3 Hours Exploring the Creative Village of @TheRocks Sydney

walking around the rocks | camera Sony NEX-7

Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Framed by the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House, The Rocks is where Sydney began.

The word that best describes The Rocks is “confident”. A new entrepreneurial spirit is making this changing village more creative than ever.

Yes, every village and city has a personality. Over time a combination of culture and history has forged a well-known identity for these global landmarks.

waltz for the rocks sydney | camera Sony NEX-7

the fine food store | camera Sony NEX-7

our hellen from the rocks walking tours explained about the rocks histories from 1788 – 2013 | camera Sony NEX-7

This is also true of the world’s smaller and lesser-known hubs, which exhibit their own unique traits. But unlike their extroverted counterparts, it often takes just a little more exploration to get to know them.

Together with Hellen, tour guide of The Rocks Walking Tours,  Australia’s most-awarded guided walking tours operator not only in Sydney but also in Australia.

We met her in opposite of the Aboriginal Art Galleries. Hellen said she would take us to see some of the Rocks most interesting historical sites. It’s been FANTASTIC for travel junkies.

hellen and I in fashion | camera Sony NEX-7

the mural interprets different stages of the rocks from pre-british settlement to the present | camera Sony NEX-7

never stop learning at the rocks discovery museum | camera Sony NEX-7

the rocks discovery museum is our university | camera Sony NEX-7

With perfect timing, we took a leisurely stroll down the narrow alleyways and cobbled-stoned streets of The Rocks, birthplace of European settlement in Australia. Join a walking tour and experience the living history and heritage of Sydney on foot.

Then, moving along through the Rocks wide and clean streets, hemmed in by heritage buildings, we took a shortcut through historic pubs, archaeological dig sites, galleries and museums, fabulous cafes, before arriving at the ken done gallery and shop.

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

It was a charming precinct and Hellen commentary is bound to intrigue and entertain us with stories of the areas.

Finally the three-hour tour concluded at the Rocks Markets – open Saturdays and Sundays, The Rocks Markets are brimming with beautifully made home wares, jewellery, fashion and food. I really enjoyed this tour. FANTASTIC!

walk with mural mans at the rocks gang | camera Sony NEX-7

lady katzi at the rocks markets | camera Sony NEX-7

lovemakers in the rocks gallery and shop | camera Sony NEX-7

gorgeous of graffiti on the stairs | camera Sony NEX-7

A big thanks to our passionate guide, Destination NSW and Garuda Indonesia, for took us to get a sense of the creative village of The Rocks and the home of Vivid Sydney on a Rocks Walking Tour.

And, for more information on events in The Rocks, visit therocks.com.

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