When I planned my trip to Sydney (I just had 3 days to spend, and take my words, it’s literally IMPOSSIBLE to cover all that this city has to offer!) – there was a checklist of ‘Things I wanna do…’ & I wanted to tick them all off the list. From wandering around the Sydney Opera House to soaking in the sun at the Bondi Beach – I had planned everything out.
But as they say, you always have surprises waiting for you at the other end of a flight – and landing up at The Rocks Market was one such for me! If I wouldn’t have been staying in Sydney over the weekends, I surely would have missed out experiencing the hustle & bustle of this popular weekend market.
It was a bright & beautiful Sunday morning, when I was lazing at the dining hall of Sydney Boulevard Hotel when one of the staff members suggested me to visit weekend market at The Rocks, saying that I’d find some great local goodies to buy as souvenirs. (FYI, I had previously asked him for suggestions, regarding where I could shop local stuff.)
The Rocks – Known to be the Oldest Neighborhood in Sydney, Australia
The Rocks is also home to some of Sydney’s most significant sites, including Cadman's Cottage, the oldest surviving residential building in the city; The Museum of Contemporary Art, dedicated to art from both across Australia and around the world; and then, of course, the iconic, Sydney Harbor Bridge.
It was originally the site of the first European colony, established in 1788 when convict-bearing ships came from England to set up the colony of New South Wales. It’s here, where you’ll discover the colonial history of Australia, once home to convicts, soldiers, and sailors – that has now turned into a paradise for both locals & travelers from across the world! And the weekend market, along the cobbled streets of the city’s oldest neighborhood, is definitely something that you must add to your Sydney bucket list.
Have you been to any local market in Australia? Let me know about it in the comments below.