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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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  • What a find. You need to have a walk around this area and check out all of the shops... eateries ...lovely character buildings ...worth an hour or two ...  more »
  • We stayed in the rocks area for 4 days, it was amazing, so many great pubs, friendly people and great food  more »
  • Surely a must for any trip to Sydney. A great history and pretty buildings. Especially good at the weekend when there is a street market.  more »

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