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“historic area”(137 reviews)
“weekend market”(102 reviews)
“street market”(67 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 June 2009

When you are in Sydney, you have to visit the Rocks. Visit the Discovery Museum on Argyle Street. It's free, and very informative. The interactive displays are really cool. Take the time to read them. Donations are appreciated (or so the guy at the front...More

20  Thank El-Darra
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Not sure what I was expecting, but it was definitely more than I found. Touristy shops and historical buildings. Not a very big area to walk around. I guess it depends on what you have to compare it to. Confused by the rave reviews. Took...More

2  Thank Travel222Much
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Reviewed 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 days 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 4 days 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

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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank wendyf241
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't drive, impossible to get parking, public transport is perfect. Always busy, lots of interesting shops to look at, selling great and unusual gifts...........Kangaroo Scrotum anyone ? I suggest you stay, at one of the awesome hotels, it's a great place to be on a...More

Thank UrbanEx
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was part of our city tour itinerary and guide showed us around the rocks and shared with us the history associated with us. We enjoyed walk through narrow lanes enjoying the mural designs on wall, cafes and architecture around. The guide told us how...More

Thank 441ipsitad
Reviewed 6 days ago

Please don't miss this stop on your visit to Sydney! We did this on the hop on hop off bus, and was so glad that we got off! the vendor area was amazing! we bought a lot of things there. the food there was great,...More

Thank travelin m
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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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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.