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Historic Sydney: Walking Tour of the Rocks

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Key Highlights

  • Guided tour led by skilled narrators and friendly local guides
  • Hear entertaining accounts of Sydney's colourful past and cosmopolitan present
  • View some of Sydney's oldest dwellings
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    90 minutes

    Start time

    10:30am and 1:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Shop 4a - Clocktower Square, (Corner of Argyle and Harrington Streets), The Rocks.

    Ending Point

    same as starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Let the story of this charming heritage-listed precinct unfold in the company of skilled narrators and friendly local guides.

    Hear entertaining accounts of Sydney's colourful past and cosmopolitan present times. Explore its sandstone heritage through hidden narrow back alleys, shady courtyards, and cobblestone lanes.

    View some of Sydney's oldest dwellings; places lived in by the 'well-to-do' and the working class along with a visit to the gothic Garrison Church. Still to be seen today are the pubs once frequented by the locals and sailors alike and the haunts of the cutthroats and rogues.

    This tour is suitable for both history lovers and for visitors simply looking for a fun, interesting tour to take!


    To start your Sydney Walking Tour make your way to Clocktower Square, here you will meet your expert guide who promises to make this an entertaining afternoon.

    The tour focuses on Sydney’s colorful history and as you roam the streets your specialist guide will share a range of stories about the city’s intriguing past.

    Some of the places you will visit are:

    The shoreline of sparkling Sydney Cove – the point where British occupation of New South Wales was officially declared.

    Cadman's Cottage – dating back to 1816 this is the oldest surviving residential building in Sydney.

    Harbour views of Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

    Campbell's Cove – a key trading post in the 19th century.

    The Rocks historic precinct - where your guide will lead you around George Street, Rocks Square, Foundation Park, the Argyle Cut, the Garrison Church, Suez Canal and Nurses Walk.

    The tour ends at Clocktower Square.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Walking tour
    • English speaking guide


    • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
    • Meals
    • Rain Ponchos
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Tours can be modified to be wheelchair and/or pram friendly. Please specify your needs while making the booking.

    The Rocks Walking Tours are conducted in all weather.

    Ponchos can be arranged prior if requested at an additional cost (charge is payable direct).

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.