The Rocks, Sydney

4.6
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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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  • I was pleasantly surprised at the number of older buildings in the Rocks. Our guidebook included a walk around the area, and we also visited the Customs House, both of which provided an insight into.....  more »
  • The Rocks is my favourite part of Sydney. It is such a fascinating place to explore and is home to Sydney’s oldest surviving residence, historic walkways, markets and old pubs. It also has...  more »
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