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The Rocks, Sydney

4.6
#1 of 900 in Historic Sites in Australia
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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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  • Nice old shops and cafes. Weird as during COVID very deserted. Enjoyed wandering around without crowds.  more »
  • We had a full historical & extremely informative walk through the Rocks with Brian as our guide, who occasionally added some humor to his stories. It was a most enjoyable & well spent morning. Many...  more »
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