Outdoor activities in The Rocks

THE 10 BEST Outdoor Activities in The Rocks (Sydney)

Outdoor Activities in The Rocks

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  • Kim T
    Logan City, Australia14 contributions
    I did the Summit climb with my cousin on 9th February. I'm 63 years old and have osteoporosis in both hips so find walking difficult some days and my cousin is 52 and fairly fit. We both found the climb fairly easy however the next day, and for many days afterwards, our calves were extremely sore! That may have been our fault as we didn't do any stretches either before or after the climb.

    Ian was our tour guide and he was fun and very informative and made the whole experience one of the highlights of our holiday. It was extremely well organised and the safety side of things was well covered. We both feel the whole experience was well worth the money we paid.

    If you want to prep for a climb, climb about 12 storeys of fire escape stair and you should be OK :) :)
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • Gerry
    Chattanooga, TN2,058 contributions
    Capt cook cruises is a good choice when wanting to move about Sydney harbor. You can get a 2 day go anywhere ticket that includes entry to the zoo for about $75 AUD, a very good deal. It’s also a good way to tour the harbor, just ride, you don’t even have to get off. Main port is at pier 6 at the Circular Quay.
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • wattsup70
    Seattle, WA142 contributions
    We did the 2 1/2 hour bike tour with Riley. It was the perfect length and pace. We covered about 6 miles of the city and learned a lot. We had to ride on the left side!!! And sometimes through a lot of pedestrian traffic but Riley got us through no problem. Also loved her recommendations.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Dawn H
    Mickleton, UK152 contributions
    My daughter kindly arranged this whale watching experience whilst I was visiting Sydney. From start to finish this was one of the most memorable experiences I have ever done. The skipper was excellent very knowledgeable and we felt totally safe under his captaincy. The boat was roomy and comfortable. We headed out of Sydney harbour and the views were impressive. Once out in the seas it was thrilling waiting to see the incredible Humpbacks and boy did we see them absolutely amazing site to see them breach high up in the air and splash down so close to us. We got some fabulous photos of the trip. I would highly recommend this company. Thank you so much Dawn & Jasmine x
    Written 11 December 2023
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  • mrswinendine
    Mooloolaba, Australia353 contributions
    We booked on this only for it to pour down on the day. A torrential downpour!
    Nevertheless we had a great time on the ship with staff who seemed enthusiastic and spoke about the history.
    Canapés were served and a bar available; a few members of the group did the mast sail.
    Very affordable for 1.5 hours.
    Written 12 November 2023
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  • LovesAHotel
    Romford, UK146 contributions
    I thoroughly recommend doing the Blue Mountain Tour with Peter at PJ Tours.

    He is so caring for his guests, and has a great understanding of each location you visit on the tour.

    It was so nice to spend time with him, we were actually disappointed he wasn't fully in one of the selfies he took! What does that tell you.

    Thank you so much Peter! Good luck for your house on the Blue Mountain :).

    Raymond and Danielle
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • Russell C
    Brisbane, Australia16 contributions
    We did an amazing drive out of Kiama, driving a Ferrari F8 Tributo, McLaren GT, Lamborghini Huracan Evo, Audi R8 V10 and the surprisingly spectacular Corvette Stingray. The level of professionalism with this crew is incredible. No matter what your experience or enthusiasm level they will make sure you have an excellent experience. Highly recommended.
    Written 9 August 2023
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  • Alice
    9 contributions
    Ben was a fantastic tour guide. He was on time with pick up and dynamically tailored the tour based on my interests and energy levels as the day went on. We went to the gorgeous Evans Lookout over the Grose Valley. We then hiked down to the bottom of the valley via the Grand Canyon Waking Track. It was incredible seeing the transition of the foliage from the top of the canyon to the bottom. We then had great lunch at the Bowery, which resides in a converted church. Then, at my request, we went straight the Sydney Zoo, where I got to feed kangaroos (they love sweet potato) and took pictures with koalas. Also got to see my first quoll and bull shark. Great zoo, fantastic experience!
    Written 30 June 2023
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  • Justin K
    Sydney, Australia43 contributions
    Majestic Water Taxis is hands-down the best water taxi on Sydney Harbour. Lance is efficient, friendly and straight forward - getting you from point A to B with professionalism and a bit of fun if time allows. I've booked Lance for short trips as well as longer pleasure cruises - he's always willing to work with you on your requests and will give it to you straight right away. The best in the biz.
    Written 1 January 2024
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  • chichullo
    Olympia, WA94 contributions
    Exceeded our expectations
    Pleasant drive thru the country in a comfortable auto
    We saw dozens of kangaroos in the wild
    We were able to get out and walk near them
    Bruce was delightful and very informative
    We highly recommend
    Written 11 December 2023
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