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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  • The Rocks is steeped in the history of Sydney with interesting colonial buildings and stories on every street and corner. Cumberland Street provides access to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Some research ...  more »
  • Spend some quality time walking around this area of one of the best cities around. Enjoy the local food and take a beer at one of the traditional pubs. A easy place to explore when berthed in Sydney.  more »
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