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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  • Nice old town with heritage buildings and lots of cafes and bars. Short walk from Circular Quay, it is easily reachable by train and can be visited at the same time with the Opera House and the Harbou...  more »
  • Lovely old area of Sydney with plenty to do & see; shops, pubs, hotels, restaurants, little museums, markets, harbour with boat trips, views across to the Opera House, walks along the bridge, wonderfu...  more »
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