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The latest news and best things to do in The Rocks: events, attractions, shopping, festivals and must-see places to visit.
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The Rocks (ridiculously over the top) Christmas decorations
Visit The Rocks to see our ridiculously over the top Christmas decorations, from five-metre-high Christmas trees to giant snowglobes.
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Party Favourites: Our go-to guide for large bookings
Are you in charge of booking your work Christmas party or an end-of-year blowout? Book these venues in The Rocks to get the party started.
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Christmas cheers: the best after-work drinks in The Rocks
Shake off the working day and soak up some Christmas cheer at these after-work drinks in The Rocks.
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Make magical moments with these celebration dining spots
Work is winding up for the year and Christmas is coming - it’s time to celebrate! Mark the occasion with a feast at one of The Rocks best restaurants.
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Casual spots to host your Christmas gathering
From cocktails and nibbles while the sun sets to rooftop pints and scones, The Rocks is the perfect place for casual Christmas eats and drinks these holidays.
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Where to find unforgettable gifts for him at The Rocks
Buy him a gift he won’t forget with our guide to unforgettable and unique gifts for him at The Rocks.
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Gifting ideas: For your cultured friends
Get your cultured friends a unique Christmas gift that will impress even the most picky from The Rocks.
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Go on holiday without leaving the city with luxe staycations in The Rocks
You deserve to treat yourself. Book a staycation in The Rocks to get away and enjoy the finer things without leaving Sydney. Check out our list of the best places to stay on any budget.
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Discover The Rocks’ most delectable desserts
Satisfy your sweet tooth this International Dessert Day with a tasty tour of The Rocks’ best kept dessert secrets. From dragon eggs to world class French pastries and heavenly crepes.
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The Rocks is open! Check out these exciting welcome back events
The Rocks has finally reopened! To welcome you back, we’re hosting countless events - from yoga in the park, to outdoor cinema, alfresco dining and the return of The Rocks Markets. Visit us soon to enjoy a little sunshine and freedom.
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The best places to dine & drink outdoors in The Rocks
You’ve been stuck inside for too long. Get out, grab a drink or a bite and soak in the sun at The Rocks’ best al fresco dining venues.
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New openings in The Rocks: Distillery, gin bar, rum bar and iconic cellar door
There’s no contest. The Rocks is officially the best drinking destination in Sydney thanks to these exciting new openings.
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5 of the best public parks in The Rocks
If you’re looking for a green space among the bricks, we’ve got you covered. These are the five best parks in The Rocks.
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Have you discovered these semi-hidden holes in the wall in The Rocks?
Fancy discovering an underground whiskey bar? How about a hidden sandstone courtyard serving the best croissants in Sydney?
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Rooftop bars to ghost stories: The 22 best things to do in The Rocks
Looking for something to do? We got you. Check out our list of the 22 best things to do in The Rocks and see if you can cross them all off your to-do.
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Takeaways in the park: The Rocks guide to safe and delicious picnicking
Get outside and enjoy the sunshine with a picnic in one of The Rocks’ stunning parks catered by local cafes, restaurants and bars.
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10 Incredibly Unique Things to Do in Sydney
Want to know where the locals "in-the know" go? There are so many incredible things to do in Sydney, from rooftop bars to harbour bridge climbs - we’ve rounded up 10 must-dos.
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Doggo day out: Pet-friendly retailers, bars, cafes and restaurants in The Rocks
Don’t leave doggo at home - take him/her out for an adventure with our list of pet-friendly retailers, bars, cafes and restaurants in The Rocks.
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