The Rocks, Sydney

4.6
#1 of 893 in Historic Sites in Australia
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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  • There is a lot to do in Sydney, but visiting the rocks is a must. There is so much history, so much to do and so much to see. A trip to Sydney is not complete without spending some time here.  more »
  • There's so much history in the rocks, I love walking around and checking everything out, there are some interesting things that I wasn't aware of until I started ducking down some back streets and...  more »

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