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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 has always remained a special place where I bring visitors whenever we have family or friends visit Sydney. Its history is seen in the cobbled stone laneways and buildings. It is quite... 
    The Rocks has always remained a special place where I bring visitors whenever we have family or friends visit Sydney. Its history is seen in the cobbled stone laneways and buildings. It is quite...  more »
  • The Rocks is the main historic area of Sydney as it was where the early European settlers established trade and built houses The area has some of oldest pubs in Sydney and also houses The Museum of....  more
    The Rocks is the main historic area of Sydney as it was where the early European settlers established trade and built houses The area has some of oldest pubs in Sydney and also houses The Museum of....  more »

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