Featured guest review:
‘My bestie and I are massive history buffs and we were not disappointed by this tour. Our guide Vickie was amazing – friendly and so informative. She shared stories with great enthusiasm and knowledge, and was able to answer almost every question we had. The pace of the tour was good, and Vickie stopped to ensure everyone could see/hear before she told stories. I would absolutely recommend this tour!’ Gabriel N
- Discover the intriguing history of Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood
- Navigate the laneways, back alleys and secret passageways that crisscross the precinct with a local guide
- See one of Sydney’s oldest colonial buildings
- Hear stories about the activists that saved The Rocks from developers in the 1970s
- Take in stunning views of the harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Maximum group size: 25.
- Guided walking tour
- Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
- Expert commentary (amplified).
Adults: AUD $32pp
Children (5 to 16 years): AUD $15pp
There is no charge for children under the age of five.
What you can expect
The oldest established walking tour in Sydney must be doing something right! This is the original Walking Tour of The Rocks and one of the most popular activities with visitors to the Harbour City. Enjoy a truly memorable 90 minutes exploring the history, architecture and hidden secrets of the oldest part of Sydney. You’ll have plenty of spots to return to after the tour to explore at your own pace, and some great ideas for places to eat too.
You’ll meet up with your expert guide in the heart of The Rocks to begin the tour. Every guide is specially trained in the history of the precinct, so you’ll be treated to informative, in-depth commentary as you walk, and the amplification will ensure you won’t miss a single detail. [More]
Your Walking Tour of The Rocks will take you down charming laneways, along tranquil cobbled streets and through hidden courtyards — many of which are missed by visitors exploring on their own. Your guide will stop at regular intervals and talk you through the history of a particular building or area. Some of the most significant sites you’ll encounter include the Harbour Master Steps, George Street, Greenway Lane, The Argyle Cut, Kendall Lane, Rocks Square, Playfair Street, Foundation Park, Suez Canal and Nurses Walk.
The tour includes a stroll down to Sydney Cove, where you’ll come across Cadmans Cottage — one of the oldest surviving colonial buildings in the city. You’ll also visit the beautiful 1840s Church of the Holy Trinity. The magnificent views of Sydney’s most famous contemporary icons — the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House — are the icing on the cake!
This Walking Tour of The Rocks is a superb journey through the pages of history. You’ll finish it with a deeper appreciation of the ordinary people who did such extraordinary things to make Sydney the incredible city it is today.
Gabriel N (3/7/2018) – Via TripAdvisor
My bestie and I are massive history buffs and we were not disappointed by this tour. Our guide Vickie was amazing – friendly and so informative. She shared stories with great enthusiasm and knowledge, and was able to answer almost every question we had. The pace of the tour was good, and Vickie stopped to ensure everyone could see/hear before she told stories. She led us through some amazing little laneways and to some wonderful views. I would absolutely recommend this tour!
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