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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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booked a AIRBNB at the new refurbised Barangaroo Park and Millers point, this area is so nice with many shops, restaurants, views fro sunset etc for relaxing, youga, jogging and eating out. and again just 5 minutes from the city center.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank perbuhl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always fun. Over the years I have visited the markets and it never disappoint. Always great local staff, crafts and local products. Handy if you are getting off the ships in Sydney or even before you get on. Lots of nice boutique and cafes and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 582nathalyc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On Saturdays & Sundays there are markets set up under cover, under the bridge area for the locals & the tourists. Good to wander around & buy some souvenirs, food or drinks. The area of “The Rocks” is set up as it was in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1AnnetteA
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really cool area to walk around. Great shops & fantasic restaurants. We caught the outdoor market which was really good too. love the historical buildings in this area

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trish B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Construction of the light rail in Sydney is significantly impeding access to the Rocks. It will be good when it finishes, probably in my next lifetime

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brad V
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fortunately, some of the Old City's oldest buildings and other architectural features were spared from the developers' wrecking ball! We enjoyed walking through the area - on our own, and as part of a Pub tour and an Aborigine Heritage tour (both fo which were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roadrunner32
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of nice bars and restaurants; the Rocks museum is free and very interesting, with a very good display on WW1.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve P
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice area next to the circular quay. This is the location for the Rocks market where people can buy food from different nationalities as well as crafts and souvenirs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TWrusty
Reviewed 5 days ago

A location very near the Harbour bridge makes it a pleasant location for a bridge walkabout. The day we visited they had canceled an outdoor market because of expected winds (that did not arrive). While we were dissapointed the market did not take place, we...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LivingTheWidth
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and I had some time to spare whilst waiting for a flight back to Brisbane, so wandered around the Rocks. We had a wonderful breakfast at Firestone the Rocks highly recommend them.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JJ B
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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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