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The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks

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 90 minutes

$25

The Rocks Walking Tour (est. 1978), is Sydney’s longest established walking tour and offers the...

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Sydney: The Rocks 90-Minute Walking Tour

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 1.5 hour

$22

Visit picturesque and historic sites of The Rocks on a guided walking tour and hear tales about ordi...

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The Rocks History and Pub Walking Tour

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 2 hours 30 minutes

$54

Explore the historic Rocks district in Sydney with a knowledgeable local guide who shares tales...

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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

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 2 hours 30 minutes

$71

Drink In History and explore Sydney's most historic settlement on The Rocks Pub Walk. This 2.5 ...

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Sydney: The Rocks Pub Walk

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 2.5 hour

$71

Spend 2.5 hours discovering the fascinating area of Sydney called The Rocks. Enjoy a drink at 4 of i...

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When Rum Ran the Rocks - Sydney Walking Tour

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 3.5 hour

$54

Step back to a magical time when rum was a currency, and Sydney's harbor area of the Rocks was flowi...

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Private Group Tour: Sydney in One Day

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   7 hours

$140

Experience the ultimate private tour of Sydney with you and up to nine friends in luxury and st...

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When Rum Ran the Rocks

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   2,5 hours

$53

Step back to a magical time when rum was a currency, and Sydney's harbourside area of the Rocks was ...

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Sydney Shore Excursion: The Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks

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 90 minutes

$25

When your cruise ship docks in Sydney, go ashore take a guided walking of the Rocks. Tours depa...

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Sydney: 2-Hour Convict Colony - The Rocks Walking Story

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 2 hour

$19

Sydney's colonial history is a rum-based cocktail of convicts and conflicts. This walking tour adven...

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When Rum Ran the Rocks Sydney Walking Tour with Aussie Drinks

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 2 hours and 30 minutes

$55

Discover the Rocks from a locals perspective and learn about the neighborhoods rum-influenced histor...

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The Rocks: Historic Pub Tour with Drinks

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 3 hour

$75

Explore Sydney's notorious heritage on a rum inspired pub adventure throughout The Rocks and Miller'...

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Sydney Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

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 2 days

$75

...t sites such as the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Chinatown and the Royal Botanic Gardens. On your Sydney Harbour cruis...

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Airport Shuttle from Sydney City to Sydney Airport

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 Flexible

$12

...dney CBD, Kings Cross, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Ultimo, or Surry Hills for a reliable, fast and affordable door-to-do...

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Sydney Guided Walking Tour

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 2 hours

$35

...ney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Rocks and Hyde Park. With a knowledgeable guide, trace the route of a histor...

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Sydney: Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Tour plus Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

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   5 hours 30 minutes

$121

...y began, The Rocks, as well as the world famous Bondi Beach, Sydney''s Red Light district of Kings Cross and much more!

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Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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    24 hour pass

$35

...Cross, the Rocks, Paddington, Double Bay or Bondi Beach before jumping aboard for the next stop -- the choice is yours!

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Sydney Morning Tour with Optional Lunch Cruise and Sydney Opera House Tour Upgrade

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$50

...u visit Sydney Harbour, Bondi Beach and the Rocks. Explore the iconic Mrs Macquarie’s chair and view the Sydney Harbour ...

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The Rocks, Sydney

The Rocks is a historical point of interest in Sydney, being the site of the first penal settlement of Captain James Cook's convicts from Great Britain in 1788 AD.

The Rocks is a historical point of interest in Sydney, being the site of the first penal settlement of Captain James Cook's convicts from Great Britain in 1788 AD. At the time, aboriginal people had inhabited the area for over 30,000 years and were largely killed off or retreated into the Blue Mountains. The surrounding area is still full of stone carvings that are worth seeing. Mix in a little fun, take a pub tour of the historical area and learn about the time When Rum Ran the Rocks, the rebellion sparked off by hearty rum.


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About The Rocks

 The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

The Rocks and Nearby Sights on Map

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Nurses Walk

Gannon House Gallery

Gannon House in the Rocks is an art gallery dedicated to works by renowned as well as upcoming indigenous artists such as Gloria Petyarre, Jeannie Pwerle, and Charlie Tjapangarti

The Rocks Discovery Museum

Housed in a restored mid-19thcentury sandstone warehouse, The Rocks Discovery Museum tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from the pre-European era when it was known as Warrane to the present day

Cadmans Cottage

Dating back to 1816, Cadmans Cottage is one of the oldest residential buildings in Sydney

Sydney Writers Walk

Stretching from the Overseas Passenger Terminal on West Circular Quay to the Sydney Opera House forecourt on East Circular Quay, the Sydney Writers Walk is a path lined with a series of 60 metal plaques dedicated to authors who have spent time in Australia at some point of time in their lives

Sydney Observatory

Towering over the city from atop Observatory Hill, Sydney Observatory not only offers great views of the Sydney Harbour and city but also of stars, nebulae, and planets that are light years away

Circular Quay

Forming the northern edge of Sydney's central business district, Circular Quay is the main ferry terminal in the city with connections to the Taronga Zoo, Manly, Cockatoo Island, Watsons Bay, and other major attractions

Garrison Church

Officially known as the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Garrison Church was built in 1840-'44 as the first military church in colonial Australia

Customs House Sydney

The historic Customs House was built in 1844-'45 to control maritime trade and the influx of people into Sydney