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Explore "The Rocks" Neighbourhood in Sydney

I would like to convey my love for this wonderful place, share stories of Australian life and culture so that we can make your experience unique and exciting. From there, we will walk towards the heart of the neighborhood "The Rocks". It will take a 5min slow walk to get from Old Sydney Customs House to the oldest section of The Rocks. During this 5 min you will be hearing stories related to the early colonial period of Australia, and why The Rocks is the oldest part of Sydney, and how it was built.

From Sydney
Online Experience
1 Hour
Australia
Upto 8 people
English
Highlights
  • Online walking tour, live streamed through the streets of the historical "The Rocks" neighbourhood 
  • Interesting stories, legends and anecdotes about the people, lifestyle and culture of Sydney
  • End the tour to panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House
Description

Join this online experience for the unheard stories of the people who contributed to the formation of Sydney and the colony of New South Wales, along with interesting anecdotes such as how alcohol was used in the past as an exchange currency. You will also hear interesting facts about Sydney's history as well as Australian culture and lifestyle.

The tour will start with a brief introduction in front of the Old Sydney Customs House. We will then walk towards the heart of the neighbourhood "The Rocks". During this 5-minute walk to the oldest section of "The Rocks", you will hear stories related to the early colonial period of Australia, and why "The Rocks" is the oldest part of Sydney and how it was built.

We will spend a good 30 minutes walking through the little laneways that are characteristic of "The Rocks" area (Suez Canal, Greenway Lane, Nurses walk, Kendall Lane, Jack Mundey Square, Argyle Street), and visiting places of historical interest such as 'Foundation Park' and 'Cadmans Cottage', the oldest standing building in Sydney and Australia. We will make our way through the streets of "The Rocks", which not until many years ago was one of the most infamous neighbourhoods of the city. 

The tour will conclude with a stroll along the Sydney Harbour. From there, you will have a clear view of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera house, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage in 2007.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed in your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be delivered via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Since this tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
    • You can book this tour for 30 USD per screen or as a private tour for 140 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Michele Macali

I have worked as a tour guide for many years, visiting the main cities and tourist destinations in Europe. Five years ago, I decided to move to Sydney: it is a dynamic city, which I love, and it continues to make me feel alive.

For those who love history and culture, the neighbourhood of "The Rocks" is a must-visit. My aim is to show you the beauty of the city with passion, professionalism and with a completely personal touch.

I would like to convey my love for this wonderful place, share stories of Australian life and culture so that we can make your experience unique and exciting.

From USD 30 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.