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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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US$ 69.41*
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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
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US$ 76.35*
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Sydney Photography Tour in the Historic Rocks Area
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“historic area” (111 reviews)
“street market” (63 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

Although The Rocks has become a bit of a tourist trap, it is still worth a visit because of the history and architecture of the area. There are several good cafes and restaurants in the area as well.

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very tourist friendly area, but really full of overpriced shops (I found a Christmas ornament I bought on Philip Island marked up $4 from what I paid) and galleries, lots of eating options but kind of lame. Interesting place to go regarding...More

Thank R M
Reviewed yesterday

The Rocks is a great area of Sydney and the place where it all began in the past. This place is very historic and is part of Sydney's culture. What a place it is with 200-300 years old houses and roadside cafes. There are tastefully...More

1  Thank Titus D
Reviewed yesterday

I love taking pictures of the old buildings, therefore I really like strolling around in The Rocks. If you happen to like old buildings like I do, spend some times (1-2 hours) to stroll around the area and have a great pictures of the great...More

Thank nadhnadira
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just walking around the whole Rocks area take you back to a time long long ago Historic Pubs on nearly every corner little alley ways and head up to the Harbour Bridge via the Argyle Stairs

Thank aussiebill42
Reviewed 4 days ago

Both hip and historic, The Rocks is a great place to go if visiting Sydney. If you are coming here for the first time, or even if you have been here a few times I would recommend you read the book "Playing Beatie Bow" by...More

Thank KirstyZee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An old world in sydney with pls architecture. Has a weekend market and is a must visit to see old world charm .

Thank vibhu5129
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Rocks is a fun, active, energetic area near the Harbor Bridge and is loaded with bars, cafes and shopping. It's a must see when visiting Sydney! Close to Circular Quay and has amazing views of the Bridge and Opera House within a short walk...More

Thank Lwinck
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful place to walk about and check out the shops. Make sure you get there at weekends where there's an open air market with very vibrant atmosphere, not all for tourists.

Thank Pengi21
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Rocks is a great way to introduce you to the story of the city, take time to read about before walking the. A must see!

Thank Za036
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
We're planning a trip to Sydney in a couple of weeks, and would love to join the free Walking Tour Saturday night, 29.4.17. Could someone please confirm if this will be on then? Thank you
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!
do they have hop on hop off bussed 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.
Could you give me an idea of the cost of a taxi to this area from the airport
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