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The Rocks: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

    1. Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

    Benefit from access to the 2 different routes of the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and see all the sights of Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace. Your ticket permits unlimited rides throughout its validity, and provides premium views of iconic sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. There are over 30 stops in the two tours to hop off and experience the diversity of Sydney’s lifestyle. Both tours feature an entertaining and informative audio commentary available in 8 languages: English Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese and Italian. Savor the culinary delights of cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants, explore the city's maritime history at the Maritime Museum, take a stroll in the Chinese Gardens or shop for unique gifts in some of Sydney's finest shopping districts. Create your own itinerary around the city. The Classic Ticket

    We loved it being in the top in the fresh air . We felt we saw more and learned more about Sydney than navigating around by ourselves.thoroughly enjoyed it

  • Sydney: Hop-on Hop-off Harbor Cruise Ferry Ticket

    2. Sydney: Hop-on Hop-off Harbor Cruise Ferry Ticket

    Get your keys to the city of Sydney with a 1 or 2-day pass for the Sydney Harbour hop-on-hop-off fleet. Cruises depart from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour and allow you the flexibility of visiting up to 8 famous harbor precincts or simply stay on board for a round trip.  • Darling Harbour: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, National Maritime Museum, Explorer Bus, China Town, shopping, restaurants, bars, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo and more • Watsons Bay: Home of Doyles famous seafood restaurant and one of Sydney’s best waterfront pubs. Take a short stroll to Camp Cove, the Gap and historic South Head • Circular Quay: Sydney Opera House, the historic Rocks precinct, weekend markets, Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbor Bridge pylon, restaurants, bars and the Explorer Bus • Taronga Zoo: Discover Austr...

    Very friendly staff very informative We didn't get full use for money as we went to Luna park and Taronga zoo over the two days

  • Sydney: Iconic Sights 4-Hour Bike Tour

    3. Sydney: Iconic Sights 4-Hour Bike Tour

    Experience Sydney at its finest on this dynamic and entertaining Sydney Classic tour. Marvel at the different facets of Sydney, as you take in the iconic sights which make Sydney famous, and other hidden treasures that this beautiful city has to offer. Our knowledgeable guides will give you all the information you need to understand and enjoy Sydney to the fullest. Relax whilst we transport you to your different destinations and give you a complete picture of Sydney. We'll take you to see the iconic multi-purpose performing arts centre, Sydney Opera House. You’ll also enjoy the dazzling scenery at Sydney Harbour, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the popular Darling Harbour and through the Royal Botanic Gardens where you will get to see Australia’s own unique Flying Foxes. You can also enjoy the picturesque gardens in Sydney’s own Hyde Park, the Anzac War Memori...

    Was an awesome experience the 4 hours flew by Jobi was a brilliant guide with lots of excellent information would highly recommend.

  • Sydney: Private Customizable Tour with Transfer

    4. Sydney: Private Customizable Tour with Transfer

    Discover Sydney alongside a friendly local and see the best of the city on a private, customizable tour. Get insider tips on visiting the main attractions of the city as well as the more eclectic places that tourists don’t usually see. Choose to see historic landmarks such as The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, soak up up the sun on Bondi Beach, or explore Darling Harbour. The choice is yours as you can personalize this tour to your interests along with your knowledgable guide. Get some culture at a museum or gallery, or browse a vibrant market in one of Sydney’s fascinating neighborhoods. If hunger strikes, let your guide provide top tips on a local eatery for an authentic taste of Sydney’s cuisine.

  • iVenture Sydney Attractions Flexi Pass

    5. iVenture Sydney Attractions Flexi Pass

    Treat yourself to a memorable stay in Sydney, admiring its glittering attractions and natural wonders with a convenient Flexi Attractions Pass. Check out 3, 5, or 7 sightseeing destinations during the course of 3 months. Your Sydney Flexi Attractions Pass allows you to save up to 50 percent on many of Sydney’s top museums, tours, and exhibits. Once your pass is activated, you are in no rush to visit your 3, 5, or 7 attractions. Indulge in enthralling sightseeing tours, cruises, watersports, and wildlife encounters with 3 full months of flexibility. Included Attractions: • Madame Tussauds • Sydney Opera House • Sydney Tower Eye • Wild Life Sydney Zoo • The Rocks Walking Tour • Australian National Maritime Museum • Manly Bike Tours • Oz Jet Boating Jet Boat Ride (supplements apply at peak times) • Powerhouse Museum • Blue Fish Restaurant • Blue Mountains Explorer Bus • B...

