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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 "I'm Free" walking tour brought this area to life and I highly recommend it as a way of exploring this historic area of Sydney.  more »
  • I live in Sydney - so every now and then I’d swing by The Rocks, as I sometimes shoot around the area, catching up with a mate or visit one of my fave art galleries, The Museum of contemporary art ! B...  more »

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