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The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks provided by The Rocks Walking Tours

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Overview
Discover the history of Sydney on a guided walking tour of the city's The Rocks district. Visit prominent buildings and colonial-era sites such as Cadman's Cottage and Garrison Church, in addition to taking in views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Along the way, learn about Sydney’s past as a British Australian settlement.
Highlights
  • Learn about Sydney’s history as a British Australian settlement from a guide
  • Catch views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • The stroller-accessible route makes the tour family friendly
  • Morning and afternoon start times are available
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the starting point, which is easily accessible for cruise ship passengers and Sydney visitors, in The Rocks district. From there, visit historic sites and hear stories about the one-time British Australian settlement from a guide. The walking tour, which covers 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) at a leisurely pace, focuses on the neighborhood located under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and is a popular tourist destination. Wander around the area’s cobbled stone streets, alleyways, and courtyards. The tour includes stops at Cadman's Cottage, which was built in 1816; Campbell's Cove; the Garrison Church, which is known as the Church of Holy Trinity; and more. Plus, see the shoreline of Sydney Cove, as well as views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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Important Information
Departure Point
35 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 90 minute guided walking tour
  • Specialist trained guide with expertise in & around The Rocks
  • Umbrella (if required)
  • Guide has amplification for ease in hearing commentary
  • Entry/Admission - The Rocks Walking Tours
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (provided for private bookings)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children and Infants must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved covering approx. 1.2 miles (2km) at the pace of the groups participants
  • Small groups (no more than 20 people)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress to the predicted weather conditions appropriate for an outdoor activity
  • Comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water suggested
  • Tour encompasses uneven surfaces, cobblestones, worn sandstone flagging and steps; while these elements of the tour have never been considered to be strenuous by most people, for others this may be considered as an unsuitable activity.
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a powered wheelchair/ scooter
  • Meeting point is easily accessible on foot for cruise arrivals/ shore excursions
  • Wheelchair (manual) and pram friendly route
  • Toilet facilities accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We are Living our adventure wrote a review Jun 2020
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Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. We learned a lot about Sydney and heard stories we would never have been able to discover ourselves.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from Michael C, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed the tour. Regards Michael
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Kristina T wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We can highly recommend this tour. We had an excellent tour guide with a great knowledge about the Australian history. He was really compassionate about his job, and gave us a lot of interesting facts about the history. We did this as a family tour with two teens and a younger
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from Michael C, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the kind review. It was great to be back out sharing the story of Sydney again. I really enjoyed the afternoon after not doing tours for the last 8 weeks. Thanks for joining us. Regards Michael
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Brian wrote a review Apr 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom16 contributions1 helpful vote
We actually stayed in The Rocks in our visit to Sydney and absolutely loved the area. So doing this tour opened up the area even more. The guide was excellent - enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We were a bit worried as my wife has an arthritic knee, but those worries were
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Michael C, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
Responded 28 Apr 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience, review and 5 stars Brian. Delighted that you and your wife enjoyed your time with our guide exploring Sydney's oldest neighbourhood and learning about our colonial history. Our guides love sharing their knowledge of the area and bringing it to life for the people that are on our tours.
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MYMC5 wrote a review Apr 2020
Brisbane Region, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
I decided to take the family (hubby, 15yr and 17yr) for a tour through the Rocks. Our guide was lovely, cheerful and informative. The walk itself was very interesting and well paced. We discovered little courtyards and lanes that I had walked past earlier and never noticed that
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Michael C, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
Responded 20 Apr 2020
Thank you for your review and 5 stars. Delighted thatyou enjoyed your time with our guide learning about the early coloniak histiry by exploring Sydney's oldest neighbourhood.
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Kat wrote a review Mar 2020
Greater Sydney, Australia15 contributions
Our holiday was a week in Sydney and a week in Melbourne and this was one of our favourite tours we did throughout the entire trip! My partner and I live in Sydney and my mom came out to visit for the first time with a friend of hers and I’m so glad we came across this tour on
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Michael C, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
Responded 26 Mar 2020
Hi Katie, thank you so much for your awesome review, sharing your experience and 5 stars. Delighted you had such a great time on our tour. Our guides love showing people what they do for a living and Brian is no exception. He's a very passionate local and loves sharing his vast knowledge on all things Australia. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words.
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despinakarvounis
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Rocks Walking Tours
The tour guide was extremely enthusiastic and well-read. It was a pleasure to go on this tour, highly recommend.
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Happiness06659934805
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Fantastic walking tour!
I highly recommend this tour. Even though I had explored the area a lot, I learned about some really out of the way
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H5919GDinfo
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Very informative Waling Your
If you want to learn the history of Sydney and especially The Rocks Area. You won't be disappointed with this tour.
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S8233TBlaurab
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History with Humor
The day of our tour was just like a summer day in Indiana, 100 F and 100% humidity, but with Brian as our guide we
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malcolmparker1949
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Interesting historical walk
If you like a bit of history and background to add to your visit to Sydney then this 90 minute walk with a keen and
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E F
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Highly recommended
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour through the history of The Rocks. Loved all the lanes and back streets that we would h
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Sunshine45583678801
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great inside into early settlement in sydney
Our guide was fantastic very informative and very knowledgeable. Was a great tour, would have loved for it to have
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aecleary
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Great Sydney Start!
Loved The Rocks tour as it provided a solid grounding in the founding of Sydney and how its early inhabitants lived
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Kate M
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Fantastic tour
I had such a great time with guide Anne on this tour. She made the whole experience friendly, accessible, inclusive
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MJW_London_England
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Great experience
I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour today. Vickie, our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, and brought the histor
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paulimartha
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Great tour!
The four of us from CA thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the his
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stevetM5466HR
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Sydney Rocks walking tour
Great walking tour by Vicky! She knew her stuff! Interesting to learn about the convict history of Sydney.
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Lynette M
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A Great Introduction
This is a great introduction to the history of The Rocks area and some of its early inhabitants. The tour guides ar
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MichelT1392
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Well worth it
The Rocks Walking tour was a great way to visit a beautiful part of Sydney. Booking was easy and staff were friendl
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Guide00078868778
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Had a wonderful time!
Thank you so much. We all very much enjoyed the tour, it is very interesting and engaging. I did the tour with my M
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Key Details
  • The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, and 3 more
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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