The Rocks Walking Tours - Sydney
Join The Rocks Walking Tours’ specialist trained local guide on your 90 minute walking tour throughout The Rocks picturesque historic sites and hear tales about ordinary people who did extraordinary things so beginning our compelling story of British Australian settlement! Hear how The Rocks was inhabited by that First Fleet of convicts arriving as they did into Sydney Cove in 1788 and our rich accounts of the antics of sailors, larrikins and rogues as they roamed the rugged rocks. Still to be seen today are the storehouses, pubs and working class cottages from the time when this place took on all of the characteristics of a dockside area and a disease ridden slum. Weave your way off the beaten track through hidden narrow alleyways, along charming cobbled lanes, into shady courtyards and linger by quaint terrace cottages taking in the renowned oldest streets of Sydney dotted with beautifully restored nineteenth century buildings. You will be captivated by the charm of this special place and our commentary will intrigue & entertain you for the time that you share with us! Come let your footsteps lead you to the Heart of The Rocks! Tour Highlights: * The shoreline of sparkling Sydney Cove * Harbour views of Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge * Cadman's Cottage, Sydney CBD's oldest surviving cottage built in 1816 * Campbell's Cove; is a beautiful, intimate cove offering fantastic views of Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Campbell’s Cove wharves * Foundation Park, one of The Rocks’ best kept secrets; the original dwellings of eight 1870’s terrace houses have been brought back to life with low dividing walls and steel furniture designed by renowned sculptor Peter D. Cole * awe inspiring Argyle Cut; begun with convict labour in 1843 * Garrison Church; officially known as the Church of Holy Trinity, built in 1840s * Within The Rocks historic precinct we will wander through streets and laneways of George Street, Greenway Lane, Kendall Lane, Suez Canal, Nurses Walk and much more! Your tour is conducted within an intimate group of no more than 25 people for a duration of 90 minutes covering approximately 2 kilometres at a leisurely pace.