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The Rocks

The Rocks

Historic Site and Neighborhood
The Rocks
  • Ting
    "area is one of the earliest settlements in Sydney"(2 Tips)
    Ben C.
    "Hard to go wrong with Friday lunch at the Rocks markets."(2 Tips)
    Hugo F.
    "Starting point for the Harbour Bridge."(2 Tips)
    Quentin L.
    "Come here to see the old Sydney !"(2 Tips)
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  • Ting
    TingDecember 20, 2014
    Very popular with tourists for a reason. Apart of the great view of the Opera house, this area is one of the earliest settlements in Sydney and is full of quaint architecture. Worth exploring.
    Upvoted Nov 2
  • Natalya S.
    Natalya ShantyDecember 24, 2015
    On weekends there is a nice market,where f example you can buy smth f eat f $10 & walk to the ocean enjoy the view with your food.Guys either Turks, or Greeks prepare delicious tortillas with cheese
  • Nags
    NagsMarch 28, 2015
    Beautiful part of Sydney ! A mixture of the old Sydney with some really nice look out points of the the opera house and harbour bridge. Nice restaurants and bars/pubs around as well !
  • Dimitri
    DimitriSeptember 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to wander around, lots of nooks and crannies to explore with tidbits about life in the colony. Sunday markets are worth a look, lots of interesting things.
  • 4sq Sydney
    4sq SydneyOctober 29, 2011
    A living proof that Sydney has been high on spirits even 200 years back. Find the oldest pub in Sydney and also find a self-cook steak place. Enjoy Sydney!
  • Taija R.
    Taija RinneSeptember 11
    One of my favourite areas in Sydney. History and lovely cafes and pubs. Weekend markets are great!
  • Hugo F.
    Hugo FauquenoiAugust 12, 2014
    Get off the beaten path and roam around the charming streets of the first European settlement in Australia. Starting point for the Harbour Bridge. Great view of Sydney. A true gem
  • Mark M.
    Mark MorsiJune 24, 2013
    The Rocks is a must walk for anybody visiting Sydney, or if you are Sydneysider just looking for a nice walk. :) Go west of the bridge to the less touristy side.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DanfordMarch 21, 2013
    Tours leave from Cadman Cottage at 6pm everyday from I'M FREE tours! Tour guides wear like green shirts and its free! But tip well, they're very knowledgeable!
  • Pedro M.
    Pedro MercesNovember 4, 2014
    Great place to hangout, check out galleries & museums, have a drink or something to eat.
  • Brad K.
    Brad KeelingJanuary 10, 2010
    Historic pubs, magnificently preserved 18th century buildings, yet it was nearly all pulled down. In '73 the famous 'Green Ban' was placed on the Rocks. Read See Hear more history where it happened Read more
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonAugust 2, 2014
    Very nice quarter. Come here to see the old Sydney ! Plenty of bars and restaurants !
  • Hakan E.
    Hakan EnginOctober 11, 2014
    İf you come Sydney you should visit this place📢nice cafes and costermongers
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™February 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    For some good Japanese food in the rocks, check out Nakashima on Cambridge Street (It's off Argyle). Truly well hidden gem!
  • The Thinker's Bridge
    The Thinker's BridgeAugust 13, 2013
    The free walking tour of the Rocks is fascinating - it leaves from Cadman's Cottage at 6pm.For more info:
  • Ab T.
    Ab TOctober 6
    The Rocks musuem, it's free! And there are markets here on weekends.
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah AlSaudAugust 18, 2015
    Very nice place specially on weekends, they have local markets with many things to buy
  • Rinawati H.
    Rinawati HardjantiAugust 6, 2015
    One of historical places in Sydney, plenty of cafes and restaurants here
  • Bianca B.
    Bianca BuenoDecember 18, 2015
    The coat of arms. Half emu and half kangaroo pizza :-) + beer of the month.
  • Marina K.
    Just a pleasant place to walk around, lots of cafes, shops, close to Circular quay
  • Lynne R.
    Lynne RJuly 30, 2014
    The G'day Cafe does a great coffee. Really friendly staff and the location is great.
  • MakeMyTrip. com
    MakeMyTrip. comSeptember 9, 2011
    In the summer it's an attractive venue for a night out, and among other things contains the highest concentration of historic pubs in Sydney. Read more
  • Mi S.
    Mi ScMay 5, 2015
    The Mercantile Hotel has the best Guinness pour this side of Dublin.
  • Elliot C.
    Elliot ChanceMay 26, 2015
    Full of old pubs. Most with great craft beers. Some cafes are heavy on tourists but that doesn't mean the quality is low.
  • Denea G.
    Denea GourmetRabbitJune 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The oldest suburb in Sydney. Named for Arthur Phillip's command upon mooring in what is now Circular Quay, "chain the prisoners up to the rocks!"
  • Hans v.
    Hans van de BruggenJuly 28, 2014
    Join a Ghost Tour of The Rocks—beware true stories of murder, hangings and hauntings await.
  • Raye T.
    Raye TangOctober 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Be careful of the birds. If u eat at the food court guard your food and cover it. The birds WILL steal it from your bowl right in front of you if you do not cover/hover over it.
  • Tamires N.
    Its beautiful! But for sure have👻 here haha Nice place to explore
  • Jacqui R.
    Jacqui RuddOctober 5, 2011
    Forgot how much fun Sydney can be... Just don't go more than around 4km's out of city centre
  • Ximena C.
    Ximena CortesMay 31, 2013
    200 years of history mixed in a beautiful area
  • Sheep
    SheepMarch 5
    Some nice cafes around here. Busy when the markets are on.
  • JH H.
    JH H-DFebruary 4
    Fun neighborhood with lots going on
  • Ben C.
    Ben CarterApril 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Get lost, but only once. Not as whimsical as NSW Govt will have you believe
  • Kim H.
    Kim HattonNovember 26, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Dare in The Rocks' Square has terrific food for people with allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Lady H.
    Lady HobolinaFebruary 14
    Rocks markets for some bustle. Bring the kids :)
  • Mixy L.
    Mixy LorenzoJuly 21, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Have a bite at the Foodies Market, on each Friday 😎
  • Ali C.
    Ali CotterDecember 27, 2014
    Great for a wander around
  • Angelius W.
    Angelius WingsFebruary 20, 2015
    Pretty busy place...but place not to miss
  • John
    JohnFebruary 6
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice heritage area
  • Rubik S.
    Rubik SquareSeptember 25, 2011
    Great market for gifts!
  • Dmitry S.
    Dmitry StarkeyJuly 15, 2015
    This place rocks though touristy
  • Alex T.
    Alex TorranceFebruary 13, 2014
    Worth a wander around.
  • Alfonso C.
    Alfonso CaleroApril 22, 2014 has photo walks here.
  • 재오 정.
    재오 정December 17, 2010
    At fridays, there will be small concert! Don't miss it.
  • John
    JohnJanuary 26
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice atmosphere
  • Cherrie S.
    Cherrie SunDecember 31, 2013
    old australia
  • Teagan
    TeaganNovember 24, 2011
    Another great place to contemplate
  • Ben C.
    Ben CharltonFebruary 12, 2010
    Hard to go wrong with Friday lunch at the Rocks markets.
  • Mitesh S.
    Mitesh SolankiJanuary 31, 2010
    Dark Side Masks are excellent for costume parties.
  • Kim H.
    Kim HattonNovember 29, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Terrific rare roast beef rolls at Playfair Cafe
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