Sydney The Rocks & Walsh Bay Walking Tour

The Rocks, NSW, Australia; Sydney, NSW, Australia; Dawes Point, NSW, Australia; Millers Point, NSW, Australia
Distance: 4 km
by Audrey Chang

The Rocks is a neighbourhood of historic laneways in the shadow of Sydney Harbour Bridge and is the most famous area of Sydney.

Sydney The Rocks & Walsh Bay Walking Tour - Cya On The Road

The Rocks was known as Tallawoladah by the Cadigal people. It is also where European settlers chose to step ashore in 1788 and the birthplace of modern Sydney.

Most Sydney visitors would include The Rocks on their itineraries. Most tours only show people around this area, too!

This self-guided tour is different. It takes you to not only The Rocks but also Walsh Bay, a meandering mix of new and old artefacts and architecture.

The finger piers on the bay have since transformed into cutting-edge performance spaces, world-class theatres, fantastic restaurants, luxury waterfront apartments and offices.

Nicole Kidman once owned a two-storey penthouse in Walsh Bay.

The iconic Internet company Yahoo called Walsh Bay home for ten years.

Not to mention that the piers are right on the edge of Sydney Harbour and provide stunning views!

Through this comprehensive self-guided walking tour, I also wanted to provide a new perspective and tell the fascinating fragments of Sydney’s turbulent history that happened in the early days.

Besides seeing more through this tour, you will also enjoy the ultimate flexibility as you do it at your own pace!

Some of Sydney’s oldest pubs, cafes and restaurants are included on the itinerary too. It is a great idea to venture into some (or all of them, up to you!), dine or have a drink or two, and imagine the early life in the oldest neighbourhood of Sydney.

After the walk, you will know more about the area than most locals! I hope you will enjoy the walk and have a wonderful stay in my city!

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Follow the steps to access all 59 places on the itinerary, plus features like audio guides, navigation, hotels nearby and more.

1. Get the free Cya On The Road app from the App Store or Google Play
2. Tap this direct link - Sydney The Rocks & Walsh Bay Walking Tour on your phone, or search manually in the app.
3. Begin your explorations whenever you are ready and enjoy the unique experiences and ultimate flexibility!

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