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The Rocks Walking Tours

#34 of 386 Tours in Sydney
Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Tours everyday 10:30am and 1:30pm conducted by friendly local guides that specialise in The Rocks, and its surrounding areas, $32 per adult/ $15 per child departing from our office handily located in the heart of The Rocks at Shop 5 - Clocktower...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Shop 5 - Clocktower Square | Cnr Argyle & Harrington Streets, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
+61 2 9247 6678
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour of the rocks. The tour guide Brian, had a vast knowledge of the area and its past and a love of Australian colonial history in general. Highly recommend this tour to learn about Australian history.

Thank shae0
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour covered interesting facts of Sydney together with lots of little hidden nooks and laneways. Our guide was informative, clearly spoken and kept us spellbound with her stories. I would do another tour.

Thank Inushka
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my first time to visit Sydney. The rocks walking tour is a really well designed tour, even take us to a bar hidden behind the main street which is one of the oldest house in the rocks area. Our guide is very knowledgeable...More

Thank kelly J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Rocks area on several occasions, but did not realise how little I knew about the history of the area. Our tour guide Brian, brought to life all the history with amazing facts, amusing stories, little known information, making the 1.5...More

Thank Col467
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful couple of hours spent with Brian, learning the history of The Rocks. We had children with us as well and Brian did a great job of keeping them entertained.Would highly recommend this for all visitors to Sydney.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Rocks walking tour today and we're so glad we did. It was really interesting, informative and fun. Our guide, Brian, was just wonderful. He has a wealth of knowledge on the area and is extremely warm and entertaining. What a great way...More

Thank sylvieots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a tour Sep 2018. Would give you an insight into the early settlement history and a possibility to visit certain alleys and places not regularly frequented by even the locals . Our guide Brian was an excellent communicator and his interest in Australian settlement...More

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TRWT, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review we'll let Brian know how much you enjoyed the tour

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Brian, was so knowledgeable as well as entertaining. He enthusiasm and passion about the Rocks really came through. He brought this area and its history to life. We walked through this area on several occasions but never saw any of the sites, nooks,...More

Thank Rita L
TRWT, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rita, yes lots of guests tell us they've already walked around The Rocks and are amazed they didn't come across all the hidden alleys and lane ways our tour takes you to

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucky to have Brian as our guide. So knowledgeable and informative along with his jokes made it such an enjoyable trip. Prior to the tour I didn't know what the Rocks were so I have learned so much about Sydney and Australia along with this...More

Thank Tcnick1982
TRWT, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed the tour so much, Brian is very entertaining and an expert on Sydney's history

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk,great sights and a very informative guide Brian.My first time in the Rocks area and I was impressed by the history of this area and how the convicts worked and lived back in the 1800,s there are still some old buildings and walkways kept...More

Thank Barbara H
TRWT, Manager at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Barbara, Yes it's an amazing area and Brian really brings the story to life

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone
streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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20 February 2018|
Response from TRWT | Property representative |
Hi there are some stairs in our daily tour, if you note the pram on your booking we will take the pram friendly route. Regards Michael
7 August 2017|
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Response from TRWT | Property representative |
Hi I'm not sure about the Convict Colony Tour. Our Original Rocks Walking Tour was established in 1975 and was the first guided walking tour in Sydney. Hear stories of the First Fleet 1788, Nurses Walk, the Rum Rebellion... More
9 August 2016|
Response from Barry M | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour. Depends on how many in the tour group.