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  • Address: George and Argyle Streets, Sydney 2000, Australia
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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The Rocks Tours

With its Georgian sandstone buildings, narrow alleyways, historic pubs, and regenerated warehouses, The Rocks is one of Sydney’s oldest and most popular precincts. Set back from Circular Quay, it was one of the earliest parts of Sydney to be settled. Formerly a raffish area, today this city-center quarter has been gentrified and given a good polish.

You’ll find Sydney’s oldest pubs here, a vibrant weekend street market specializing in handicrafts, historic Cadmans Cottage, the Sydney Observatory, Museum of Contemporary Art, and a swag of shops and boutiques. Some of Sydney’s best restaurants are also here, including Sailors Thai, Altitude, Neil Perry’s Rockpool, and Doyles at the Quay.

The best way to get a feel for The Rocks is to just follow your nose down 200-year-old cobbled laneways like Playfair St, Mill Lane, and Nurses Walk.

Practical Info

The Rocks precinct extends behind the Museum of Contemporary Art and George St, best reached from the Circular Quay ferry, bus and train transport hub.

If you’re walking from Darling Harbour, access is from Hickson Rd. Streets include Kent St, Grosvenor St, Cumberland St and Argyle St, while to the north Dawes Point leads to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour, Sydney, null
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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Drink In History and explore Sydney's most historic settlement on The Rocks Pub Walk. This 2.5 hour small group historical walking tour visits four of Sydney's ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.43
Sydney Photography Tour in the Historic Rocks Area, Sydney, Bar, Club & Pub Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Sydney Photography Tour in the Historic Rocks Area

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Learn how to best use your digital camera in manual modes and master composition. Need a local professional photographer to show you the best spots at the best ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.47
Sydney Morning Tour with Optional Lunch Cruise or Sydney Opera House Tour Upgrade, Sydney, ... 
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Sydney Morning Tour with Optional Lunch Cruise or Sydney Opera House Tour Upgrade

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Explore the best of Sydney on this half-day city tour as you visit Sydney Harbour, Bondi Beach and the Rocks. Explore the iconic Mrs Macquarie’s chair and ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $50.08
The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks, Sydney, Lunch Cruises
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The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.04
Sydney: Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Tour plus Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise, Sydney, Walking Tours
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Sydney: Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Tour plus Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

See Sydney's spectacular icons, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and World Heritage listed Opera House, from the comfort of your lunch time harbor cruise ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $120.52
Sydney City Private Tour, Sydney, Lunch Cruises
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Sydney City Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Sydney on a full day 8-hour private tour with a local private guide who will show you the real Sydney. Your tour of the city can be tailored to suit ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $778.66
Sydney Colonial History Walking Tour, Sydney, Custom Private Tours
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Sydney Colonial History Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

See some of Sydney’s iconic landmarks as you walk through Sydney's colonial past. Discover Sydney as a local with your expert guide and walk in the footsteps ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $187.82
Sydney Laneways Walking Tour, Sydney, Walking Tours
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Sydney Laneways Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore Sydney's hidden lane-ways on this 2-3 hour walking tour. Discover the history of Sydney as you venture down the backstreets of popular Sydney suburbs ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $187.82
Sydney Ghost Walking Tour, Sydney, Walking Tours
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Sydney Ghost Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Delve into the supernatural side of Sydney on an evening walking tour that sheds light on the city's spooky past. During a leisurely 1.5-hour walk around The ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.17
Private: Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour of Sydney, Sydney, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Private: Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour of Sydney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Choose between a private one-on-one tour or a small-group private tour for you and friends on this incredible tour of Sydney. Visit some of Sydney's iconic ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $301.29

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