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The Rocks, Sydney
(4.6/5 based on 6,500+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit The Rocks and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sydney attractions using our Sydney trip itinerary builder.
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  • The Rocks one of the oldest Buildings in Sydney, very interesting to see Lots of Restaurants, Shops, galleries, Dance theatre...... Unfortunately we missed the outdoor markets which are only on Sat an...  more »
  • This area located very near from sydney harbour. Nothing special for me. This is only a street lined with old fashioned houses. 
  • Walked all along The Rocks. Found the Sydney Harbour YHA Sydneys Archaeoligist sites dating back 1788. Also Great markets every Sunday.