Fascinating history, delivered with energy and insight as we uncover the scallywag stories of convicts, colonists, soldiers, sailors, larrikins, legends, rum and rebellions!
Once upon a time (not so long ago), a bizarre colonial experiment took place on the rocky shores of Sydney’s ancient Indigenous harbour. Thousands of miles from home, England’s banished thieves were locked in a prison with ocean walls; forced to find food and cut through stone.
Defying the odds, their shanty camp survived and grew—clutching to life on the banks of a freshwater stream. Gardens were grown, goods were traded & rum soon ranked as both currency & cure.
As centuries changed, The Rocks was carved into cottages and corridors. Scallywags sailed into shore. Larrikins lurked in the laneways & many a clever convict swapped their chains for riches.
Journey Walks invites you to share a part in this remarkable story. This tour will keep your ears pricked, your eyes open and your passion for the past brought to life.
While focussed on The Rocks district, your Journey Walk will include important relics and remains around Circular Quay such as those tucked away at Macquarie Place and hidden beneath the foreshore of Sydney’s original Cove— you will also venture inside Customs House to discover what’s hiding under its glass floor. In The Rocks, expect hidden cobblestone alleyways, charming sandstone ruins, historic pubs and heritage protected houses that make up Sydney’s most infamous historical quarter.
PUBLIC TOUR COSTS:
$44.00 Adult. $40.00 Concession.
Minimum 2x people onboard for tour to run *
Maximum 14x people on tour group **
* Please Note: our reservation system will open up to single bookings once the initial 2x person minimum group sized has been reached for each tour date. If your are a single guest and would like to make a pending order that will be confirmed once other orders have been received for a certain date then please contact us.
** Private Groups: are available for groups up to 32 people per guide. Please contact us if you wish to organise a private group tour for speciality rates and itineraries.
PRIVATE TOUR COSTS:
Private group rate for 2 – 4 people = $290
Private group rate for 5 – 9 people = $370
Private group rate for 10 + people = call to discuss