The Rocks, Sydney

4.6
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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  • That is, it is one of the most chick and cool areas of sydney and therefore, very expensive. It has beautiful and well preserved buildings.
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  • Some of the shops in the rock's building are still open on Friday afternoon, and I'll walk here, and it's only taken me 13 minutes to get there, and it's only 5 minutes.
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