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Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour provided by The Rocks Walking Tours

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Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Delve into the history of Sydney and British Australia on a leisurely 90-minute walking tour in The Rocks district with an expert guide. Enjoy the delights of present-day visuals as you explore The Rocks and hear the story of Sydney’s convict past as you discover shady courtyards, narrow laneways and hidden areas that even the locals do not know about. Stroll along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour with views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past Cadman’s Cottage and Campbell’s Cove. Tour Highlights: • The shoreline of Sparkling Sydney Cove • Harbour views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge • Cadman’s Cottage, The Rocks oldest surviving cottage built in 1816 • Campbell’s Cove, offering fantastic views of Sydney Harbour • Awe inspiring Argyle Cut begun with convict labour in 1843 • Within The Rocks historic precinct, we will wander through Greenway Lane, Kendall Lane, Suez Canal, Foundation Park and much more.
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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James G wrote a review Yesterday
Sydney, Australia8 contributions4 helpful votes
First visit to Sydney, and my wife and I decided to do a tour. Our guide Leisa was very knowledgeable, and went out of her way to give a rich insight into this historic area. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!
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Brent C wrote a review 25 Oct.
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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
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Michael C, Manager at Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour
Responded 2 days ago
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.
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Paul R wrote a review 24 Oct.
Wollongong, Australia12 contributions8 helpful votes
Although having lived in Sydney all of our lives, my wife and I decided that we would stay a couple of nights in the city, at The Rocks. Even though we were fairly familiar with the area, we decided to book a walking tour of The Rocks to learn more about its history. During our
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Michael C, Manager at Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your review and 5 stars Paul. Delighted you and your wife Rosemary enjoyed your time with Anne on our tour rediscovering Sydney's oldest neighbourhood. Thank you agan for your support and recommendation.
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Elvi wrote a review 21 Oct.
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I highly recommend the rocks walking tour which is so rich in history. Our guide Vicki was amazing so full of knowledge, very covid safe which is great. My mother and I had the tour to ourselves due to not many people being around, so if your looking for something to do this is
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Response from Michael C, Manager at Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your review and 5 stars Elyse. Our guides take this seriously and love showing people what they do for a living. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with Vickie on our tour and once again, thank you for your recommendation and support.
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Jill G wrote a review 16 Oct.
Roseville, Australia10 contributions16 helpful votes
Although we are locals, there’s still a lot to learn about our city. We appreciated Anne’s relaxed and informative commentary and her generosity with her time. A great way to learn about the history of Sydney and try to support businesses with Covid recovery!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Michael C, Manager at Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review and 5 stars Jill. Delighted you enjoyed your time with Anne exploring Sydney's oldest neighbourhood. What a great opportunity to 'kill two birds with one stone' - supporting local businesses and being a tourist in your own city. Thank you again!!
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paulamT1230UO
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Fabulous tour
I highly recommend this tour. Jill our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Happy to share and answer all our questio
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PeterTau
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We are local and learnt an amazing amount on this tour.
We chose to do the Rocks walking tour as something to fill in the time before dinner with friends. The timing work
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craigbT2303AR
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Great experience
Very happy with this tour. Our guide Julie was very knowledgeable and engaging. She tailored the experience for our
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bazsue2020
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MUST DO
Went as a family outing, kids also enjoyed. Brian was very informative sooo much knowledge and interesting stories.
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markfryett2020
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Great day out
Really enjoyed the tour with Sally. She was very engaging, knowledgeable, and personable. We learned some new thing
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Stacey G
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Fantastic way to re-learn Australian history
Alex was a fantastic guide. Thanks for being open straight after COVID-19 shutdown. We learned a lot and had an e
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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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Key Details
  • The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, and 3 more
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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