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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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US$ 69.27*
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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
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US$ 76.19*
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Sydney Photography Tour in the Historic Rocks Area
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Sydney Ghost Walking Tour
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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

Architecture, shopping or dining the Rocks has something for everyone. It's definitely a step back in time with a modern twist, a great place to spend time relaxing eating and drinking in a beautiful part of the city.

Thank WayneAP
Reviewed yesterday

Great area for staying whilst you explore Sydney, lots of alleyways and old type looking steps that you feel safe but takes you back in time.

Thank Im_no_Crazy_Canadian
Reviewed yesterday

Right in the middle of Sydney, near Circular Quay and The Harbour Bridge. This area is very popular with tourists and therefore has many bars and restaurants. There is also a tourist office where you can pick up information and book trips etc. We obtained...More

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 2 days ago

Five minutes walk from the heart of Sydney's Circular Quay tourist district is the Rocks Area of Sydney, which is a uniquely restored and intact township of Sydney Town of the late 1800s. A stroll along George Street, in the Rocks allows a leisurely look...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our room was very worn out & in need of refurbishing. The bed was good & comfortable & bonus was a microwave. The location outweighed the room. Walking distance to the hospital,university,fabulous restaurants of all kinds & shopping was great. Plenty of vintage shops &...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Rocks is such an interesting part of Sydney. There is a lot to discover including beautiful buildings, a great market, many restaurants and lovely views. It has a nice atmosphere and charm.

Thank kez59
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an amazing time looking around the Rocks and have been there many times. It is always an exciting and vibrant place with great shopping and great cafes. When in Sydney we always pop in and would recommend to others to do the same.

Thank brg68mga
Reviewed 2 days ago

Historians like the area. If you are ready, you can look into the history of Australia every minute of your stay. Each building has its own, very interesting tale to tell. An absolute must for every traveller.

Thank WolfJosef
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hadn't been a visitor to The Rocks precinct for a few years. Observed some changes to the precinct and enjoyed the Friday Food Feast during VIVID. Great food choices and entertainment and alive with visitors. Such a relaxed visit and very affordable.

Thank 54Barb2013
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Rocks is very different to s lot of Sydney as there are a lot of the original buildings still standing. There are lots of restaurants and pubs to go to and it's very good for taking photos. The market here on the weekend is...More

Thank Abbi M
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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Nearby Attractions
Circular Quay
2,880 reviews
.10 km away
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1,561 reviews
.06 km away
The Rocks Discovery Museum
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.09 km away
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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