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Tour ID: 10061462

This walking tour of convict trails & adventures will let you into a side of Sydney that not many know about! It's a fascinating side to the beautiful city of Sydney and it played such an important part in the development of Sydney. Without it The Rocks would not be as wonderful as it is today.

  • The Rocks & her colourful past 
  • Stories of the convicts, gangs & pubs, there are a lot!
  • Learn the history of Sydney


Discover “Sydney as a local” and experience it as the locals do by enjoying a beautiful day out

Take a walking tour of the city’s most popular monuments and bustling piazzas starting from the Customs House where shipping was cleared and goods passing through the port of Sydney were taxed and cleared for sale or export, to Millers Point, a precinct where old 19th century sandstone buildings live side-by-side with red brick structures created in the first decades of the 20th century by the Sydney Harbour Trust.
Walk through The Rocks, where the first settlers arrived and see how everyday life was during those first years.
During our walking tour we will admire historical buildings and learn about:
• Australia's Colony History
• The Rocks – How it all started
• Convicts, Gangs and Pubs
• Cadman's Cottage
• The Colony – story of survival
• The "Rum" Rebellion
• Sydney Harbour Bridge
• 'Rum' Hospital
• Aboriginal History
• Suez Canal and Nurses Walk
• Museums and Galleries
• What to do in Sydney and many more, plus get useful tips on where to go and what to do from our local guide.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Local licensed guide,
    Enjoy the Informative commentary of your Ringer* tour guide,
    You’ll get a vocabulary lesson on Aussie slang throughout the tour,
    Appreciate the coffee/tea stop at the conclusion of the tour,
    Get all the inside gossip of the early history of what was once a Penal Colony and is now a thriving international city,
    Discover the importance of Customs House in moulding the City of Sydney,
    Find out why the eastern suburbs is still the wealthiest part of Sydney city,
    A Ringer is the best of the best. #1 tour guide in Sydney

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Entrance fees,
    Hotel pick up and drop off,
    Food and beverages (not mentioned),
    Gratuities/Tips (optional),
    Coffee/tea purchases,
    Food purchases,
    Drink purchases,
    Group bookings only by request

  • Duration:

    2 hours

  • Departure:

    10:00 AM Daily

  • Return:


  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    10.00am (please arrive 15 minutes before departure)
    Customs House,31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000

  • What to bring:

    Items of a personal nature,
    please wear comfortable shoes

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    • Infants: 0-6yrs (Free)
    • Child: 7-12 years
    • Senior: 60+ years

  • Additional Information:

    What You'll Do
    • Get an insider's perspective on Australia's Colonial History by your local Ringer*
    • Run by a "Fair Dinkum" Australian tour guide
    • Learn about Convicts, Gangs and Pubs
    • Find out why Australia was the first country to use alcohol as their currency
    • "Ringer*" the best available

  • Destinations:


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