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.
The Rocks reviews
A great place to stay and explore. Infinite paths between, through, under and around buildings that will help you discover whiskey bars, coffee shops, restaurants, candy cane stores, at galleries and.... more »
The changes that have been made to seating and ambience are fantastic with lots of large pots full of shrubs and colour. It is somewhere where you really do want to relax to catch up with others. more »
Our hotel was right in the heart of the rocks. Restaurants, bars and history all around you. I could believe I was walking in the steps of the people of the first fleet. It was all around us and I... more »
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