Day Tours

Botany Bay & Rocks Walking Tour

½ day | Sydney Return

Travel Period

European settlers chose to step ashore here in 1788, making The Rocks the birthplace of modern Sydney. Discover the colonial history of this area which has been transformed from a British colony of convicts, soldiers and sailors into a thriving 21st century entertainment precinct right by spectacular Sydney Harbour. Amble along on cobbled laneways with your guide, and marvel at iconic attractions – the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Afterwards, visit La Perouse. It’s where Captain Arthur Phillip’s First Fleet initially landed in 1788 before deciding on Sydney Cove. The area is named after a French explorer who missed the First Fleet by days. The Aboriginal connection to this land dates back thousands of years and is an important part of its story.


Daily: Departs city at 2pm from Jetty 6, Circular Quay
(no hotel pick-ups)


Sydney, 5.45pm approximately

Prices From Code: J6


Adult i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).


Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement


Concession i A holder of a valid concession card.
Prices above are in USD, for departures between 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022
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Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.


Optional Lunch Cruise - Before your tour, explore Sydney Harbour from the Top Deck with a 2-course dining experience (see Optional Add-on).

Rocks Walking Tour - Discover the birthplace of Modern Australia on a short guided tour.

Local stories - Hear stories of Sydney’s colonial past as you take a step back in time.

The Rocks District - Wander the cobbled laneways and learn how this area transformed from a British colony of convicts and sailors into a thriving entertainment precinct.

Photo stops - Get your camera ready to take photos of Sydney’s most popular local sights.

La Perouse - Travel east to the historical headland suburb and see heritage-listed Bare Island.

Botany Bay - See where Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet arrived on these shores Historical Buildings » see these and learn how the Aboriginal people were impacted.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

Optional Add-ons

Make the most of your Day Tour with an Optional Add-On.

Sydney Captain Cook Lunch Cruise add on

Explore Sydney Harbour aboard the prestigious MV Sydney 2000 while enjoying a 2-course à la carte dining experience from the Top Deck. You’ll cruise past parklands, waterfront mansions and the iconic sights for which Sydney is so famous.

Addon ST SydneyTowerBuffet

Enjoy a memorable evening at the Sydney Tower Restaurant, where you will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner while revolving around the magnificent night light views of one of the world's most picturesque cities.

Once your city sights tour is completed, your driver guide will drop you off for your dinner reservation at approximately 6:15pm. Dinner starts at 6:30pm and concludes at 7:30pm. At the conclusion of dinner you are free to make own way back to your hotel at leisure.

*Note: Sydney Tower will be closed from March 2 – July 31, 2020. The alternative dinner add-on will be at Esquire - Level 2, Market St end, Queen Victoria Building.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Experienced Driver Guide
  • • Comprehensive commentary
  • • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to Bring

  • • Enclosed walking shoes
  • • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • • Water bottle
  • • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • • Low level of fitness required

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