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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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USD 72.64*
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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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“historic area” (112 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

Cobblestone streets, cute little shops and lots of history, This is a great place to spend an afternoon and get lost in the maze of alleyways. Highly reocmmend.

Thank Sally O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit during the weekend with the variety of eclectic stalls. A stall selling boiled corn with butter, salt and pepper is a great snack stop. Great for adults and kids alike !

Thank Aloysius001
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really well worth the visit (can be made on way to the bridge or opera house . Some old pubs even the oldest in Sydney . Very atmospheric areas and close to ferry areas . Free museum on the pre British history of the areas....More

Thank Y3363HArichardw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable and interesting. Great place to get a different photo opportunity of the Opera House and Bridge. Many eateries/pubs and restaurants. Great place to go for couples or families

Thank Shaun S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit in Sydney . Well worth a visit. Views of the harbour and bridge are spectacular

Thank Lucky S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have visited this area several times and wandered around finding points of interest, shops and places to eat. But feel that a free walking tour that I did gave me the best oversight and would recommend booking in to one if it fits your itinerary....More

Thank Joy S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Rocks area is packed with history and turn of the 19th century pubs and bars. There are great photo opportunities to be had and organised tours to be taken. A must see part of the waterfront.

Thank Barny B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The History of the Rocks is so raw and important in shaping Australian culture, attitude and history forevermore. The collection of shops and places to sit, eat and drink is attractive, sure, but slide down any old alley, read the posters hanging up, and you...More

Thank Biannca C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great quaint area...love the weekend markets there and restaurants cafe' around it. There are a few free museums around the area as well.

Thank DebD47
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Rocks area gives a "pocket" view of Sydney's early settlement. From its seedy beginnings to the desirable suburb it is today. Lots of small boutique shops and galleries with numerous local artisans. Well maintained older buildings make a visit worthwhile.

Thank Ian 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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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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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.
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