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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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“historic area” (115 reviews)
“weekend market” (92 reviews)
“street market” (64 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
+61 2 9240 8500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Rocks is probably the most interesting place in central Sydney. Unlike the modern business district, it's characterized by narrow streets and historic buildings. The many small restaurants and stores make it a really nice place to spend some time. And of course it is...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The rocks are great, showing a different side of Sydney. Here you can still find quite a few of the old houses, mainly built by former convicts and enjoy some amazing food. There are also a lot of quaint shops you won’t find anywhere else...More

Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed yesterday

I recommend the tour of the Rocks with the Australian Architecture Association (see A.A.A. website for available times,and NO I am not being paid!) The tour takes 2 hours and costs about $25 and includes some hilly terrain so wear comfortable walking shoes. The reason...More

Thank susan w
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoy quaint food/craft market. Then the Rocks is a must while in Sydney. Not just for that mind you, it’s pretty quaint at night too for a romantic dinner in one of the unique restaurants that line the cobbled streets.

Thank Sammjamm
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love staying at the Rocks!! I love history so always finding new things to do and learn from here. Old buildings that are the same as they were over 150 years ago, and small hidden alleyways that you wonder who walked those many years...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 2 days ago

This very old part of Sydney has some of the most interesting shops one will find. The history of the area is detailed in many places, going in and out of the shops wonderful, they are owned and staffed by charming people who take pride...More

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a place that is not to be missed. The buildings are historic sites that are not to be missed. Many hidden gems in the alley. Walk through it and you might stumble upon beautiful cafes. There are also some souvenir shops along it. Lots...More

Thank TammyGan
Reviewed 2 days ago

The walk from Barangaroo was not far at all with many hotels and pubs to stop in, markets on Sunday were open and it was a nice feeling being in the historic Rocks.

Thank Judith F
Reviewed 4 days ago

if you want sense of what Sydney architecture looked like 125 years ago take a walk through the Rocks district. It is close to Circular Quay and affords a couple of interesting views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took a hop on bus tour around the city and got off at this point to have a wander. Dropped on a Friday food and craft market which was the perfect place to buy souvenirs! If your looking for a little bit of culture just...More

Thank slater93
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
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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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.
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