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Sydney: The Rocks 90-Minute Walking Tour

1. Sydney: The Rocks 90-Minute Walking Tour

Join a specialist local guide and visit The Rocks, a historic area that features some of the oldest buildings in Sydney and some of the best views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Hear stories about the early days of British Australian settlement on a 90-minute guided walk. Your tour group is limited to a maximum of 25 participants and you’ll walk at a leisurely pace along a 2-kilometer route. Tour highlights include: • The shoreline of sparkling Sydney Cove • Views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge • Cadman's Cottage, Sydney’s oldest surviving cottage, built in 1816 • Campbell's Cove, offering fantastic views of the Sydney Opera House • Harbour Bridge and Campbell’s Cove wharves • Foundation Park, one of The Rocks’ best-kept secrets • The awe-inspiring Argyle Cut • George Street, Greenway Lane, Kendall Lane, Suez Canal and Nurses Walk

Sydney Convicts, History & The Rocks 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

2. Sydney Convicts, History & The Rocks 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Join this tour for an immersive exploration of Sydney’s notorious heritage as you uncover the stories, sights and secrets of its hidden convict origins in The Rocks. As you navigate your way past the forgotten relics and ruins of this historic quarter, your guide will unpack the process of criminal transportation to Australia and its immediate effect on Sydney’s indigenous population at the turn of the 19th century. You'll discover the curious case of the convict architect and the ambitious Governor who wanted to decorate the prison settlement, and you’ll retrace the steps of the teenage girl who rose from chains to riches by conquering Sydney’s economy. Expect unique examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture, hidden corridors, convict cut sandstone, abandoned slums and enormous cellars for spirits and stores. Get lost in charm of The Rocks as its past is brought back to life by your expert history guide, and develop a d great understanding about how early Sydney came to be. Crafted to suit both locals and visitors, this tour will keep your eyes wide open, your ears pricked and your imagination ignited.

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What people are saying about Cadman's Cottage

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 164 reviews

Max was an amazing guide - maintained his energy & enthusiasm thru the entire tour. Loved his interjections of humor - made it very entertaining. The tour itself is so interesting. As a local, I enjoyed learning some new things about our Convict history. Very keen to try some of Max's other tours next. Thank you for a great experience!

A knowledge guide was Vicky. informative look around the Rocks. Well worth spending the time and money on this walking tour.

Jon was brilliant! Engaging, funny and full of knowledge- I’d recommend to anyone!

Very informative easy walk. Very interesting historical colonial stories told.

Very informative and interesting with all the main historical points covered