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The Rocks
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All reviews historic area weekend market street market circular quay lots of history art galleries walking tour cafes and restaurants walk around opera house great place to visit cruise ship visiting sydney sydney harbour settlement stroll australia
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Reviewed yesterday

This is where Sydney started with mostly convict labour doing all the hard work. Its now a very touristy place of course but still a great place to visit. Its got a very relaxed vibe with some great old pubs (and great old characters still...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank burlace
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got here via the hop on off bus. Had lunch here and walked street fair for Christmas. Many things to see and buy. Well worth the stop

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhoenisSunDog
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved touring the rocks. Lots of fun shops. Found Manuka Honey with the correct strength in one of the great little shops. The German restaurant is the best I've had in 20 years. Try the pork knuckle.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited The Rocks recently in November with the family and it was an interesting area/neighbourhood. A short walk away would take one to the bottom of the iconic Harbour Bridge and the area has much to see and do, i.e. cafes, pop up stores...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alan_loi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Rocks on a Friday, hoping to visit the Foodies Market only to be disappointed. There was a Christmas Market going but it was small in scale and featured very few food stalls. We did however enjoy the area and were happy to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Some great bars and restaurants. Have been here a number of times and never disappointed. Close to transport and when the light rail is completed will be easier to get to. Views of harbour bridge and opera house will always make you know your in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GugM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the markets in the rocks on our way to the Roslyn Packer theatre. Food, artifacts, jewellery, etc. and food on offer. Strolling through the area admiring early history is amazing and very satisfying. It is a Wonderful experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joyzabell
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a unique neighbourhood around the harbour area with some interesting bars and restaurants. The area is always very lively especially from late afternoon onwards with some good outdoor seating areas to enjoy the area. For those visiting, this should be part of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nldogbert
Reviewed 5 days ago

This old part of town near the water's edge has plenty of historic buildings which are mainly bars and restaurants now. Being a small area it is easy to get round in a relatively short time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 261peteri
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walking through the rock becomes interesting when you know a little of the history of the immigrants that settled here. A combination of old buildings, newer and the newest tell a story of the city development. Nice cafe's and restaurants all over.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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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!
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