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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Rocks by using our Sydney day trip site .
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  • It is not one of the musts when in Sydney but if you are going to walk the bridge, either the level of the cars or go up on the 3 hour tour for a lot of money, this place is great once you get back...  more »
  • The beautiful old buildings and warehouses here have been restored and ona usually sunny day in sydney it's a great place for shopping, lunching or just people watching. There are terrific weekend mar...  more »
  • Here you will find some of our best preserved history including buildings, stone laneways and plenty of character and atmosphere. The Rocks weekend markets are def worth a look too.  more »

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