The Rocks, Sydney

4.6
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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  • Shops, restaurants, outdoor cafes, a nice Visitor Center, great old buildings, cobblestone streets, and breweries fill the bustling historic section of Sydney where it al began. It's a must see area....  more »
  • This is the older part of Sydney and is close to Circular Quay and also Sydney Bridge Climb. Lots of older buildings and architecture. Also has a weekend Market and lots of pubs and restaurants...  more »

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