Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    The Rocks Walking Tours, Cnr Argyle & Harrington Streets Shop 5 - Clocktower Square, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Delve into the history of Sydney and British Australia on a leisurely 90-minute walking tour in The Rocks district with an expert guide. Enjoy the delights of present-day visuals as you explore The Rocks and hear the story of Sydneys convict past as you discover shady courtyards, narrow laneways and hidden areas that even the locals do not know about. Stroll along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour with views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past Cadmans Cottage and Campbells Cove.
Tour Highlights:
The shoreline of Sparkling Sydney Cove
Harbour views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
Cadmans Cottage, The Rocks oldest surviving cottage built in 1816
Campbells Cove, offering fantastic views of Sydney Harbour
Awe inspiring Argyle Cut begun with convict labour in 1843
Within The Rocks historic precinct, we will wander through Greenway Lane, Kendall Lane, Suez Canal, Foundation Park and much more.


  • 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

    Please arrive at our office to check in and meet your guide for the day, a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour time

    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

    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

    Toilet facilities accessible

    This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

    This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

    Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

    Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

    Traveler Reviews

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    • 29-Jan-2023

      Very interesting to learn the social history of the area. Good to see the cross section of ages from young children to the grey heads! The guide pitched her narrative to be of interest to all.

    • 24-Jan-2023

      Very interesting tour, highly recommend. So much information to learn about the area that most of us would just walk past without noticing things

    • 24-Jan-2023

      Great tour! Highly recommend! Michael was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable. Also, gave us a great recommendation for lunch after the tour.

    • 23-Jan-2023

      We do a lot of tours while traveling... and have experienced the best and the worst. This one fell in the middle. Not great, not terrible. The guide was nice, but not particularly tuned into the group. His microphone continued to fall away from his face, and he couldn't be heard. We actually left the tour before the end ... that was a first for two people in my group.

    • 22-Jan-2023

      Very informative and interesting. Our only criticism was that, we had paid for the tour, but there were about 6 people who joined the tour who had obviously NOT paid, and we think that is most unfair. If we'd known that we could do that too, and get away with it, we would NOT HAVE paid either. There should be some kind of indication that the tour is a paid one eg na mens on stickers and the word PAID stamped on it. Although we pointed out to our guide that we had these people who had NOT PAID had joined the queue, she did nothing about it answer think that is most unfair. We PAID good money as pensioners, and to have 'free loaders' allowed to get away with FREE TOUR is NOT FAIR.

    • 21-Jan-2023

      The tour concentrated on interesting snippets of information largely focussing in the old building in front of you and the characters of the past. We learnt a lot!

    • 20-Jan-2023

      Anne was great. She has such a depth of knowledge of the area and great rapport with all nationalities.

    • 19-Jan-2023

      Very good history of early settlement of Sydney. The walk was not taxing; pretty leisurely. There was some repetition, but overall it was a very good history and insights into early settlement. Easy and convenient meeting location.

    • 18-Jan-2023

      We expected a tour of the rocks pointing out many different spots. Whilst the guide was friendly and knowledgeable, the content was more a talk on the history of Australia rather than the buildings and sites around The Rocks. There was a lot of standing around listening rather visiting places of interest.

    • 14-Jan-2023

      Excellent walking tour.Highly experienced guide with interesting and amusing tales of the early history of European settlement . Made our weekend away(from Perth,WA) a more enjoyable experience.

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