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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide, tho not native born was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was a great way to see the history of the settlement first hand.

Thank mdw50
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoy this area on foot whilst exploring The Bridge from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour. Whichever way you go you will enjoy the architecture of the old and new, walk under The Bridge and learn about its history and be rewarded with the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

A very nice part of Sydney to visit and have dinner, lunch or just a beer on a hot day. Great shops to look around in and fun for young and old

Thank susanepopovski
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Be sure to go see the museum in the Rocks it’s free but leave a small donation to help with running costs It’s fascinating to see old Sydney as it was and when you walk through the Rocks history comes alive Very uneven in places...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can see 2 of the 3 landmark in Sydney at the rock, the bridge & opera house, 40 mins walk from Hyde Park, the photos say it all.....

Thank williamhtam
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to wander and enjoy some new and old architectural buildings. The walk to the bridge is great to take in the scenery.

Thank Debra D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely area to wander and discover some historic Sydney pubs and interesting places to dine. When the markets are held on a Friday night they have a great range of wares.

Thank Cookie0403
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go the Tourist Info centre and get your self a map. The Rocks is best seen by investigating the various alley ways where there are many cafes, shops, restaurants etc. Lots of history and if into old architecture, a must.

Thank Henry V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly The Rocks is undergoing a huge redevelopment programme so you will not see it at it’s best. You can get a rough idea as to what it was like but wait until it gets back to normal before going.

Thank rizzy80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and myself walked to The Rocks while the rest of my family were on Harbour Bridge Climb. The boutique markets were fillwd with handcrafed candles, chocolates childrens toys, clothing ect. The multicultural food vans were selling the most delicious and a great variety...More

Thank astanley62
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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 |
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