The Rocks is often described as "Sydney's outdoors museum." But don't let that fool you. It is also home to cutting edge fashion, restaurants and art galleries. Still intact though are the areas historic buildings and old world charm.
The Rocks is Sydney's oldest preserved colonial district so the main emphasis is on the historical importance of the area. It is a maze of narrow lanes that wind between sandstone terrace buildings, so a Self Guided Walking Tour is the best way to take it all in.
For the adventurous, The Rocks is the starting point for the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb.