treasures within. Galleries... and not to mention pancakes at the rock!

Thank Shirlyn L
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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
December 26, 2017|
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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.
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Engeline M
April 16, 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!
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December 30, 2016|
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