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The Rocks, Sydney
(4.6/5 based on 7,000+ 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 history around The Rocks gives Sydney from the begining of development. Some of the original buildins are still ther and a vist to the oldest pub is a must. Always busy with tourists and the Sunda...  more »
  • Love wandering around The Rocks area, nice traditional pubs there too as well as more modern bars. Relaxed and friendly, and a lovely photo opportunity around every corner! 
  • Our hotel was left cat d in this area so we walked around for a few hours the night we arrived and the next day part of our tour was a stroll through our he area. There are lots of restaurants and sto...  more »