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Located in central Sydney, the historic precinct of the Rocks is the oldest area in the city and the site of the first European settlement. Full of history and character, today the Rocks is home to fashionable boutiques, artisan markets, historic pubs, trendy restaurants, and a thriving arts and culture scene.

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Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

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Delve into the history of Sydney and British Australia on a leisurely 90-minute walking tour in The Rocks district with an expert guide. Enjoy the delights of present-day visuals as you explore The Rocks and hear the story of Sydney’s convict past as you discover shady courtyards, narrow laneways and hidden areas that even the locals do not know about. Stroll along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour with views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past Cadman’s Cottage and Campbell’s Cove. Tour Highlights: • The shoreline of Sparkling Sydney Cove • Harbour views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge • Cadman’s Cottage, The Rocks oldest surviving cottage built in 1816 • Campbell’s Cove, offering fantastic views of Sydney Harbour • Awe inspiring Argyle Cut begun with convict labour in 1843 • Within The Rocks historic precinct, we will wander through Greenway Lane, Kendall Lane, Suez Canal, Foundation Park and much more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.94
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$22.94

Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking Tour Led by Historian

Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking Tour Led by Historian

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Head to The Rocks to learn about Sydney’s colorful past. Your historian guide will regale you with stories of the first convicts to arrive in Sydney, their early experiences in Australia, and how they ultimately transformed a shanty camp to an enduring settlement. Listen to tales of street gangs, see the city’s oldest cottage, visit the Customs House, and check out maps and murals of old and new Sydney.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.15
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$26.15

The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

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Discover the history of Sydney on a 2.5-hour walking tour and pub crawl in The Rocks. Your knowledgeable and entertaining guide takes you to four of Sydney's oldest pubs where you try a different glass of craft beer, cider, or wine in each venue. Learn about the early days of the British colony in Australia and hear the stories of these old-time pubs as you enjoy their rich atmosphere and tasty drinks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.93
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$71.93

Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner

Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner

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Spend some time like a classic Aussie on a historical pub tour of The Rocks, Sydney’s oldest neighborhood. Join a fun-loving and informative guide, and visit some of the quarter’s oldest drinking holes to experience authentic Aussie pub life. Enjoy five drinks and dinner; discover pubs' behind-the-scenes secrets; and uncover the The Rocks' history, discovering how its drink spots have shaped local culture. Includes souvenir gift, photos, and discount vouchers for local shops and restaurants.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.71
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$93.71

Sydney Ghost Walking Tour

Sydney Ghost Walking Tour

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Come, if you dare, on a night-time stroll through the haunted corners of Sydney that contain mysteries with a supernatural twist. Your informative guide leads you on a 1.5-hour walking tour around The Rocks district, the site where Sydney was founded and a place full of spine-tingling stories and legendary ghosts. Historical events hold the keys to some of the paranormal phenomena, which include hauntings and ghost sightings that your guide explains in fascinating detail.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.15
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$26.15

Sydney Bike Tours

Sydney Bike Tours

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Cycling around Sydney is the perfect way to sightsee in this gorgeous harborside city. Join your expert guide for a fun and fascinating look at up to 30 top sights, including the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, along with many others. As you pedal around the city, learn about the history, culture and favorite local spots on your choice of four cycling routes. Choose from various tour durations depending on your schedule.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.92
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$71.92

Small-Group Sydney City Walking Tour

Small-Group Sydney City Walking Tour

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Dig deeper into Sydney’s dark history and multi-cultural heritage on this 3-hour walking tour of the city’s best bits. Learn about Sydney’s Aboriginal roots, convict past and colonial history as you follow your guide around Circular Quay, The Rocks and Sydney Harbour. Stop along the way to admire landmark buildings like the Customs House, Parliament House and St Mary's Cathedral; stroll around Hyde Park; and snap photos of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Tower.
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  • 3 hours
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$87.18
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The Rocks & Darling Harbour With A Local: Private & Personalized

