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The Rocks, Sydney

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#1 of 905 in Historic Sites in Australia
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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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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  • Very interesting tour. A good deal of History a walking tour. Good for adults I don’t think children would be interested. all in all a very memorable experience 
    Very interesting tour. A good deal of History a walking tour. Good for adults I don’t think children would be interested. all in all a very memorable experience  more »
  • You couls say this is Sydney's equivalent of an old town, nestled under the bridge, it has some of the oldest pubs in Sydney, which is very popular on weekends, starting on Friday night, it is... 
    You couls say this is Sydney's equivalent of an old town, nestled under the bridge, it has some of the oldest pubs in Sydney, which is very popular on weekends, starting on Friday night, it is...  more »

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