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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  • Plenty to see and do - history and plenty of cafes, bars etc and the market is on Saturday and Sunday. A lovely area to walk around.  more »
  • Excellent placed to visit, so much to look at and so many things to see, new and historic / colonial. -you can't visit Sydney and not visit the rocks , take the team it's quicker and easier.  more »
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