With self-styled tag lines of ‘relax’, ‘find what your heart desires’ and ‘life is unhurried’ it is hard to imagine a more casual and intriguing flea market than The Rocks Markets. With a picture-perfect setting to match the tasteful and eclectic products on offer, this outstanding area of Sydney has to be a must-see for any tourist.
What was one of the original settlements for the Europeans, The Rocks Markets has developed and thrived over recent times. Original cottages and sandstone houses still adorn the area giving visitors a real glimpse of its history. Now a commercial and tourist hub, it is the ideal location to soak up views of the beautiful harbor whilst basking in glorious sunshine.
The Rocks Markets offers a wealth of history ready to excite all that visit. The Dawes Point Battery was the first fortified position in New South Wales and has been used throughout history as a defensive stronghold for the British Empire. The Sydney Observatory is a remarkable museum, offering its evening visitors the chance to be amazed by the stars and planets from Australia‘s oldest regular use telescope.
The Rocks Markets spreads over a number of streets offering a peaceful and somewhat romantic stroll where you can absorb the culture. Each weekend there are around 100 stalls showcasing the finest design talent and stunning homeware items. Handcrafted jewelry and textiles are a perfect gift for a loved one. The art and photography on the show are not only awe-inspiring but an ideal souvenir to remind you of your trip.
The Rocks Markets – The Best of Sydney
The Rocks Markets is known to be the place where you can experience the best of Sydney. Live music accompanies the stroll through the cobbled streets where you will discover kitschy Australian trinkets alongside a whole host of unique clothing stalls. This is not a flea market in the conventional sense, there isn’t the endless stream of used and vintage items. This is however a beautiful market place you will always remember.
To go along with the many stalls offering clothing, jewelry, and crafts, there is an extensive range of food options available. Fridays are a specialist food market here at The Rocks Markets. But over the weekend there remain high-quality street food vendors ready to whet your appetite. ‘The Fine Food Store’ is the perfect place to fill up on BBQ meat and subs.
The Rocks Markets is a charming and exhilarating market place with passionate vendors, which is key to its popularity. The goods on offer are consistent with high quality and are in the most reasonably priced. Along the street are some of the oldest pubs in Australia where you can sample locally brewed beer whilst enjoying the breathtaking views. As they say, themselves, relax, find what your heart desires. This quirky and enjoyable event will give memories to last a lifetime.
Where: George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
When: Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am until 5 pm