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The Rocks, Sydney

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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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  • The Rocks still has wonderful buildings of important historical significance to Sydney, however sadly these are being slowly swamped by the rush to shove modern monstrosities over and around the... 
    The Rocks still has wonderful buildings of important historical significance to Sydney, however sadly these are being slowly swamped by the rush to shove modern monstrosities over and around the...  more »
  • Nice old area with some good restaurants and local shops. Pleasant to walk around in the evening before or after dinner 
    Nice old area with some good restaurants and local shops. Pleasant to walk around in the evening before or after dinner  more »

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