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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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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 3 days ago via mobile

I get it that it's historic, and maybe it was just a gloomy Sunday evening, but this just seemed like a ghost town of what is old town. Not much going on here imho and I'd take my time somewhere more interesting.

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This area is full of interesting historical architecture, great photo points for those iconic shots, and some real hidden treasures.

Thank Nicki R
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Rocks in The hart of Sydney is amazing it’s full of old world charm and history not to be missed,it has so much to offer wonderful accommodation , a fantastic variety of restaurants, food outlets, several pubs including an Irish pub ,Museum of Comtempery...More

Thank jimbomaca
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you want to know about the beginning of Sydney take a stroll through the Rocks , you will see authentic buildings of the early stages of this great City , excellent views of the Harbour Bridge , walk through the nurses quarters and discover...More

Thank travelqueen020165
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When visiting the rocks it's a good idea to Google a little of it's history to have a little knowledge of the area. Take time to explore the alleyways and spend time looking at buildings and it oozes in history. Visit the historic hotels. At...More

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great 2 - 3 hour afternoon session, is to access the Sydney Harbour Bridge (pedestrian pathway) via the flight of stairs from the Kirribilli side of the harbour and stroll over the Bridge. Once descending the stairs on the City side cross Cumberland Street...More

Thank familyofiveSydney
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spend Sunday morning having breakfast at the Rocks followed by Sunday Markets. After the Markets walk around the Rocks foreshore visit the original settlement of Sydney, visit Museum of Contemporary Arts followed by coffee in the upstairs Cafe with fantastic view of the harbour. There...More

Thank mil0888
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took friends who were visiting from Tas along to this area. Great old bildings and heritage area, easily spend hours finding your way around the many old alleyways and charming shops. But, the market is too pricey, onviously ained at the tourist and as commented...More

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Full of character great places to eat and drink. Close to all the main sights and has a lovely atmosphere. This is where it all began and if I ever revisit Sydney this is where I will stay again.

Thank mglrowan
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely walk around the historic Rocks area. Friday food market was a bonus - delicious wraps, plenty of seating. A special shout out to the lovely Dux Candle store, it's beautiful and the lady owner is so passionate and knowledgeable about her handmade products.

Thank Ali S
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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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