One of Sydney’s oldest suburbs, The Rocks was once a slum inhabited mostly by convicts. Almost demolished by the city after an outbreak of the plague, the Rocks is now a busy and thriving part of Sydney. On the harbour’s edge, just a few minutes walk from the famous Circular Quay, the Rocks is rich in history and a brilliant place to experience part of Sydney’s heritage first hand.
The Rocks Market fills up the cobblestone streets every Friday and Saturday, bringing with it teems of tourists and shoppers. And with stalls filled with beautiful artisan products, Australiana and fantastic food. You will find beautiful handcrafted jewellery, stationery, soaps, woodworks, decorative ceramics, clothing, paintings and even hand blown glass here. And if you are looking for a souvenir, then this is definitely the place to come. With lots of local artists utilising native Australian flora in their work or to inspire it, you can find some truly beautiful items capturing the essence of Australia. A great alternative to the mass-produced trinkets scattered through the tourist shops elsewhere.
If you would rather enjoy a unique experience than purchase another trinket to drag home, then you’re in luck because on the last Saturday of every month the Rocks Market offers free art and craft workshops. There is something different each time, but offering such as jewellery and perfume making, you are bound to enjoy getting crafty here.
When it comes to food, the Rocks Market is in its element. Hamburgers, sushi, pizza, skewers, gozleme, gelato, chocolates and much much more. There are juice bars, icecream bars, and even thai juice fusions..so whatever your tastebuds are craving, you can be sure to delight them here.