Stroll through history in The Rocks
Building, Market, Shopping Mall
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Any walk around the Rocks should start outside Sydney’s oldest house, Cadman’s Cottage on Circular Quay West, before heading toward Campbell’s Cove and the Campbell’s Cove Storehouses. Follow Hickson Road under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and around to Walsh Bay to explore the Edwardian wharves that are home to the Sydney Theatre Company, then climb the stairs up to Windmill Street to cut across the village green at Argyle Place towards the Garrison Church. Walk through the Argyle Cut, a rocky section of road that was excavated by convict labourers – giving the Rocks its name – and experience the area’s history at Susannah Place Museum before getting lost in narrow laneways like Suez Canal and Nurses Walk. Walk back to Circular Quay and check out the latest exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art.