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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  • There is a lot of history, cool shops, and restaurants here. We liked a particular brewery. We came back later in the evening for dinner at Pony. Wild ibis birds like to wander around. A great time.  more »
  • We came to this area for dinner one night. The area is very nice and there were a number of restaurants and shops. When we were here the area had more locals than tourists and it was not as...  more »

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