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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour
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Travellers talk about
“historic area” (118 reviews)
“weekend market” (93 reviews)
“street market” (64 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited with our teenage daughters. We had an excellent breakfast and did some great shopping. The buildings are beautiful, and the people running the establishments are friendly (and good salespeople).

Thank SarahOrme
Reviewed yesterday

The Rocks has a mix of old buildings and newer ones. One needs a map guide to help plan a walk around to discover the historic properties, restaurants and boutique shops.

Thank Explorer100
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed in the rocks and so got to walk around most of the area, there are a number of pubs which provide food. There is also a market on the weekends which we would recommend. At the top of the market there, are food...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The rocks are always busy with people food and Markets. Get there early as the markets and street food close early. There is always something to see and do. Love my day trips at the rocks.

Thank PrincessBV
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the old historical heart of Sydney and it shows with an interesting mix of alleyways, cul-de-sacs and courtyards. Full of cafes, restaurants and bars, very busy on a weekend night.

Thank Terry Q
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved how this area of Sydney was 80% less busy then say Circular Quay. And I loved all the laneways. But the downfall was that some of the Laneways were dead ends and the rocks is a very hilly part Sydney. Expect to doing...More

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's amazing how many Sydney-siders I speak to who have never taken the time to explore the Rocks. There is so much history there mixed in with restaurants, shops and attractions that one day just doesn't do it justice.

Thank SydneyBoy22
Reviewed 3 days ago

So many little side streets and walkways that give you the feel of what it was like way back in the 1900's. Many old buildings make the character of the area. Heaps of old pubs to eat at and have a beer. Plenty of knick...More

Thank AussieRicho1
Reviewed 3 days ago

The rocks are great but I would wait until all those road works and construction are finished. The walk down via George Street is really bad with al fresco cafes and bars too noisy to sit at. By the time you hustle your way there...More

Thank Georgie B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not to be missed for strolling, dining, shopping and experiencing the quality of life in Sydney and fantastic dining spots.

Thank hakccmd
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
Nearby Restaurants
7Rocks Deli
6 reviews
.03 km away
La Renaissance Cafe
443 reviews
.04 km away
Playfair Cafe
383 reviews
.04 km away
The Fine Food Store
588 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Circular Quay
3,203 reviews
.05 km away
The Rocks Markets
1,617 reviews
.04 km away
The Rocks Discovery Museum
391 reviews
.01 km away
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Engeline M
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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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