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Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Uncover the secrets of Sydney’s heritage as you explore The Rocks on this guided walking tour of the historic precinct. Offering amazing views over the Sydney Harbour and the Campbells Cove Wharves, your guide will lead you along shady laneways and cobbled courtyards where you’ll discover some of Sydney’s earliest buildings, including Cadman’s Cottage, built in 1816 and the Garrison Church, which dates back to the 1840s.
  • Enjoy incredible views of the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge
  • Go on an in-depth walking tour and discover places the locals don’t know
  • Learn about how Sydney’s foundations were built by convict labour
  • Visit the oldest surviving cottage in Sydney’s CBD

What's Included

  • 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
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (provided for private bookings)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Harrington Street, Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    Departure Point: The Rocks Walking Tours' office and tour meeting point located within The Rocks, is easily accessible for all and handily located close by to the Overseas Passenger Terminal for cruise guests/ shore excursions. Address: Shop 5 - Clocktower Square, Corner Argyle and Harrington St

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

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, hat 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

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Traveler Tips


The Rocks is built on hills, so expect to climb some stairs or walk uphill.
This is the best way to start a Sydney trip, get acclimated and learn about Syndey’s origins.
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Brilliant day in the rocks
darren, Jun 2022
This tour is a must for tourist and residents alike. Jon is brilliant l. Def the best tour guide we have ever had
Very informative and...
Lance_S, Jun 2022
Very informative and interesting tour. Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting to listen to.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for your review and 5 stars. Delighted you enjoyed your time discovering Sydney's oldest neighbourhood with our guide.
Back in history- we visit the early colony
Christine_C, Jun 2022
Excellent history lesson from Michael our guide, very funny as well in a typical Aussie laconic style. Visited old sites and learned about 1788 onwards.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thanks for the 5 stars and posting a review after attending your tour with us. It's great to hear you enjoyed the way Michael delivered the tour and you found it to be fun and interesting.
Our guide was very...
Miriam_S, May 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. It’s a great district to explore and highly recommend this tour
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and 5 stars. We love that you had such a good time on the tour with our amazing guide! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your day in Sydney.
I am a returning...
PENELOPE_V, May 2022
I am a returning Australian visiting with my Husband and son and éven I learned a lot ! Really nice thing to do in Sydney. Great client service also.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for your review and 5 stars Penelope. Delighted you enjoyed your time on our tour with Jon exploring Sydne's oldest neighbourhood.
Great Rocks tour
Katrina_G, May 2022
Great tour. Very informative. We are locals but don’t know the rocks area all that well and decided to play tourist. Not too long but covered a lot. Well worth it. Would recommend
The Rocks Tour
Kim_B, May 2022
Our lovely knowledgeable guide. The wonderful history. The small group. The photos that accompanied the tour.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for posting a review after attending your tour with us. It's great to hear you enjoyed the way our guide delivers the tour and you found it to be fun and interesting.
Awesome tour thanks to Fiorella our tour guide.
Laura_D, May 2022
Both my friend and I thought it was an awesome experience. Very informative and interesting. I will be returning with my family at the first opportunity.
Response from Host, May 2022
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 Fiorella.
The whole tour! Fionella...
Valerie_L, Apr 2022
The whole tour! Fionella explained the history of Sydney so well... We stood in the actual areas she was talking about, and learned what happened there.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for your review and 5 stars. Delighted you enjoyed your time with Fiorella discovering Sydney's oldest neighbourhood
Very informative
Grace_M, Apr 2022
Very interesting to know The Rocks were once the slums of Sydney and now prime real estate and has the best views
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for your kind review and 5 stars. We're glad you enjoyed the tour.
Worth doing
Lesley_M, Mar 2022
Michael was our tour guide and packed a lot into the short time we had. He was informative and interesting with a lovely manner.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for your review and 5 stars. Delighted you enjoyed your time with Michael discovering Sydney's oldest neighbourhood.
Best way to see The Rocks
Kim_H, Mar 2022
Knowledge of tour guide; Brian. He took us to hidden places we would have never found on our own. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for your review and 5 stars. Delighted you enjoyed your time with Brian discovering Sydney's oldest neighbourhood.
Excellent bit of history...
Lindsey_D, Feb 2022
Excellent bit of history the guide was friendly we thoroughly recommend this tour. It was easy walking
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed the tour
An entertaining couple of hours
Jillian_C, Feb 2022
Entertaining and informative. Michael was adept in engaging with members of the group to make it more relevant and meaningful for them
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you for your review and 5 stars Jillian. It's great to hear you enjoyed the way Michael delivered the tour and you found it to be engaging and interesting.
Brilliant
Maria_C, Jan 2022
Excellent tour 👏 fantastic guide Michael was very helpful and knowledgeable well worth it 👌 easy walking tour 🚶‍♀️
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thanks, heaps, for the 5 stars, and for sharing your experience on our walking tour.Michael is a self-confessed history buff and loves sharing his extensive knowledge.
Brilliant guide very informative
Maureen_S, Oct 2021
We really enjoyed our. Guide Michael was very informative and easy to understand would really recommend
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for the recommendation and 5 stars Maureen. It's great to hear you enjoyed the way Michael delivered the tour and you found it to be fun and interesting.
Great informative tour, visit hidden places
David_H, May 2021
Easy walking very informative talk, leant a lot more about the rocks & visited places not seen before. Excellent tour. Very good tour guide.
Response from Host, May 2021
Thanks for sharing about your tour David! So great that you found it interesting and informative. It's great to hear you enjoyed the way our guide delivered the tour. We really appreciate you taking time writing us a review and giving us 5 stars.
Well worth doing and would recommend to people of all ages.
Veronica_C, May 2021
Hearing the stories of the early days of Sydney and the evolution of the area. We loved the way the area has been preserved. Vicki was very informative and spoke clearly. And was also able to answer all the questions.
Response from Host, May 2021
Thank you for your review and 5 stars. Our guides take this seriously and love showing people what they do for a living. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Vickie and once again, thank you for supporting us.
A fantastic historical insight into life in the Sydney Rocks
Kim_G, May 2021
Our tour of the Sydney Rocks was fantastic. We explored places we would never have seen under our own. Brian our guide was extremely knowledgeable about Australian history and his insights into early Australian life were all very interesting. We throughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend highly .
Response from Host, May 2021
Thanks for letting us know you had a fun time with Brian on your recent walking tour of The Rocks and for the 5 stars. He is a very passionate local and loves sharing his vast knowledge on all things Australia. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words.
Awesome.fun tour
SALLY_M, Apr 2021
We had a great tour with Brian and learned a lot about The Rocks. He was fun and entertaining. Saw some great sights. Would highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Thank you for your review and 5 stars Sally. It's great to hear you had a fun time on our tour with Brian. We also love that you enjoyed the historical content of The Rocks. He's a passionate guide, who loves what he does. We'll be sure to pass on your comments to him.
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