The Rocks

The Rocks

Historic Site and Neighborhood
George St. (Playfair St.), The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours

Framed by the diamond-sparkled waters of Sydney Harbour, The Rocks is where Sydney began. It's a place with chic restaurants, bars, hearty pubs & shopping.


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    Lauren D.
    Tours leave from Cadman Cottage at 6pm everyday from I'M FREE tours!(2 Tips)
    Hugo F.
    Starting point for the Harbour Bridge.(2 Tips)
    Quentin L.
    Come here to see the old Sydney !(2 Tips)
    4sq Sydney
    Find the oldest pub in Sydney and also find a self-cook steak place.(2 Tips)
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  • Mi S.

    The Mercantile Hotel has the best Guinness pour this side of Dublin.

    Mi Sc · 2 weeks ago
  • WorkWare H.

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    WorkWare House · April 20
  • Nags

    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 !

    Nags · March 28
  • Angelius W.

    Pretty busy place...but place not to miss

    Angelius Wings · February 20
  • Ali C.

    Great for a wander around

    Ali Cotter · December 27, 2014
  • Ting

    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.

    Ting · December 20, 2014
  • Pedro M.

    Great place to hangout, check out galleries & museums, have a drink or something to eat.

    Pedro Merces · November 4, 2014
  • Hakan E.

    İf you come Sydney you should visit this place📢nice cafes and costermongers

    Hakan Engin · October 11, 2014
  • Dimitri

    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.

    Dimitri · September 9, 2014
  • Hugo F.

    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

    Hugo Foster · August 12, 2014
  • Quentin L.

    Very nice quarter. Come here to see the old Sydney ! Plenty of bars and restaurants !

    Quentin Lafon · August 2, 2014
  • Lynne R.

    The G'day Cafe does a great coffee. Really friendly staff and the location is great.

    Lynne R · July 30, 2014
  • Hans v.

    Join a Ghost Tour of The Rocks—beware true stories of murder, hangings and hauntings await.

    Hans van de Bruggen · July 28, 2014
  • Alfonso C. has photo walks here.

    Alfonso Calero · April 22, 2014
  • Ben C.

    Get lost, but only once. Not as whimsical as NSW Govt will have you believe

    Ben Carter · April 9, 2014
  • Alex T.

    Worth a wander around.

    Alex Torrance · February 13, 2014
  • Cherrie S.

    old australia

    Cherrie Sun · December 31, 2013
  • The Thinker's Bridge

    The free walking tour of the Rocks is fascinating - it leaves from Cadman's Cottage at 6pm.For more info:

    The Thinker's Bridge · August 13, 2013
  • Mark M.

    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.

    Mark Morsi · June 24, 2013
  • Ximena C.

    200 years of history mixed in a beautiful area

    Ximena Cortes · May 31, 2013
  • Lauren D.

    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!

    Lauren Danford · March 21, 2013
  • Teagan

    Another great place to contemplate

    Teagan · November 24, 2011
  • 4sq Sydney

    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!

    4sq Sydney · October 29, 2011
  • Jacqui R.

    Forgot how much fun Sydney can be... Just don't go more than around 4km's out of city centre

    Jacqui Rudd · October 5, 2011
  • Rubik S.

    Great market for gifts!

    Rubik Square · September 25, 2011
  • MakeMyTrip. com

    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

    MakeMyTrip. com · September 9, 2011
  • Denea G.

    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!"

    Denea GourmetRabbit · June 1, 2011
  • 高手놀리밑™

    For some good Japanese food in the rocks, check out Nakashima on Cambridge Street (It's off Argyle). Truly well hidden gem!

    高手놀리밑™ · February 10, 2011
  • 재오 정.

    At fridays, there will be small concert! Don't miss it.

    재오 정 · December 17, 2010
  • Raye T.

    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.

    Raye Tang · October 21, 2010
  • Ben C.

    Hard to go wrong with Friday lunch at the Rocks markets.

    Ben Charlton · February 12, 2010
  • Mitesh S.

    Dark Side Masks are excellent for costume parties.

    Mitesh Solanki · January 31, 2010
  • Iain E.

    Any night but Friday.

    Iain Elliott · January 22, 2010
  • Brad K.

    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

    Brad Keeling · January 10, 2010
  • Kim H.

    Terrific rare roast beef rolls at Playfair Cafe

    Kim Hatton · November 29, 2009
  • Kim H.

    Dare in The Rocks' Square has terrific food for people with allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Kim Hatton · November 26, 2009