1. Australia
  2. New South Wales
  3. Sydney
  4. Sydney Opera House

Sydney: Botany Bay and Rocks Walking Tour

Product ID: 316507
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Travel in comfort as you explore the birthplace of modern Sydney and discover its colonial past on a guided bus tour through Botany Bay and the historic neighborhood of the Rocks.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

• Choose from 2 pickup locations; 28A Lime St. and Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay • Note that he Lime St. pickup up is across the street from the Subway Sandwich Shop

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  • See Botany Bay and the protected beaches where colonist first arrived
  • Hear stories of Sydney’s colonial past while walking through The Rocks
  • Enjoy sweeping views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour
  • See beautifully preserved historical buildings within Milsons Point
  • Travel comfortably in a modern air-conditioned bus
Full description
Discover the birthplace of Modern Australia on a guided tour with an experienced guide that takes you through Botany Bay and the historic neighborhood of the Rocks. Explore the colonial history of the area and see how it's changed into a thriving 21st-century precinct right by spectacular Sydney Harbour.

Take a step back in time and hear local stories of Sydney’s colonial past as you and wander the cobbled laneways. Get a better understanding of how this area transformed from a British colony of convicts and sailors into a thriving entertainment mecca. 

Travel to Milsons Point and stop for spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and city skyline. Located on the Lower North Shore, Milsons Point is a scenic suburb and home to some of Sydney's most exclusive homes, schools, cafes, restaurants, and boutique stores. 

See the buildings within Milsons Point that have been historically preserved from as early as the 1800s, making the sweeping views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour even more interesting.

Continue east to the historical headland suburb of La Perouse and see heritage-listed Bare Island. From this vantage point see Botany Bay and the protected beaches where the English and French naval ships first arrived on the shores of Sydney in 1788.

While on the tour, you will also learn about the Aboriginal connection to this land, which dates back thousands of years and is an important part of its story.
  • Guide
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Pick-up and drop-off service from central Sydney locations
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle
Not allowed
  • Non-folding wheelchairs
  • Electric wheelchairs
  • Scooter
Know before you go
• A low level of fitness required
• Collapsable, pushable wheelchairs can be accommodated. Motorized wheelchairs/ scooters are not allowed
• Tour directors and drivers are not allowed to assist passengers physically, i.e. in and out of the coach, pushing wheelchairs, etc.

From £32.75 per person

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AAT Kings

Product ID: 316507