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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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  • When visiting Sydney, I recommend strolling through The Rocks neighborhood. The area is within walking distance to Sydney Harbor, the Quay, Harbor Bridge, and many waterfront restaurants and hotels... 
    When visiting Sydney, I recommend strolling through The Rocks neighborhood. The area is within walking distance to Sydney Harbor, the Quay, Harbor Bridge, and many waterfront restaurants and hotels...  more »
  • Many quaint shops and nice eateries. Stayed in this area, ate at several places, and looked for souvenirs. Easy walking to Circular Quay or to the hop-on hop-off bus. 
    Many quaint shops and nice eateries. Stayed in this area, ate at several places, and looked for souvenirs. Easy walking to Circular Quay or to the hop-on hop-off bus.  more »

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