The Rocks, Sydney

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Must see · Neighborhood · Other
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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  • There’s so many interesting sites to see. The atmosphere, especially on the weekends is great. There’s the weekend Markets, restaurants, cafes and bars.  more »
  • Saw some galleries, eat in a nice Italian rest. walk around and enjoyed the architecture , saw some nice retail shops... nice place to walk and relax, great museums .  more »
  • Once holding bonded warehouses and a place where convicts worked, this is an historical part of Sydney. Worth a walk around.  more »

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