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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  • A favourite route when we have out of town visitors is to start in north Kent street ( near the on ramps to the harbour bridge) and head north past the terrace houses, old pubs ( stop by for a great.....  more »
  • One of the best spots in Sydney. From a few beers on a friday afternoon to a Sunday afternoon after the markets, no other place as much history or atmosphere.  more »
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