The Rocks, Sydney

4.6
Must see · Neighborhood · Other
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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  • Walking through The Rocks district of Sydney, both before and after Sunset was marvellous. Having been local, in the suburbs since COVID-19 began, it was a most welcome surprise to find The Rocks...  more »
  • The Rocks area was clean and a buzz of activity Our family felt safe day and night There was a lot too see with our limited time Great mix of food, history and culture Sydney at its best  more »

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