With an eclectic range of shops nestled within easy reach throughout The Rocks, this is the ultimate boutique shopping experience.
Wander the cobblestone laneways and discover a haven of specialty stores, galleries and boutiques offering everything from handmade candles to Aboriginal artefacts. If you need to buy a gift for that special someone who already has everything, then The Rocks, Sydney is the place to find something quirky and unexpected.
Choose The Rocks Centre in the heart of The Rocks for special shopping surprises. You’ll find fabulous fashion, chic accessories, fine food and sweet treats. Around The Rocks, you’ll find other hot shopping spots including Metcalfe Arcade, Nurses Walk, Playfair Street, Clocktower Square and George Street.
Luxury shoppers are catered for with Gucci, Burberry, Ralph Lauren and many other famous international brands.
Iconic Australian clothing, jewellery and gift stores can also be found in The Rocks including Ken Done, RM Williams and Percy Marks.
There are also a number of hidden Sydney shopping delights to discover in The Rocks. Buttons, Buttons, Buttons offers a unique range of antique, vintage and new buttons for shoppers with an eye for the unusual while The Candle Factory has beautiful handmade candles in every imaginable shape, colour and scent and Bottom of the Harbour Antiques specialises in nautical antiques and marine artefacts.
Make sure you find time to experience The Rocks Markets, Sydney’s best-loved street market, which trades every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Stroll beneath the famous all-weather sail canopy to discover a wonderful array of gift ideas from more than 150 stalls. There’s art and crafts, jewellery, frames, photography, indigenous art wares, delicious homemade produce, fresh food and much more.
“We stayed at the Harbour Rocks at the beginning of our trip to Sydney and loved everything about it- we learned later that it was the first hospital in Sydney, so it had a lot of character and was a perfect little boutique hotel in an incredible location in The Rocks. The views of the opera house and Harbour Bridge were just a bonus in this quaint little place and will definitely recommend it and go back myself.”