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The Rocks, Sydney

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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 contains Sydney history and beautify streets. We walk about during the day and enjoy it at night also. If you are looking for bars or clubs, this is the perfect place. It also has access to ...  more »
  • Old town behind the Harbour that has kept its charm with the colonial houses. Go to the pub drinking a beer brewed on-site
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  • The Rocks is an interesting place to visit for coffee and food, but doesn't really offer much in the way of attractions. Take care not to go when one of the many cruise lines is offloading its many pa...  more »