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The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks

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Overview
The Rocks Walking Tour (est. 1978), is Sydney’s longest established walking tour and offers the ‘original’ guided walking tour of The Rocks! Tours depart daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm from a convenient location in The Rocks, for a duration of 90 minutes, walking at a leisurely pace. This memorable Sydney tour throughout the historic and picturesque Rocks precinct will weave its way through hidden alleyways, along charming lanes and into shady courtyards, areas that could be overlooked by the casual unguided visitor. A Sydney ‘must-do’!
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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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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Enjoyed our morning walking tour of The Rocks area of Sydney. Our guide Brian was very knowledgeable and added to its of trivia to engage the group. Leisurely pace and few cobbled streets or stairs to maneuver. Wear comfortable shoes and take water if weather is hot! Highly
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Our guide was Vickie, very friendly and knowledgeable. Saw parts of Sydney would probably missed if not for this tour, also great to hear some of the history of the city
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Response from Michael C, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks for taking the time to review your recent walking tour of The Rocks. We appreciate the 5 stars and will pass on your comments to Vickie.
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Our guide Julie was remarkable in making this tour a great one in spite of heavy rain. We saw places we do not Think we would have found ourselves
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Response from Michael C, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks for posting a review after attending your tour with us. It's great to hear you enjoyed the way our guide delivered the tour despite the bad weather. I'll be sure to pass this onto Julie.
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Had a great afternoon on the Rocks walking tour with Brain. His knowledge of the history surrounding the Rocks was impressive and he made learning fun. As a "local" I even visited some places I never new existed in the area. Thanks for a great outing.
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Response from Michael C, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks for letting us know you had a fun time with Brian on your recent walking tour of The Rocks. He's a very passionate Sydneysider and loves sharing his vast knowledge on all things Australia. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words.
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This was an interesting and engaging guided tour under the direction of Vickie who was very pleasant and offered a great insight as to the history and development of The Rocks and the Sydney area. The walk was simple although there are some steps, and Vickie brought pictures to
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Response from Michael C, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks for kind words about Vickie and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with her. The Rocks is a fascinating area and is an integral part of Australia's colonial history.
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lyndag624
70
History lesson learned...
Enjoyed our morning walking tour of The Rocks area of Sydney. Our guide Brian was very knowledgeable and added to
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shelav2015
Province of Almeria, Spain
2612
A little bit of history
Our guide was Vickie, very friendly and knowledgeable. Saw parts of Sydney would probably missed if not for this
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Guide00078868778
30
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
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jeanneb281
San Diego, California
183
Knowledgeable
Great tour with our guide Julie. Very knowledgeable. Patient with all of our questions. Very concerned with our
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StigogPia
11
Very nice historical tour
Our guide Julie was remarkable in making this tour a great one in spite of heavy rain. We saw places we do not
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lorihM1400AS
30
The Rocks walking tour with Anne
Anne was a terrific guide and was able to answer all our questions with historical pictures to illustrate the area
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NicGallagher
Manly, Australia
85
Great mobile history lesson
Had a great afternoon on the Rocks walking tour with Brain. His knowledge of the history surrounding the Rocks was
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benjaminbN1812MZ
20
Thanks
Love Australian history was a great tour Really enjoyed the host had a lot of knowledge would love to do a
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CSayles17
Maryville, Tennessee
31
Great Overview of Area
This was an interesting and engaging guided tour under the direction of Vickie who was very pleasant and offered a
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MichelleM844
Sydney, Australia
31
Excellent and Informative
An excellent and informative guided tour of The Rocks. Suitable for many levels of fitness. Our tour guide, Jill,
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Joffa S
Melbourne, Australia
23515
Informative and Relaxing
Jill ran a very thorough, fun and informative session. On time, didn't have to walk too far and found all the
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alan06121957
Sydney, Australia
45
excellent tour
This is an excellent relatively easy paced tour although there are some places with steps and some places that are
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SJN_OZ
Brisbane, Australia
50
Outstanding!
Brian was absolutely outstanding! We did a lot of guided tours on our recent trip to Sydney, and Brian was one of
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Agneta N
20
A very nice walk in The Rocks
Very interesting walking tour that showed us parts of the Rocks that we had never found out about otherwise. The
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sundeckgardens
10
Great Experience
Vickie our guide made this experience very interesting and one we would definitely recommend to everyone. So much
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