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The Rocks

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
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Sydney Photography Tour in the Historic Rocks Area
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The Rocks History and Pub Walking Tour

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One of my favourite days in Sydney

You will want to start your walk at the information centre. There is so much information and interesting buildings. The walk is about 2 hours and does have stairs and steep... read more

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Nice old buildings and great history behind this area but very touristic and the day I visited a cruise ship had just come in so it not very authentic.

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You will want to start your walk at the information centre. There is so much information and interesting buildings. The walk is about 2 hours and does have stairs and steep inclines. I believe you can also do guided tours that I'm sure would be even more informative. I would highly recommend burgers and ribs for great meal at the... More 

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Cool place, with a lot of bars, restaurants, night clubs And Small shops, Nice people walking around having Fun.

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This is at the back of our hotel( Old Holiday Inn) ,walking distance & easy to find even without map .This is also a favorite among tourist & local as well who eat, wander & shop for fresh veggies & other produce. You can shop for Opal jewelries, price a little bit pricey, so with their other misc. accessories .Nice... More 

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Lovely spot morning markets lots of food had breakfast at a cafe fresh fruit yoghurt muesli my husband had bacon egg role lots of shopping bought cheese cutter at markets very old quaint

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The rocks is marketplace which is both fun to look at and shop. There are loads of cute stalls/shops selling handmade item and crafts. Its a good place to find something unique to take back home. Had a great lunch at Munich Brauhaus (a must do in Sydney) and then walked to the observatory where we enjoyed a great view... More 

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This is an iconic place in Sydney and for very good reasons. I went today, and although a bit cloudy The Rocks was still good to walk around. It was a short visit but I never stop being amazed at just how much there is to do and see in The Rocks. I love some of the pubs there and... More 

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Sydney is known as a city of villages, with pockets like Potts point, Glebe and Newtown the like, which all very interesting in there own way to visit. We especially love the rocks as it has a real buzz/vibe about it, there are so many good eateries and pubs to choose from. The market is good fun on the weekends.

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Old historic area that hugs the water. Okay it's a bit of a tourist magnet, but it still it's charm. You have great views of the bridge from these streets. The big cruise ships dock here and unload a boatload of tourists almost daily. The area is filled with restaurants and cafes, you can eat outside at most establishments. Lots... More 

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Wandered around the area and had lunch at the Brewery Tap, good sandwich and beer. Near to Circular Quay for ferries and harbour tours. Lovely area.

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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 weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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