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The Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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“historic area” (120 reviews)
“weekend market” (95 reviews)
“street market” (63 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved the shops the restaurants, the vibe of this area Wish we could have stayed longer. Pictures can describe it better than my words.

Thank nola1961
Reviewed yesterday

The architecture of the buildings, deriving from the first settlement. We came across the first general Hospital in Australia dated 1788 to 1816. The cobblestone roads between the buildings and the beautiful atmosphere of this area.

Thank susanryall
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nicely developed area.. Great to wander round and see the harbour... plenty to see and easy reach from circular quay...

Thank ZalaCraig H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Rocks is always regarding as like 'ohhh' in Sydney, but it's really just... pleasant. It's not quite the CBD and has lots of history. It's a lovely little walk around.

Thank Avgoch
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the oldest part of Sydney and makes for interesting walking, sightseeing and visiting the many speciality shops. The easiest way to get here is by bus or train to Circular Quay.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Rocks was a fun place to walk around and explore. Lots of restaurants and shops to pick from. We enjoyed the weekly Rocks Market during the spring/summer time. Very easy to get to from Circular Quay. Easy place to recommend with lots of history.

Thank reneek22
Reviewed 3 days ago

Steeped in history from a European settlement perspective The Rocks has lots of interesting nooks and crannies and plenty of places to eat, drink and soak in the views and history of the place.

Thank PRAdam
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here on a Saturday afternoon, as it is a street fair. Interesting walk around the neighborhood, checking out all the different vendors , wares and buildings. The weather was perfect, making our adventure more enjoyable. There were many different eateries to choose from....More

Thank Frank-Judi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Extremely easy to use, called to arrange for same day service (pick up/drop off) at hotel for following day. They wash a dark and light load, dry, nicely fold and pair up socks together. Since I was travelling for work, was able to pay with...More

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is lot of history to see. Old colourful colonial era buildings that were solidy built.Sandstone streets with Pubs,Shops and restaurants. Just a hop from the Circular Quay

Thank chandana_silva
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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Michael F
27 December 2017|
Response from PrincessBV | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, not sure abiut small/boutique hotels in the rock area. Take a look at the Radisson Hotel which is a nice walk down to the rocks, however this is not a small boutique hotel but you will not be disappointed.
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.