The Rocks

The Rocks

George St. (Playfair St.), The Rocks NSW 2000
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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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  • "Tours leave from Cadman Cottage at 6pm everyday from I'M FREE..." (2 tips)
  • "... concentration of historic pubs in Sydney." (2 tips)
  • "... back. Find the oldest pub in Sydney and also find a self-cook steak place...." (2 tips)
  • 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
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  • Vivid Sydney

    Vivid Sydney - Light, Music, Ideas will be colouring this city with creativity at night. Lights on at 6pm from 27th May - 13th June. Read more

    Vivid Sydney · April 12, 2011
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  • 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
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  • 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 K. · January 10, 2010
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  • 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 G. · June 1, 2011
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  • 놀리밑™

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

    놀리밑™ · February 10, 2011
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  • Mitesh S.

    Dark Side Masks are excellent for costume parties.

    Mitesh S. · January 31, 2010
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  • Teagan

    Another great place to contemplate

    Teagan · November 24, 2011
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  • Rubik S.

    Great market for gifts!

    Rubik S. · September 25, 2011
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  • Ben C.

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

    Ben C. · February 12, 2010
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  • Ben C.

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

    Ben C. · 1 week ago
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  • Alex T.

    Worth a wander around.

    Alex T. · February 13
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  • Cherrie S.

    old australia

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

    The free walking tour of the Rocks is fascinating - it leaves from Cadman's Cottage at 6pm.For more info: http://www.imfree.com.au/sydney/index.html

    The Thinker's Bridge · August 13, 2013
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  • 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 M. · June 24, 2013
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  • Ximena C.

    200 years of history mixed in a beautiful area

    Ximena C. · May 31, 2013
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  • 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 D. · March 21, 2013
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  • Jacqui R.

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

    Jacqui R. · October 5, 2011
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  • Suwandy T.

    Do the Rocks Ghost Tour! Thoroughly informational & educational & addictively fun! Three to four hours of entertaining walk through the various streets and beautiful landmarks around the area!

    Suwandy T. · January 19, 2011
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  • 재오 정.

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

    재오 정. · December 17, 2010
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  • 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 T. · October 21, 2010
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  • Iain E.

    Any night but Friday.

    Iain E. · January 22, 2010
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  • Kim H.

    Terrific rare roast beef rolls at Playfair Cafe

    Kim H. · November 29, 2009
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  • Kim H.

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

    Kim H. · November 26, 2009
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