The Rocks, Sydney

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Sitting in the shadow of downtown Sydney, the cobblestone walkways and pastel-colored colonial-style buildings of The Rocks form a juxtaposition with the shiny modernness that characterizes much of the city center. Settled in the late 18th century, the area quickly became a haven for a motley mix of sailors, petty criminals, and prostitutes. Now this upscale neighborhood houses fine-dining restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries. You can step back into Sydney's colorful past by visiting local historical attractions such as Cadmans Cottage, the Garrison Church, the Merchant's House, and Fort Phillip Signal Station. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Rocks by using our Sydney day trip site .
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  • Chances upon The Rocks area and the lovely weekend market running down the centre of the cobbled street when heading to the Harbour bridge. Would love to do the 6pm free walking tour next time to lear...  more »
  • Adjacent to the Sydney Harbor Bridge you will most likely windup here if you are visiting Sydney. There are lots of bars, restaurants, hotels, art galleries and the occasional Ocean Liner "parked" out...  more »
  • Really great historical area of Sydney - love the Sunday market, really like the idea of the bars and restaurants but they close really early for a major city  more »

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