The Rocks Markets has become one of Sydneysiders' after work hang out every Friday. It started being a weekend market but once there were more people going to The Rocks on Friday night, they now start at 5:00pm every Friday.
Set amid the sandstone and cobbles, the colourful markets have grown to include more than 200 eclectic stalls. Visitors from near and far come to find fashion and accessories by emerging designers, locally-produced homewares, linen and beauty products and original photography, art, crafts and jewellery.
Other than shopping, we love the food available from the market. This is where we usually take the chance to eat kebabs (shawarma), dim sums, pork buns and red bean buns.
In one of the nights we were there, a busker provided entertainment for us by playing a guitar.
It is always a busy place, hence, we just eat anywhere we are able to find a seat. In the photo below, I was seated at the side of a big pot of plant that serves the street's decoration too.
The best way to enjoy the market is to be early. If you can't be early, be ready to brave the crowd, wait in lines for food and probably eat standing up.
Getting to The Rocks
The Rocks is in central Sydney, just a short stroll from the city's two most recognisable landmarks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. It is also just around the corner from the Circular Quay transportation hub. The Rocks extends from the harbour in the north and east, to Kent Street in the west, and Grosvenor Street in the south.