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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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  • You can easily spend a day walking around The Rocks. It is the old part of Sydney that has been refurbished. Plenty of history, shops and restaurants.  more »
  • First visited here about 5 years ago. On this occasion I managed to spend some time exploring the area. Very historic area with some fabulous old building and great restaurants. Worth a walk.  more »
  • The Rocks has a lot of bars and restaurants with a few nice shops and museums too. Be careful as it is near where the cruise ships park so there is often a lot of people about.  more »

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