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The Rocks Walking Tours

#27 of 339 Tours in Sydney
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Address: Shop 4a - Clocktower Square | Cnr Argyle & Harrington Streets, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9247 6678
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tours everyday 10:30am and 1:30pm conducted by friendly local guides that...

Tours everyday 10:30am and 1:30pm conducted by friendly local guides that specialise in The Rocks, and its surrounding areas, $25 per adult/ $12 per child departing from our office handily located in the heart of The Rocks at Shop 4a - Clocktower Square, Cnr Argyle & Harrington Sts. Conducted in intimate groups of no more than 25 people for a duration of 90 minutes at a leisurely pace covering approximately a couple of kilometres. Come hear stories about how ordinary people came to do extraordinary things and so began the British Australian story!

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US$21.21*
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The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks
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US$21.21*
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Sydney Shore Excursion: The Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks

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a must do

Great to understand the context of the environment. The guide was lovely. approachable, and knowable. Able to provide tailored information for the group. Was considerate of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to understand the context of the environment. The guide was lovely. approachable, and knowable. Able to provide tailored information for the group. Was considerate of mobility issues. Great for local and tourists.

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TRWT, Owner at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you, Elizabeth, for your thoughtful review of our guide and the experience you had while participating in one of our walking tours of The Rocks. We appreciated you taking the time and recommending our walks to other visitors to this unique are of Sydney. More 

Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this tour. The guide was knowledgeable and informative. I would never have known so much about the Rocks simply by reading. The guide made everything interesting. I really enjoyed this tour.

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TRWT, Owner at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time spent in The Rocks on one of our walking tours and that you took the time to let us know. Thank you for the favourable review. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived around Sydney over 40 years and visited the rocks area often but this walking tour took us to places that we would not have known where they were or anything about them. Alex the guide gave us a wealth of information and answered all the questions the tour group had. Value for money and would recommend to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour, fascinating information, tour guide Sophie was extremely knowledable and friendly and could answer any question, thanks Sophie. There's so much to see and learn and helps to get a grasp on the beginnings of Sydney. Great price.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked into a morning tour on a lovely sunny day in Sydney. The office staff where extremely helpful and lovely people. Returned 1 hour later to start the tour. Introduced to Alex a delightful tour guide, her knowledge of the Sydney rocks area and the history of the founding of the colony and the establishment of the Rocks area was... More 

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1 Thank Coroona
TRWT, Owner at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this review

It was so good of you to take the time to review Alex's tour and to join our walking tour service in The Rocks. We are so pleased that your whole experience during your morning in The Rocks was enjoyable and Alex especially was pleased to receive your feed back and recommendation to fellow visitors. Thanks again. More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

When we were in Sydney we wanted to learn something about the early English settlers. Taking a tour seemed the best way. Sally had a microphone so it was easy to hear her. She was preoccupied with providing keeping the couple with the toddler in a stroller alternate routes. The couple made sure the toddler was kept occupied. But it... More 

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Graceville
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Sophie, our guide, was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable about the history of the Rocks area. I learned so much about a place that I have visited often but didn't know the story behind. She personalised the tour to the makeup of the group including info of special interest to the children on the tour and the historical connections to the... More 

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1 Thank Erin A
TRWT, Owner at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for your all inclusive review of Sophie's tour. She was delighted to hear from you and the fact that you let us know that you enjoyed our walking tour of The Rocks. We all appreciated you taking the time and for joining the tour. More 

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

In Sydney on an extended holiday and took this tour. It is one of the most informative and interesting two hours of my life. The tour walks you through the original heart of the colonial, convict settlement, explaining the origins and development of city from the first years through to the modern day - just brilliant!

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TRWT, Owner at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this review

We are thrilled to receive your favourable review in the knowledge that you enjoyed our guide's walking tour of The Rocks. We thank you for taking the time to let us know and including us in your Sydney itinerary. Most appreciative. More 

Nj
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Interesting to hear the stories of the area known as the Rocks. Did think it was a little expensive for a 90 minute walking tour.

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TRWT, Owner at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this review

We always appreciate it when our visitors take the time to review our walking tour service in The Rocks and the fact that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for joining the walk. More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had a very enthusiastic guide take us through The Rocks. She took extra time past our appointed end time to give us a full tour. We learned history, culture and current state of things in the area. The Rocks are a significant aspect to Sydney's history. In addition, there is a very vibrant social energy in The Rocks intertwined... More 

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TRWT, Owner at The Rocks Walking Tours, responded to this review

Our walk is as you found out very much about past and present times in The Rocks. I enjoyed reading your review and the tilt you put on your experience. Thank you for taking the time to review our walking tour service in this unique area of Sydney and your recommendation to fellow visitors. More 

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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 weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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