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Shopping in The Rocks

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by Carisma (subscribe)
Activist and writer, currently based in Sydney. My first book is now available at spend to save
Published October 6th 2010
'The Rocks' is a famous Shopping precinct in Sydney's inner city area that is convenient to travelers, tourists and locals alike. When shopping at The Rocks you will feel as if you were experiencing the whole World in one day.

An international menagerie of both designer and popular culture, The Rocks offers a variety of shopping delights for all and includes cafes, restaurants and a fabulous old world feeling, with its cobble stones streets and blue stone buildings.

If you plan your shopping trip to The Rocks well, you could arrive in the early morning for breakfast, walk casually around searching for your favorite stores, then lunch by the water and enjoy the afternoon shopping again, when finally you could dine over looking the Harbour.

Weekends at The Rocks includes the uniqueness of The Rocks Market that will captivate you with its fine food, lovely art works, fashion, antiques and collectibles, with over 200 stalls. Art lovers will enjoy the walk through the local Rocks galleries, such as The Argyle, The Billich and not far away is The Ken Done on George Street.

Duty Free shopping can be found at the DSF Gallery in The Rocks for international visitors and anyone looking to take back a piece of the Australian Shopping experience, including Aboriginal Art, can browse Australian products at The Rocks Centre.

Luxury items can also be found in many of The Rocks fine stores for those who like the finer things in life, or have an eye for quality. Why not stay at one of The Rocks luxury hotels, enjoy star class service, go shopping one day and sailing on Harbour the next.

Why the Rocks? The Rocks is a perfect central hub for your Sydney Shopping experience as it is a shining example of historical beauty of Sydney's past and is also close to some of Sydney's other main attractions; the Opera House, The Contemporary Museum of Art and The Harbour Bridge – all can be accessed and/or viewed from the Rocks.

Gem stones, such as Opals and other sought after jewelery can be bought at The Rocks - all can be worn as an accessory with the array of Fashion labels on offer too. Fashion is a highlight of The Rock's shopping experience and everyone leaves with something they adore.

Whether you are after the boutique store shopping experience, or the Shopping complex, Shopping in The Rocks is easy, safe and well serviced by public transport. Homewares, designer linen and furniture are all available at The Rocks.

The Rocks has it all, even all of your Beauty, Health and Well Being needs. Why not pamper yourself to a weekend at The Rocks, including overnight stay, a hot rock Massage and a deserving Facial, or a complete makeover!

Renovating your home? The Rocks has a fine selection of Photography and Art Prints, both Contemporary and Classic. Fancy a Van Gogh? Desire a Monet? The Rocks can provide you with all your decorating needs.

The Rocks is close to Circular Quay, home to Sydney's wonderful ferry System. Travel to The Rocks from Manly, or across the Sydney Harbour is a piece of cake and takes no time at all. A lovely way to travel to your Sydney Shopping adventure.
You will be guaranteed to go home with a smile on your face when you go shopping in The Rocks, as it is classy and fun, adventurous and beautiful.

While strolling through The Rocks on your Shopping adventure, keep your eyes open for The Rocks many historical places of interest; the Mariners Church, the Coach House, Cadman's Cottage, Dawes Point Battery and the Argyle Cut.

So whether it is distinctive Australian products you are seeking, a day of pamper and being spoilt, an historic step back in time, or the complete Rocks shopping experience that includes wine and dine,

Trading hours may vary from store to store, but on average, most Sydney businesses in The Rocks will be open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday during the week, with the exception of late night shopping on Thursdays until 9pm. Weekends you will find businesses open for shopping on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

All businesses in Australia are required by law to display the full retail price of an item for sale, so the price tag will include the 10% GST. Parking is available in the City or at the Opera House during the day – you may even find parking in The Rocks if you arrive earlier in the morning.

Rain Hail or Shine, 'The Rocks' provides the ultimate Sydney Shopping extravaganza. Stay at the Harbour Rocks hotel, or visit one of Sydney's oldest pubs. Come by Ferry, Train or Bus – the main thing is that you get there and you don't miss out!
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Why? The best shopping in one area, with old world charm and harbour views
When: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm, Thursday includes late night shopping until 9pm, Saturdays 9am to 5pm and Sundays 10am to 4pm
Where: The Rocks, Sydney
Cost: Caters for everyone, from exclusive items to all budgets
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