Visit Several Famous Tourist Attractions at the Rocks in Sydney, Australia

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The oldest area of Sydney, The Rocks is located at the foot of Sydney Harbour Bridge and on the western shores of Sydney Cove. It is a district of restaurants, shopping stores, weekend markets, pubs, museums, and so much more. No wonder why it is one of the most visited parts of Sydney.

So how do you get to The Rocks? To get there you can take a train to Circular Quay and walk along George Street towards the Harbour Bridge. The Rocks is also an easy 10-minute walk from the heart of Sydney and the main entry point is via George Street. If you are walking from Darling Harbour then you can reach the place via Hickson Road.

The Rocks is known as the birthplace of modern-day Australia, hence, visiting it has a historical feel to it. Moreover, it has transformed into a place where you can truly enjoy, with its 19th century warehouses converted to restaurants, bars, museums, and shopping stores.

Speaking of rich history, there are lots of museums and galleries to visit in Sydney. There is The Rocks Discovery Museum which is a mixture of interactive technology and archaeological artifacts found in The Rocks. It also tells the story of The Rocks from pre-European period to the present.

Other galleries and museums include:

• Argyle Gallery - a place for all Australian art and fine craft including Aboriginal paintings, woodworks, and glassware;
• The Collection at Gannon House - which includes both indigenous and other contemporary Australian art and craft;
• Susannah Place Museum - which is a small terrace museum of four brick houses including a corner grocer's shop; and
• The Museum of Contemporary Art - is dedicated to collecting and presenting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world. Free guided tours of the exhibitions are also held daily, with talks by artists, curators, and industry professionals.

Those tours to the museums and galleries may make you hungry, and you can treat yourself to at least one of the district's restaurants. Some examples are:

• Altitude, a stylish 105-seat restaurant which rests high above the city skyline and offers world-class views across Sydney Harbour and beyond;
• The Canteen, an easy drop-in noodle bar featuring a long, communal table and some coveted balcony tables outside;
• Shiki Japanese Restaurant, known for exquisite, fresh cuisine, the menu of which ranges from traditional favorites to innovative delicacies; and
• Zia Pina Pizzeria, a place where you can enjoy the real traditional Italian pasta and pizza at a very affordable price.

Of course, you cannot afford to miss the fashion shops, which include:

• Rip Curl, born at Bells Beach in 1969, is an Australian company for surfers;
• Boutique Belle, which caters to the mature customer;
• Rocks Style, which specializes in quality Australian clothing, including Drizabone, R.M. Williams, and Coogi; and
• Wombat at The Rocks, which offer quality Australian clothing, ugg boots, hats, and other accessories for men, women, and children.

Other attractions in The Rocks include:

• Bridge Climb Sydney which provides the ultimate experience of Sydney, with guided climb to the top of the world-renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge;
• King George V Recreation Centre which provides city residents, workers, students and visitors with a state of the art community and recreation facility;
• Sydney Observatory which allows you to see the southern sky and views over Sydney Harbour; and
• The Argyle Orcale where gifted pyschics provide daily personal readings in Tarot, Clairvoyance, Palmistry, Astrology, Numerology, Crystal Ball Reading, and Aura Reading.

There is truly so much to do and see in The Rocks, so it is fairly reasonable to include it in your to-go list when you decide to visit Australia.

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Jo is a content writer for 'Visas for Australia' (http://www.visasforaustralia.co.uk), one of the world's leading visa expert that processes Australian tourist visas, Australian business visas and Australian working holiday visas. If you are going to take a trip and are requesting for an Australian visa or if you want to experience the excitement and thrill of staying in or achieving your fantasy of travel the Land Down Under then you should have a look at Visas for Australia.

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This article was published on 2010/04/03