The Rocks & Darling Harbour With A Local: Private & Personalized

Experience Sydney’s waterfront and historic district with an insider. Check out Darling Harbour’s biggest attractions, including Sydney Aquarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Luna Park, and Taronga Zoo. Hop on the ferry at Circular Quay, stroll across Sydney Harbour Bridge, get tips from a Sydneysider guide. Then, visit Sydney’s oldest, neighborhood, The Rocks, where you can enjoy a complimentary pint at Sydney’s oldest pub.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.29
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$157.29
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Secret Food Tours Sydney w/ Private Tour Option

Secret Food Tours Sydney w/ Private Tour Option

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Benefit from exploring Surry Hills with a food-loving guide on a half-day tour of this fascinating district in Sydney. Discover places that most visitors miss as you stop into restaurants and cafes that serve up a range of delectable bites, with enough samples to make a hearty meal. You’ll also see landmarks including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Garden, and The Rocks.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$134.21
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Taste of Sydney - Barangaroo and the Rocks

Taste of Sydney - Barangaroo and the Rocks

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Experience Sydney’s history, food, and culture on this guided excursion to Barangaroo and The Rocks. Enjoy amazing views at Barangaroo Park, sample Italian classics, local beer, and pub food—it’s included in the tour price. Then, head to the Rocks and learn about landmarks like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge with an informative local guide. Finish the night with a delectable dinner of fresh Thai cuisine.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.36
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Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

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Enjoy an exhilarating half-day sailing cruise on Sydney Harbour aboard a luxury yacht with an experienced captain. Take in stunning views of Sydney's waterside landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquaries Chair, Fort Denison, Watsons Bay, Sydney Heads and more. Anchor in a secluded bay in Sydney Harbour National Park with time for beach walks, swimming, snorkeling and a delicious lunch with Australian wine and beer. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized experience with your knowledgeable captain.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.76
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Sydney Half Day Highlights - Luxury Private Tour - Morning or Afternoon Avail

Sydney Half Day Highlights - Luxury Private Tour - Morning or Afternoon Avail

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See the best of Sydney in this comprehensive 4-hour tour. Visit major sights like the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach, as well as some hidden gems off the tourist track. Enjoy a morning or afternoon tea with incredible Harbour views. This private tour can be customized to suit travelers’ interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.86
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Sydney Photography Tour in the Historic Rocks Area

Sydney Photography Tour in the Historic Rocks Area

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Learn to create better photographs with your digital camera on a photography tour in The Rocks district of Sydney. Your guide, a professional photographer,  provides customized lessons on using your camera in manual mode along with tips on composition, exposure, shutter speed and more. Go to the best vantage points for photo ops of places such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the historic sandstone buildings in The Rocks. Choose either the 3-hour afternoon or night tour, or combine them for a comprehensive 6-hour experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.71
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$76.71

Brilliant Sunset Sydney Harbour and Night Photography Tour

Brilliant Sunset Sydney Harbour and Night Photography Tour

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Snap spectacular photos of Sydney at sunset and master the art of twilight photography on this 3.5-hour photography tour of Sydney. Follow your guide, a professional photographer, around Sydney Harbour and The Rocks, then take in the views from Observatory Hill as the sun sets over the city. With expert advice to help you compose the perfect shot, master tricky lighting techniques and learn to use a tripod; you’ll be sure to take some impressive photos.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.36
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Morning or Afternoon Highlights Tour in Sydney with a Local Guide

Morning or Afternoon Highlights Tour in Sydney with a Local Guide

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Cram all of Sydney’s most memorable landmarks into one tour! Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing tour, jam-packed with photo opportunities and iconic sights, and pick up insider tips from your knowledgeable local guide. Take in the views from Mrs Macquarie's Chair and The Gap; marvel over Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera house; and visit bustling Chinatown. After strolling neighborhoods like The Rocks, Paddington and Woolloomooloo, head to the coast to discover Bondi Beach, Rose Bay and Shark Beach.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.63
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Sydney 6 Hour Private Tour

Sydney 6 Hour Private Tour

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Take in the sights on a tailor-made 6-hour tour of Sydney and choose from four equally exciting itineraries. First, check off Sydney’s most memorable landmarks including Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquarie's Chair and Sydney Harbour Bridge; stroll around King’s Cross and The Rocks; and watch the surfers at Bondi Beach and Watson’s Bay. Then, opt to explore the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, tour Sydney’s art galleries, get off-the-beaten-track in Sydney’s bohemian neighborhoods or immerse yourself in Sydney’s foodie scene.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$770.99
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Sydney by Night - Private Luxury Night Tour

