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Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour
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Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

By The Rocks Walking Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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  • 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
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (provided for private bookings)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

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.

Departure details
  • The Rocks Walking Tours, Cnr Argyle & Harrington Streets Shop 5 - Clocktower Square, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia Departure Point: Shop 5 - Clocktower Square, Corner Argyle and Harrington St Please check in at our office inside the Clocktower Square 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Our office is located within The Rocks, is easily accessible for all, located close by to the Overseas Passenger Terminal
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24095P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive at our office to check in and meet your guide for the day, a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour time
  • 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 group’s 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, hat 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Toilet facilities accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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#51 of 722 Tours & Activities in Sydney
  • sam_jd_96
    sam_jd_96
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    Engaging and interesting tour
    John was a fantastic guide! Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He was only too happy to answer our questions and clearly takes great pride in his work educating visitors about this historic area. Highly recommend. Well worth the price!
  • atraveller002
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    Kinda interesting but very one sided history review....
    We saw some of the old parts of the Dock area. We were shown old A4 photos from a folder ( quite old school) and we learnt about how the first European settlers lived and survived in the port area known as The Rocks. You won't learn much about how the indigenous population was treated by those settlers. I asked but got no information.
  • tatyanak807
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    Not exciting
    We did the tour with Dee and she did have a deep knowledge about the Rocks. However the area itself is small and there isn't a lot to see. The tour was not that engaging, you can easily go on a stroll all by yourself and get information from guide books.
  • tonyQ5805YS
    tonyQ5805YS
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    The Rocks
    The tour tokk us to places i had not been before.The tour guide,Micheal,was very friendly and informative.He made the walk engaging and interesting.I have read quite alot about the rocks and have done a self guided walk but I got much more out of the tour for the time it took.
  • Larry H
    Larry H
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    Don't miss this
    Claudia makes the area come alive. She knows the in's and outs of the area. Great stories about the Rocks, and the history. A fun 90 minutes.
  • 736laurelj
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    Fabulous tour of the Rocks with Rocks Walking Tours
    A tour of the Rocks area with The Rocks Walking Tours with our excellent guide Anne was very informative on the history and what went on in the Rocks area in the early days. A great place to wander and enjoy.
  • Skiahlc
    Skiahlc
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    Excellent Historic Walking Tour
    This tour was very interesting and our guide Anne was excellent! She was full of fun facts about the area and it's development and restoration. Highly recommend it!
  • MikeDorsey
    MikeDorsey
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    Worth Your Time
    Informative tour. Walked around The Rocks. Guide provided lots of history about the oldest area of Sydney. Informative about people and buildings. Up and down, uneven places, and lots of steps. I have some walking limitations and made it with a little effort.
  • C W
    C W
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    The Rocks Walking Tour
    Our tour guide, Anne, provided a great overview and description of the interesting history of the area. We enjoyed hearing all the stories. She had a wealth of information!
  • chestnut2014
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    The Rocks heritage tour
    We really enjoyed this walking tour on our first day in Sydney. It really helped to orientate ourselves to the Rocks district. Fascinating to hear real life , documented stories of individuals who arrived in the First fleet. With maps & illustrations, Sue illuminated the stories and allowed us a glimpse into what life must have been like.
  • 890dellar
    890dellar
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    Totally Recommend
    Our guide Vickie was wonderful. She was well spoken, well researched and welcomed questions from us all. I learnt a lot and I am Australian.
  • Jollyholiday4me
    Jollyholiday4me
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    Must do!
    History comes alive as you walk the streets and alleys and pass through the hallways of the past. From one minute to the next the tour is filled with stories and facts of the settlers of the area. It provides great context for a visit to Sydney to appreciate the spirit that is alive in the city even now. I came back for this tour after 10 years and think its even better! Online registration was easy and the price is well worth the experience. Sofi was a wonderful guide. She set us up well for the rest of our day/visit. I highly recommend this tour for first timers to Sydney and those who may accompany visitors would love it too
  • Torfamm
    Torfamm
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    Great tour of the historic Rocks area
    This tour was the perfect length and gave a nice look at Australia’s colonial history. Our guide, Edith, was knowledgeable and did a terrific job.
  • melissaliu0520
    melissaliu0520
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    What a great and unforgettable guide tour
    What a great and unforgettable guide tour! It was comfortable to walk through the Rocks with vivid historical stories. The guide has a sense of humor and is a very good storyteller. It’s worth to have a try!
  • Sue B
    Sue B
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    Rocks Walking Tour
    We loved hearing the history of the rocks area & learning all about the difficulty facing the colony. Vicki was very knowledgeable & easy to hear. Great tour thank you.
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arabianjanx
Dubai, United Arab Emirates31 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
A great walking tour ( despite the awful weather) Our tour guide, Fiorella (I think?)
was informative and interesting. She passed on lots of history and quirky snippets.
An easy walk
Well worth the money
Would recommend to visitors of the city who are interested to find out about the rocks
Written 12 May 2022
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Michael C
Thank you for the review and the 5 stars. Delighted that you enjoyed your time with Fiorella exploring The Rocks - even with a "little" rain!
Written 27 May 2022
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Eeper55
Falmouth, Canada155 contributions
We did a private walking tour of the Rocks with Michael as our guide. He was fantastic. Colourful and extremely knowledgeable. He is a wealth of information about the history of the Rocks, and it is delivered with an Australian charm which wins you over completely. The tour was for 2 hours, and they flew by, so interesting was Michael’s commentary. A must do.
Written 30 January 2020
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent tour with us. It's great to hear you all enjoyed your time with Michael. He's a passionate guide, who loves what he does. We'll be sure to pass on your comments to him. Cheers.
Written 2 February 2020
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ScottieGirl90
Florida32 contributions
Feb. 2020
The Rocks Walking Tour was a great way to learn more about the European settlement of Australia. Brian was our guide and he was a wonderful source of interesting and fun information. He led us through many of the back alleys of The Rocks and always had a memorable story to go along with the history he presented. I would love to take the again and I highly recommend it!
Written 14 February 2020
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Thanks for letting us know you had a great time with Brian on your recent walking tour of The Rocks. He's a very passionate local and loves sharing his vast knowledge on all things Australia.
Written 1 March 2020
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Val_G_England_1961
London, UK189 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Third time of booking with this company for family visiting while I was living in manly short term. I attended all 3 times, so feel qualified in giving top marks. A different guide each time, but each one was very knowledgeable, informative and captivating, for us older people as well as the teenagers and young children in the group. Highly recommend this tour for visitors to Sydney, and also locals that have not done it before.
Written 2 January 2020
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your repeat visits with us and delighted that you enjoyed each and every tour. It's great to hear that each member of your group enjoyed themselves as well and enjoyed the way our guides delivered their tours - they are very passionate about the history of this area and love sharing their knowledge with people.
Written 6 February 2020
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moose599
1 contribution
Mar. 2021 • Family
We had a wonderful tour guide who was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was amazing to see and hear so much of Sydney's history. Our guide took the time to follow up on questions we had asked, and even phoned to share some more information with us. We were just thrilled and the Rocks Walking Tour was a highlight for us. We would definitely recommend.
Written 10 March 2021
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Tinderry15
Sydney, Australia27 contributions
Mar. 2021
My wife and I took this tour last week with Sally as our guide. We were extremely happy with our choice as the tour was very informative and professionally conducted. Sally's enthusiasm was certainly evident and she is eager to share her knowledge with everyone.

