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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  • We went on a walking tour of the Rocks at night and found it fascinating. The place is steeped in history and we loved hearing all about it. We went back to the Rocks in the day time and experienced a...  more »
  • The Rocks area of Sydney is chock full of history from the founding of Sydney and nice places to eat. You can easily spend a half day strolling around to look at the various sights or just as you happ...  more »
  • Maybe because we found every place closed and we were just in our way to the bridge but we didn't find it too appealing. If you want to visit it fully, please keep an eye on opening hours of every pla...  more »

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