Historic Rocks and Opera House:3 Hour Guided Walk:Bestseller


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Italian (conversational)

Colourful Colonial Stories, Opera House with a private guide

The Rocks is the birthplace of our modern Australia, and the home of the Gadigal people for some 30, 000 years.

The streets are narrow, winding and full of ghosts and stories from earlier days.

We'll see the first church, the oldest pubs with their stories of hidden passages , the site of the first farms to feed the colony, the old sailors home, the foundations and stones which gently tell of earlier times when life was more challenging, the narrow streets that served as hospitals and gardens on the edge of an unknown continent.

I'll show you some fine places to eat, and give you some ideas for your free time.

Then we'll continue around Circular Quay and the Walk of Fame, past the old Customs House and take a leisurely walk around and into the public areas of the Sydney Opera house(inside theatre visits must be booked separately)
There is time for a short coffee stop.


Meet in the lobby of the Four Seasons hotel, George St the Rocks.
*Explore the 220 years of colonial life on a delightful private guided walk through the streets, alleys and laneways of the Rocks
*a leisurely walk along the forshores of dynamic Circular Quay with its buskers
*guided walk through the public spaces of the Sydney Opera House
***time for a short coffee stop if desired
*Conclude at the Opera House

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Four Seasons Hotel, George Street, The Rocks

End location: Sydney Opera House. From here, you can easily access the waterfront restaurants plus Sydney's main train, ferry and bus hubs.

Duration: 3 hours

Tour can operate all days throughout the year


*** This is a walking tour *** Private transportation is not included

I can accommodate various groups of travelers. If you have specific transportation requirements, pricing inquiries or if your preferred start time isn't listed, please send me an email by clicking on the 'ASK A QUESTION' button that's listed on my tour page and profile. I will reply to you promptly. Thanks!

What’s Included

Guided private tour for up to 6 people of the historical Rocks area, Curcular Quay and the public areas of the Sydney Opera House (visit inside theatres not included)

Tour is available for larger groups.
Please contact me for pricing.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 AUD - Optional coffee/wine stop

What’s Extra

Souvenirs, meals, drinks, entrance fees (if applicable) and any other personal expenses
Add a private Harbour Cruise $450


Sydney Opera House employ full-time Opera House guides for visits inside theatres and must be purchased separately.($35)
My tour includes a walk thro the public spaces of the Opera house and the Opera House stories at no extra cost.

A Recent Review of this tour

Great walking tour of the Rocks with Lyndal. She is informative, friendly and knowledgeable. Led us to interesting places we would not have found on our own. She also shared really interesting stories of her childhood in the outback. Timed the tour well to end at the opera house near noon. Take her advice: do this tour in the morning if you go to Sydney in the summer.... too hot in the afternoon. Worth the price.
Ruth MacFarlane

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