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The Rocks, Sydney

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • Walk the cobblestone streets near the docks for a great view of the harbor and a feel of what Sydney was like when it was first settled. Be sure to go there on Saturday or Sunday when there is an upsc...  read more »
  • The rocks need time to explore and get off the main roads into the historic building and sites. We love walking through Miller's Point, the new Barangaroo gardens and ending up back at circular key. G...  read more »
  • Great area with a tourist info location very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Booked a multi location program on s card system. Plenty of bars and food locations plus bijou shopping places. Tourist fo...  read more »
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