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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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  • We found plenty to do here. From the cute little markets to the huge choice of cafes & restaurants. We walked everywhere (take your comfy shoes because it's hilly) and the harbour is close so plenty o...  more »
  • The place was packed, they managed to clear a table for us. The menu had good options and service was with a smile.  more »
  • Great for a couple of hours wandering the shops and bars and cafes. Very handy to cruise terminal and ferries. Quirky shops and lots of history to enjoy.  more »

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