Sydney by Night - Private Luxury Night Tour

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Discover the magic of Sydney at night with this 3.5-hour tour. Your guide will provide background information as you ride past charming Art Deco buildings, the former red light district, the French Quarter, Finger Wharf, the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and more. End your tour with champagne, canapés, and views of the sparkling city lights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.44
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Private Sydney Half Day Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

Private Sydney Half Day Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

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See Sydney’s top sights on a half-day private city tour that still leaves you with time to enjoy the rest of the day on your own. You’ll check off Sydney’s must-see attractions, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach and Circular Quay. Hear about the city’s history and modern-day culture from a private guide-driver, and take in daily life around neighborhoods like Paddington and Darlinghurst.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.89
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Sydney Private Day Tours | See Sydney in Style | 8 Hour Luxury Private Tour

Sydney Private Day Tours | See Sydney in Style | 8 Hour Luxury Private Tour

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Gain a comprehensive introduction to Sydney on a private sightseeing tour, a personalized experience ideal for first-time visitors. Navigate the city alongside a private guide and tick off Sydney highlights such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and The Rocks. Plus, stop for morning tea and relish the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$340.45
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$340.45

Sydney City Private Tour

Sydney City Private Tour

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Maximize your time in Sydney with a private full-day tour tour tailor-made for you! Tick off iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, stroll around vibrant districts like The Rocks and King’s Cross, and watch the surfers at Bondi Beach. Alternatively, soak up the scenery with a drive around Sydney’s Northern Beaches, cool off with a swim at Palm Beach or get off-the-beaten-track and explore the village suburbs of Balmain, Leichardt and Haberfield. Best of all, your private tour includes hotel pick-up and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$925.96
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Small Group Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney

Small Group Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney

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Discover the highlights of the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed national park from Sydney. Stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park to see Australian native animals including kangaroos, koalas and wombats. Continue into Blue Mountains National Park to lookout points over the Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, Kings Tableland, Grose Valley and Wentworth Falls. In the picturesque town of Leura, have lunch accompanied by a glass of wine or beer. Your tour includes informative guide, morning tea and lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$207.86
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Private Tour: Sydney City Highlights

Private Tour: Sydney City Highlights

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Get around Sydney in a day aboard a modern and spacious 8-seater Volkswagen minibus. With this private city sightseeing tour, you’ll cover plenty of ground, from Bondi to Manly Beach and Watson’s Bay. Hop off to linger at sights like the Sydney Opera House, and walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge from The Rocks to Milsons Point. This comprehensive itinerary offers one of Sydney’s best sightseeing values.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$251.84
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$251.84
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Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience

Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience

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Discover Sydney’s history and colonial heritage along with its beaches and natural beauty on a private tour with your choice of half- or full-day tour. The half-day sightseeing tour takes in history along Macquarie Street and The Rocks, lively Kings Cross, the iconic Sydney Opera House, and scenic Watsons Bay, Bondi Beach and the northern coast. The full-day tour upgrade includes a seafood lunch at Dee Why beach on one of Sydney’s stunning Northern Beaches. Traveling with a private guide ensures a personalized Sydney experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$365.54
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$365.54
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illi-Langi The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour

illi-Langi The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour

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Be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth in a 90-minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks Sydney, and journey into DreamTime, the culture of Aboriginal People. illi-Langi The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour is 100 per cent Aboriginal-owned and was developed by Aboriginal Elder, Margret Campbell, a Dunghutti – Jerrinjah woman. It is led by Aboriginal guides who have her permission to share her cultural knowledge. The tour gives you the opportunity to discover how the ancient Aboriginal DreamTime is still alive within the modern Sydney landscape and how the billion-year-old harbour, marine environment, sandstone strata, waterways, flora and fauna continue to influence how Aboriginal people live today.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.29
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Should I book The Rocks tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since The Rocks can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit The Rocks 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to The Rocks costs USD 15.50. Guided The Rocks tours start around USD 15.50 per person.
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