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The Rocks Walking Tours

#30 of 419 Tours in Sydney
Closed Now: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Tours everyday 10:30am and 1:30pm conducted by friendly local guides that specialise in The Rocks, and its surrounding areas, $32 per adult/ $15 per child departing from our office handily located in the heart of The Rocks at Shop 5 - Clocktower...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Shop 5 - Clocktower Square | Cnr Argyle & Harrington Streets, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
+61 2 9247 6678
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All reviews great tour early sydney australian history our tour guide early settlers amazing history excellent guide european settlement wealth of knowledge come alive highly recommend this tour small group hour tour interesting facts great afternoon great walk sophie
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Both Vicki and Leisa were awesome. I learned some interesting facts about colonial Sydney and the information whet my apetite for more. They were friendly, answered all questions with a few extra related bits of info and the tour just flew by. That’s why I...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our lady guide was very knowledgeable. She spoke well and was enthusiastic about her history of the Rocks. The distance covered was very small but the info was great. I've visited the Rocks a few times before but saw places I never knew existed.

Thank Shan P
TRWT, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Pleased you had an enjoyable experience during your visit of The Rocks. Our guides are very knowledgeable and passionate about The Rocks and love sharing with the guests on our tours.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic tour. We were lucky enough to have Brian as the tour guide, apparently one of the best. There would be little he doesn't know about The Rocks, or Sydney history. This tour will take you into areas and reveal history you...More

Thank Michelle B
TRWT, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Pleased you had such a great time with Brian. He is definitely is one of the best, having been in apart of The Rocks for over 30 years and loves every minute of it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide did a fabulous job giving the history of Sydney. Truly enjoyed her personality and knowledge of Sydney.

Thank jpgabert
TRWT, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time in Sydney's oldest suburb with your guide.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Max gave us a great tour of the Rocks area. I love social history (dealing with the individuals that were affected by the history of an area) and he really delves into that. Great stories of the people who lived through the era of transportation...More

Thank Sally G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour with Leisa today and it was wonderful. Very interesting and it prompted us to learn more about the history of this beautiful country. Bernardita Chile

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TRWT, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Bernardita. Pleased to read you had such a memorable experience of our beautiful city.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was one of the most amazing tours , she explained everything so clearly and in non boring way . It really helped understand the history of Australia very well. Highly recommend!! Specially for those coming for the first time

Thank Huda A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Leisa was an excellent guide through The Rocks. Informative and engaging, offering fascinating peeks into hideaways as well as more prominent sights.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 90 minute walking tour around the original settlement area of Sydney led by the absolutely fantastic Sophie! She was wonderful. Knowledgeable,funny and charming. Her sense of humour was superb, particularly when she discovered I was Irish! I highly recommend this tour!

Thank Susan L
TRWT, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Susan. Pleased that you had such a great time. Sophie is part of an amazing team of guides that are passionate and knowledgeable and love sharing the history of Sydney's oldest suburb.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently took the Rocks walking tour with my teenage son and his girlfriend. We all found it extremely interesting and informative. Our guide, Vickie, was very knowledgeable and friendly. She encouraged us to ask questions and personalized the tour based on our questions. I...More

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21 February 2018|
Response from TRWT | Property representative |
Hi there are some stairs in our daily tour, if you note the pram on your booking we will take the pram friendly route. Regards Michael
7 August 2017|
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Response from TRWT | Property representative |
Hi I'm not sure about the Convict Colony Tour. Our Original Rocks Walking Tour was established in 1975 and was the first guided walking tour in Sydney. Hear stories of the First Fleet 1788, Nurses Walk, the Rum Rebellion... More
9 August 2016|
Response from Barry M | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour. Depends on how many in the tour group.