  • Sydney: The Rocks 90-Minute Walking Tour

    6. 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

    this was an amazing tour , Brian our tour guide really brought history to life with his stories and images

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

    7. 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 y...

    It was amazing to learn so much of our Australian history in such a short time. Max was incredibly knowledgeable, understandable and interesting in his presentation of the facts. The pace was excellent, and the timeframe perfect. It was refreshing to hear our history presented in such a way that opened our eyes to how things unfolded in this country. Max was friendly, helpful and very easy to understand. He welcomed questions and he went at a great pace. I would recommend this tour for all ages as the best value thing to do in Sydney for anyone who would like to know the history of our beginnings. Incredible value for money!

  • Sydney 3 or 7 Day iVenture Unlimited Attractions Pass

    8. Sydney 3 or 7 Day iVenture Unlimited Attractions Pass

    Explore some of the finest attractions Sydney has to offer, unlocking the charms of the capital of New South Wales at your own pace. Choose from up to 30 museums, tours, and activities and discover them at your own pace with the Sydney Unlimited Attractions Pass. The Sydney Unlimited Attractions Pass allows you to save up to 50 percent on several of the city's top attractions. Once your pass is activated, get an early start and indulge in a bevy of sightseeing tours, attractions, cruises, watersports, and wildlife encounters over the course of 3 or 7 consecutive days. Included Attractions: • Madame Tussauds • Sydney Opera House • Sydney Tower Eye • Wild Life Sydney Zoo • The Rocks Walking Tour • Australian National Maritime Museum • Manly Bike Tours • Powerhouse Museum • Blue Mountains Explorer Bus • Bygone Beautys • Chinese Garden of Friendship • Featherdale Wildlife ...

  • Sydney Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

    9. Sydney Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

    Whether you are visiting Sydney for the first time, have friends coming to town, or are setting up a group activity, Bonza Bikes is ready to show you a good time! Sit back on one of our super-comfortable bikes, while our expert Bonza guides show you the way. This 2.5-hour tour is perfect for those short on time, or who want to see the highlights only. We have carefully planned routes that ride in the streets for a minimal amount of time. Instead, we take you through parks, harbor fronts, and sidewalks. Our guides will give you great tips on what to do while in town, what's on and where, and where are the best places to eat. Hop on the Sydney Highlights tour to experience the essentials of Sydney. We will take you on a super easy ride featuring stunning harbor views as we pedal past Circular Quay, the piers at Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. There...

  • Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

    10. Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

    Explore the highlights of Sydney on a 4-hour tour that can be the perfect kick-start to your time in the city. See the hot spots and tourist icons with an expert guide who will provide you with all the information you need as a first time visitor. Learn where the best beaches are located and how to discover the nicest walks in the city and surrounding area. Hear about some of Sydney’s finest restaurants and atmospheric pubs, and get updates on cultural happenings at venues such as The Basement and Sydney Opera House. Discover where to shop for authentic and/or cheap souvenirs. Get so many ideas that you'll want to extend your stay in the world's most beautiful city! Choose from a morning (08:00) or afternoon (13:00) departure and get ready to see the following attractions: • The Rocks (the oldest part of Sydney where the First Fleet landed) • Millers Point (the oldest pubs and hotels ...

    We were lucky to have a private tour due to cancellations because of the fires. We saw so much of Sydney - suburbs, downtown, the harbours, beaches, buildings, parks, with lots of history along the way. Jelle sure knows a lot of interesting places! It was perfectly paced for us, so we could choose the photo ops, short walks, and vantage points. Crazy traffic in the city made us very glad we didn't try to drive ourselves. Thanks, Jelle! We loved your city tour!

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What people are saying about The Rocks

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 901 reviews

this was an amazing tour , Brian our tour guide really brought history to life with his stories and images

Sofi was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, even in the rain!

Brian was amazing taking us around the rocks. Very knowledgeable, funny and informative.

A great walking tour to get a better understanding of the history of the region.

Michael was very informative and friendly,I will definitely recommend to friends