The Rocks has so much history and it is well worth visiting. We are Sydney locals and it has been one of our highlights to be a tourist in our own city... we'd certainly recommend this to anyone.
Written 28 March 2021
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Michael C
Thank you for your review and 5 stars. Delighted that you enjoyed your time with Sally on our tour. All our guides are passionate about the history of The Rocks and Sydney and love sharing their knowledge to help bring this area to life.
Written 29 March 2021
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Amermaid
5 contributions
Dec. 2019
Leisa was an awesome tour guide and told us stories that really brought the history of Sydney to life. Anyone can regurgitate memorized dates, but only a few can make history come alive. Leisa brought the history of Sydney to life with her fascinating stories of love, betrayal, scandal, and intrigue. It sounds like binge worthy television, and it was! She was so nice to my boys, who are in college, and pointed out the fun places for them to go back to later in the evening for a pint. We all thought she was fantastic, and I would totally do this tour again just because Leisa was so awesome!!
Written 3 January 2020
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George P
2 contributions
Aug. 2020
We were given an extremely thoughtful birthday present by our friends to do a Rocks Walking Tour last Monday, after discussing a book we've all read about early settlement in Australia "The Fatal Shore". Julie brought the book to life (historically) by taking into account our being locals and indulging our interests. It was wonderful and Julie was exceptional in her presentation, expertise and kindness. We could only give a rating of 5 stars++.
Written 26 August 2020
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Michael C
Wow!! Delighted you loved the tour and thank you for the 5 stars. Our guides love showing people what they do for a living and Julie is no exception. Their passion and knowledge of this area helps to bring it to life. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time with her exploring Sydney's oldest neighbourhood. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words.
Written 27 August 2020
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Brent C
3 contributions
Oct. 2020
I have been visiting Sydney quite often for weekends away with my wife. We booked a walking tour of the Rocks last Saturday. Sally our tour guide bought the 1800's back to life for us, tell us about the people who lived here and what life was like for the convicts and the free settlers. Very educational, infomative and a slow pace. There is so much stuff that you just walk by in the Rocks that you don't know about until some points it out to you. Great tour. Highly recommend it.
Written 25 October 2020
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Michael C
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the 5 stars Brent. Delighted you enjoyed your time on our tour with Sally. All our guides are very knowledgeable and passionate about Sydney and Australian history and love sharing it with people to make this area come to life. Thanks for the recommendation and for supporting us.
Written 27 October 2020
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Rachel W
Victoria, Australia16 contributions
We had a tour with Michael today. We booked online a few weeks ago then had to change the date. Michael was more than happy to be flexible and fixed things up straight away.
Checking in was easy and Michael was friendly. He had a microphone and speaker to assist with social distancing and so we could still hear him. The tour was really interesting. We went into some little nooks and crannies we may well have missed otherwise. Michael’s knowledge was very good and he tells great stories. He was able to relate his stories and anecdotes to his audience.
Highly recommended
Written 29 January 2022
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Michael C
Thank you for your review and 5 stars Rachel. Delighted that you were finally able to participate in our tour and that you had a great time. Michael is a passionate guide, who loves showing all our guest this amazing historical precinct.
Written 30 January 2022
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