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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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Celebrating some of The Rocks' most inspiring women
The Rocks is home to some of Australia’s finest shopping, eating and drinking. We meet the inspiring women behind it all and discover their stories.
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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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Outdoor Venues in Darling Harbour
Planning an outdoor event or activation? Darling Harbour - a lively entertainment hub in the heart of the city with the Sydney CBD as a backdrop, offers a sparkling bay, green spaces, easy transport access, a diverse visitor demographic and a world class convention/exhibition centre.
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Romance in The Rocks: intimate ideas for your next date night
So you’re looking for date night ideas, you saucy little minx? You’ll find that and more at The Rocks, one of Sydney’s most romantic locations.
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Sake Restaurant The Rocks
Old school Japanese cuisine meets Australian innovation and a 43 page long drinks list.
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Pony Dining The Rocks
Delicious woodfired cuisine, buzzing atmosphere and creative cocktails.
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Firestone The Rocks
Aussie brunch and lunch classics with a delicious Asian twist.
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6HEAD The Rocks
The best steak you’ve ever tasted in a 180 year old heritage building.
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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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Artful exploration: The Rocks Art Trail
First Nations people have lived in The Rocks area for thousands of years and it was the site of the first European settlement in Sydney. Over all that time the area has developed a rich and fascinating creative and cultural history.
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Insider’s guide: 10 places to enjoy live music FREE in The Rocks
The Rocks is home to some of Sydney’s most colourful and exciting live music venues. You don’t have to spend a dollar to enjoy these ones.
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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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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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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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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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The top 9 things to do in The Rocks this Easter
The Easter long weekend is here! The Rocks has all the family fun, food, drinks and exciting events you need to make this mini-break memorable
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Treat the ladies in your life with gift ideas for her in The Rocks
You can do better than flowers and chocolate! Use our guide to buy her something she’ll treasure.
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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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