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“Chasing history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Rocks Walking Tours

The Rocks Walking Tours
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$21.72*
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The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
Ranked #25 of 338 Tours in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tours everyday 10:30am and 1:30pm conducted by friendly local guides that specialise in The Rocks, and its surrounding areas, $25 per adult/ $12 per child departing from our office handily located in the heart of The Rocks at Shop 4a - Clocktower Square, Cnr Argyle & Harrington Sts. Conducted in intimate groups of no more than 25 people for a duration of 90 minutes at a leisurely pace covering approximately a couple of kilometres. Come hear stories about how ordinary people came to do extraordinary things and so began the British Australian story!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Perth, Australia
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“Chasing history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

The main purpose of our visit to Sydney was to find some more info on a convict connection, and doing this walk was very information. The tour ladies have so much knowledge on most all of the convicts - whether they be first fleeters or second fleeters. I was lucky enough to have Anne do our tour, she was most informative even suggesting some reference books that may help me fill in more gaps. Great tour - thanks Anne!!

Visited January 2013
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“Great look into Australia's founding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Sally, our guide was terrific - she is very knowledgeable and interested in sharing the history of the rocks and Australia. Start your tour of Sydney with this tour to get a perspective of the past before heading to other sites!

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“Sarah knows the Rocks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

This was an outstanding tour providing historical facts about the Rocks area told in such an interesting and entertaining manner by our excellent guide Sarah. Eight of us took the "Rocks" tour with Sarah, and we all gave it (and her) a "10"! This was one of the best things we did in a city filled with lots of wonderful things to see and do.

Visited October 2012
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“A 'must do' for your visit to Sydney”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

The walk is an introduction to Sydney and how it all started, the area called The Rocks is very pretty and steeped in history, with magnificent views across the Harbor, our tour guide 'Sarah' was very friendly and full of all sorts of historic snippets which made the whole experience very interesting and very worthwhile. The hour and a half just flew by. Thanks again to Sarah.

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“Your mad if you don't do this !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

To get a real feel of the history of the rocks, and so you really get to see how it really was, this tour is a must. There is a lot of detail that you would simply miss, that is shown and explained in an entertaining way.
Great fun tour guide, Sally was easy to listen to, and easily answered all our questions .
You must do this tour.
Jill & Warren

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