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The Rocks Walking Tours

#26 of 426 Tours in Sydney
Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 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
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+61 2 9247 6678
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All reviews great tour early sydney our tour guide australian history fascinating area early settlers amazing history excellent guide european settlement wealth of knowledge highly recommend this tour come alive small group great afternoon hour tour interesting facts visiting sydney
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Given all the excellent reviews, I expected this to be better. We did go to many places I don't think we could have found on our own, and most of the time the explanations were interesting, but the guide seemed a little unfocused and the...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank dabbler45
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We booked an exclusive tour in the early afternoon with this small company, which was modeled on their basic "The Rocks Walking Tour", with my wife and I being the only guests. The interesting thing about The Rocks is that even though the neighbourhood is...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Ippocalyptica
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Being a local, I found the trip very informative and interesting. My father, who was down to visit, really enjoyed the tour also. Leisa is a fantastic tour guide and provided a unique perspective and entertaining overall experience. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Eloise94
Reviewed 19 July 2014

I booked a 90 minute private guided tour of The Rocks for 6 international guests who wanted to get a feel for the history of Sydney and Australia. We had Sarah as our guide and she did an excellent job. My guests really, really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank evansclan
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Leisa was a lovely and very informative guide. I took my mum, dad and sister on this tour and we loved hearing about the history of the Rocks area but also the social stories about what went on with the sailors and convict settlers around...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Kiera0123
Reviewed 15 June 2014

It is a great overview of the rocks history. Our guide managed to put many events happened at different times of the history into a whole picture and gave us some unique ways to look at them. Very informative!

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

A wonderful way to see the hidden alleyways and understand the history of the area. Well worth the time and money.

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

I am a Sydneysider for over a decade. Have been through The Rocks area multiple times for markets and dinning. But decided to take this guided tour for the first time with my 8 year old. It was excellent experience to walk through some of...More

1  Thank Oz_bong
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Book this tour before wandering around on your own. It's a great way of getting your bearings for later visits. My 10 year old daughter and I enjoyed hearing about the early settlers and the history of the area. But mostly we loved being shown...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank BelindaJN
Reviewed 5 May 2014

An excellent walk with an excellent talk. This walk lasted about two hours and it took you into lots of interesting places you wouldn't have found by yourself. The tour guide, Dee, gave a most informative history of early Sydney.

Date of experience: May 2014
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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.