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

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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’!
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Harrington Street, Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • 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 25 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
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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With a very knowledgeable guide Sofi we were led on an informative and interesting tour of the Rocks. After living in Sydney for some time and walking on the streets I had no idea about the hidden alley ways and many other points of interest in The Rocks. The tour gives you a
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Stumble across this by accident but so glad I did! Easy walk that takes you to places you would never find or know about on your own. Guide knowledgeable with interesting & amusing anecdotes of life in early Sydney. Would highly recommend .
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Julie was a wonderful tour guide of The Rocks - very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and accommodating. I would recommend this tour for anyone wanting to gain a brief insight into the origins of European life in Sydney. Nice walking pace and appropriate length of time. Thank you,
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For someone from Sydney, I discovered the tour covered areas where I've never imagined existed in The Rocks. Julie our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate which shone through her tour! Would 100% recommend to any international/domestic visitors and or local Sydneysiders!
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Fantastic tour full of interesting facts of the early settlements in the Sydney region. Lots of little walkways and paths through the Rocks you would never find on your own. Beautiful views at the harbour and onto Sydney Bridge. Very knowledgeable guide, highly recommended.
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