The Rocks Walking Tour: The Original Guided Walking Tour Of The Rocks - Sydney

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    35 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Rocks Walking Tour (est. 1978), is Sydneys longest established walking tour and offers the original guided walking tour of The rocks! Tours depart daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm from a convenient location in The rocks, for a duration of 90 minutes, walking at a leisurely pace. This memorable Sydney tour throughout the historic and picturesque Rocks precinct will weave its way through hidden alleyways, along charming lanes and into shady courtyards, areas that could be overlooked by the casual unguided visitor. A Sydney must-do!


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Family friendly
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

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The Secrets are Alive in the Sandstone join a walking tour visiting The rocks picturesque historic sites and hear the tales about ordinary people who did extraordinary things and so began the compelling story of British Australian settlement!

The rocks Walking Tours specialist trained local guides provide walking tours within the heart of historic and picturesque Rocks precinct, departing daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm from a handy location within The rocks

The tour is conducted within intimate groups of no more than 25 people for a duration of 90 minutes covering approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) at a leisurely pace.

Weave your way through hidden narrow alleyways, along charming cobbled lanes and into shady courtyards, lingering by quaint terrace cottages, some of these sites could be overlooked by casual unguided visitor.

You will be captivated by the charm of this special place and the commentary will intrigue and entertain you!

Your Rocks walking tour will include the shoreline of sparkling Sydney Cove, spectaular harbour views of Sydney's Opera House and Sydney harbour bridge, Cadman's cottage -- Sydney CBD's oldest surviving cottage built in 1816, Campbell's Cove a beautiful, intimate cove offering fantastic views of Sydney opera house, Harbour Bridge and Campbells Cove wharves, Argyle Cut and the Garrsion Church, officially known as the Church of Holy Trinity, built in the1840s.

Within The rocks historic precinct you will wander through George street, Greenway Lane, Kendall Lane, Rocks Square, Playfair Street, Foundation Park, Suez Canal and Nurses walk and much more!


    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

    Entry/Admission - The Rocks Walking Tours


    Food and drinks

    Hotel pickup and drop-off (provided for private bookings)

    Transportation to/from attractions

    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 25 people)

    Operates in all weather conditions, please dress to the predicted weather conditions appropriate for an outdoor activity

    Comfortable walking shoes 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

    Traveler Reviews

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    • 24-Feb-2020

      Great time! It was very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable and polite! We really enjoyed our time on the tour.

    • 14-Feb-2020

      The guide, Alex, was great. She provided lots of information in a lively manner. She recommended some restaurants and bars along the way. Definitely wear comfortable shoes. The Rocks is built on hills, so expect to climb some stairs or walk uphill. Neither was too strenuous though.

    • 04-Feb-2020

      Our guide, Brian, was excellent as well as the office staff. Brian's knowledge of The Rocks was extensive and he was very generous with his time.

    • 27-Jan-2020

      Great overview of the history and landmarks of early Sydney. Our guide, Brian, was fantastic - learned, entertaining and very personable. In addition to sharing common sights, he took us to several out-of-the-way places which helped provide a richer insight into the lives and livelihoods of the people that inhabited “The Rocks” over the centuries. Well worth the modest fee!

    • 15-Jan-2020

      The tour was very informative - Great history. It was an easy walk at the right pace. Enjoyed the tour.

    • 18-Dec-2019

      We really enjoyed our walking tour of the Rocks. Our terrific guide took us back in time to the foundation of Sydney and Australia. She made it come alive for us.

    • 18-Nov-2019

      Very interesting with such informative details... Anne was great! The pictures along the way depicting all the change was amazing.

    • 16-Sep-2019

      What a wonderful tour! Michael was our guide and filled our adventure with lots of fascinating historical nuggets. I became so wel-versed that the next day I ended up educating my coworkers on the history of the Rocks. This is the best way to start a Sydney trip, get acclimated and learn about Syndey’s origins. One of the best tours I’ve booked on Viator

    • 29-Jul-2019

      Sophie was a great tour guide with lots of local knowledge. The tour was a perfect introduction to the history of Sydney.

    • 08-Jul-2019

      My wife and I are locals and regularly visit the Rocks. This walking tour made us realise that we had been walking past some of Sydney's great historical sites with such interesting background stories. Now the Rock means so much more to us when we visit. Our tour guide Julie was the best and had a deep understanding of her topic which she presented fluently and with passion. I highly recommend this well run and fascinating tour.

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