Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking History Tour

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Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking History Tour

Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking History Tour

Only $24

Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking History Tour

Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking History Tour

Expect fascinating history, delivered with energy and insight on a walking exploration of Sydney's birthplace: The Rocks. Together your group will uncover the scallywag stories of convicts, soldiers, rum and rebellions. 

Once upon a time a bizarre colonial experiment took place on the rocky shores of a forested cove. 15,000-miles from home, Britain's banished thieves would be locked in a jail whose walls were made of ocean, bush, hunger and fear.

Defying the odds, this shanty camp would clutch to life on the banks of a tiny stream. Gardens were grown, rum was traded and homes were carved into the sandstone cliffs.

Centuries changed, legends grew, scallywag Sydney was born. Her squalid secrets etched into the very rocks from which she was built.

Share a part in this story. This tour will keep your eyes wide open, your ears pricked and your imagination ignited!

Your Guide:
This tour is led by a local historian who specializes in contemporary storytelling. Your guide will create an informative, interactive and playful atmosphere that makes everyone feel welcome and involved in the tour.

The Walk:
While centered in the Rocks, your walk will also include Sydney's original fresh water stream, plus a look inside Customs House. In the Rocks, expect hidden corridors, cobblestone laneways and sandstone ruins that make up Sydney's most infamous historical quarter.

Your walking tour will cover:

  • Sydney before the ships arrived
  • Why did the convicts come? A clear context to transportation
  • The voyage, landing and struggles of the First Fleet
  • Secrets from the early convict colony
  • Great escapes, murder, mutiny and fortunes
  • The rum trade and rebellion
  • The remains of Sydney’s old world Tycoons
  • Street gang stories and scandals
  • Sydney's oldest surviving cottage
  • A visit inside Customs house and the Argyle stores
  • Models, maps and murals of new & old Sydney town
  • Any question you have: answered on the spot

Scoopon

Scoopon

Departure Point:
QUAY BAR, An outdoor cafe/bar located in front of Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney
 
Departure Time:
Thursday 10:30am
Friday 10:30am
Saturday 10:30am

Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

Duration:
2 hours (approx.)
 
Return Details:
The tour will end in the heart of The Rocks, at a location nearby The Rocks Discovery Museum. This ending point is a 5 -10 minute walk away from our starting point and is close to shops, cafes, pubs and toilets.
  • Valid until 04/04/2018
  • Once booking is confirmed, no changes/cancellations permitted - your Scoopon will be voided
  • Booking confirmation can take up to 72 hours. Please book in advance.
  • We continue our tours in all weather conditions so please dress accordingly. Umbrella's are a good idea if wet weather seems likely.
  • Due to the layout of The Rocks, some stairs are unavoidable at certain points along the way, but majority of the route follows flat terrain.
  • Anyone requiring special assistance is kindly asked to make contact with your local operator in advance.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this tour may include the names and images of people who are now deceased.
  • Your guide is a native English speaker who will communicate information clearly, ensuring you can hear every word
  • Groups are kept small so that the platform for questions, discussion and interaction can be kept large
  • The Scoopon voucher is not a ticket and will not be accepted at point of entry. Please follow the instructions on your voucher.
  • Multiple Scoopons may be purchased for personal use; multiple Scoopons may be purchased as gifts. Scoopon valid for 1 person. Maximum of 4 Scoopon redeemable per booking
  • Bookings taken immediately after purchase. Scoopons for this offer are limited. Not valid with any other offer
  • Bookings are subject to availability. Book early to secure your desired date
  • Scoopon Terms and Conditions are located at scoopon.com.au/terms-and-conditions

Deal Code: 74530

  • Bookings essential by completing the form listed on your Scoopon Voucher after you have made a purchase.
  • If the date you requested is not available, our customer service team will contact you via email to request an alternative date. Should these dates not be available, we will provide a refund on your purchase
  • The Scoopon voucher is not a ticket and will not be accepted at point of entry. Please follow the instructions on your voucher.
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Only $24