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Cadmans Cottage, Sydney

(3.5/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Admire Sydney's oldest surviving residential building, Cadmans Cottage. Built in 1816 along the shore of The Rocks historic area, the cottage originally housed coxswains of government boats. It takes its name from its last coxswain resident, John Cadman, the superintendent of boats who lived there with his family from 1827 until 1845. Today, the Sydney Harbour National Parks Information Centre resides in the cottage. Make Cadmans Cottage a centerpiece of your Sydney vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sydney travel itinerary maker.
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  • Every visitor will go through the rocks, then you will pass forced here. Actually very easy, it gives a good impression of the beginning of the young history of Sydney.
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  • Not much to see but worth a look if you're in the Circular Quay area. There is a statue of Captain Bligh out the front and is a relic of the early colony. 
  • It is the oldest House extant in Sydney, located in the rocks. It is pretty, I don't think was built in 1816. Have used this well did not seem in the atmosphere of old cafes, galleries and hotels now. Paved road of old trees and some had been stored. It is good to explore.
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  • Important part of the history of Sydney and the harbour. Be there at 18:00 for the start of the rocks free tour offered by I'm free guides!
  • Another historically important place. Well maintained. Nice experience to visit this place.
  • Cool place
  • Not outstanding by any means, but still pretty cool!
  • Well kept cottage , nice place.