Rocks is the birthplace of Sydney, which located at the heart of the harbour bay, rocks steep streets extend to the Sydney harbour bridge, it is one of the most popular places of Sydney. Here preserved colonial architecture, but most have been converted into fashion shops, restaurants and bars, the perfect blend of old and new in the land, appear unique amorous feelings. People from all over the world especially in Europe, all regard sightseeing to rocks as a joy, perhaps this is a kind of nostalgia. Rocks though is a small block, but its buildings kept European style, numerous bars, restaurants, gift shops, art pervaded the English settlers period nostalgic atmosphere. You can literally take a bus to the circular quay, then walk to the rocks.
George street is the centerpiece of rocks, it is Australia’s first street, The scope of the rocks with horizontal Cahill Expressway and the harbour bridge Bradfield Highway as the boundary, and extend to the harbor side. In 110 George street, located next to the visitors center Cadman’s Cottage which is the oldest of a residential building in Sydney, it was built in 1861. In the past one hundred years, the house was once water transportation headquarters, sailors residential and Marine police station. Originally the house is located next to the river, but since after the completion of circular quay, hut was moved to the current location. If you pass from the cottage you can take few photos, but tourists cannot go in to visit. The Museum of Contemporary Art located in George street, which often hold avant-garde exhibitions from Australia and around the world. Free open to the tourists, open time is Monday – Wednesday, Friday – Sunday 9:00-17:00, Thursday 9:00-17:00 and Christmas break. There will be staff free interpretation now and then.
There’s a Kendall Lane which crosses with George Street, there is The Rocks Discovery Museum, every Monday night will have a choir rehearsal, melodious song, from the world famous to the pop music is practice. Everyday come here to visit, though the museum is small, but for tourists want to learn the history of the rocks is a good opportunity, from the aboriginal culture to European colonial history information can be found here, and it is free to visit. Along the George street, north to the Hickson Road, is the Australian Aboriginal Art gallery , you can buy real Aboriginal artifacts from here. Rocks is also some famous performing arts centre in Sydney. You can in the north of the wash (Walsh Bay) enjoy comedy troupe in Sydney Theatre Company, here is a medium-sized theater, performance price ranging from dozens to hundreds of dollars.
Next door is the Sydney Dance Company, here can enjoy Dance performances, also sign up for the Dance class, it has a lot of courses to choose from, from ballet to modern Dance. Every weekend, Rocks becomes a crowd of pedestrian street, because The rock mart will be held here. There are nearly 200 booths, selling jewelry, toys, crafts, and of course, all kinds of food, is one of Sydney’s busiest markets. Every weekend, market opening time is from 10:00-17:00 it is position is near George street and Jack Mundey. Every Friday there is a food mart (The Rocks Friday Foodie Market), open time is 9-15:00, location is Jack Mundey Place. Though the scope of rocks is not large, but the experience activities is very many. If you want to have a thorough understanding of Sydney early history dark side, that will attend the ghost tour of the surrounding rocks, through the lamp to illuminate the alley, listen to the story of legend