The Rocks, Sydney

4.6
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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  • A very special district with old fashioned houses, nice restaurants. Take you time to discover secrets and have your camera ready for special photos.  more »
  • We got off our hop on bus here for lunch and walk around. This are has probably more older buildings than most parts of Sydney. The only draw back is that there were 2 cruise boats docked so there...  more »

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