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Once upon a time, a bizarre colonial experiment took place on the rocky shores of an ancient harbour.
Thousands of miles from home, Britain's banished thieves were locked in a prison with walls made of ocean, hunger, fear and the bush.
Defying the odds, their shanty camp clutched to life on the banks of a tiny stream. Gardens were grown, rum was traded and homes were carved out of sandstone cliffs.
Centuries changed and legends grew, scallywag Sydney was born, her squalid secrets etched into the very foundations of the city we know today.
Journey Walks invites you to share a part in this remarkable story. This tour will keep you eyes wide open, your ears pricked and your imagination ignited.
This tour is led by a heritage professional with extensive tour guiding experience. Expect history with a sense of humour and the kind of juicy details that bring the past back to life.
While centred in the Rocks, your walk will also include important relics and remains around circular Quay such as those hiding in Macquarie Place and underneath the foreshore, plus a look inside Customs House. In the Rocks, expect hidden corridors, cobblestone lane-ways and sandstone ruins that make up Sydney's most infamous historical quarter.
Your walking tour will cover:
- Indigenous Sydney — the harbour and its clans
- 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
- Convict craftsmen and entrepreneurs
- The rum trade and its repercussions
- Street gang stories and scandals
- Sydney's oldest surviving cottage
- Hidden sandstone structures and ruins
- A visit inside Customs house and the Argyle stores
- The remains of Sydney's slums and shanties
- Models, maps and murals of new & old Sydney town
- Any question you have answered in the spot
- alarm Duration: 120
- person Age: All Ages
- people Group Size: Up To 7
- Available for all ages
- Packages start from $28.00
- Beginners Welcome
- All Equipment Provided
- Full Instruction
question_answer Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum age for Walking Tours at Journey Walks?
The minimum age for Walking Tours at Journey Walks is suitable for all ages.
How long does an Walking Tours session at Journey Walks last?
The average Walking Tours session at our Journey Walks centre is 2 hours 20 minutes.
Is Walking Tours Journey Walks open for bookings during the week?
Absolutely, however Walking Tours is busiest at the weekend - and our Journey Walks centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.
Is Walking Tours Journey Walks open for bookings at weekends?
Walking Tours at Journey Walks is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Walking Tours bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!
How popular is the Walking Tours Journey Walks center?
Geronigo® aims for all of our Walking Tours locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Walking Tours Journey Walks center is no exception. Book with confidence!
Can I buy a gift voucher for Walking Tours Journey Walks?
Yes you can buy Walking Tours Journey Walks gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Walking Tours Journey Walks vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).
Where is Walking Tours Journey Walks?
The Walking Tours Journey Walks center is located at the following address. Please note that sometimes our Walking Tours centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!
How much is Walking Tours at Journey Walks?
The average package price of Walking Tours at Journey Walks $28.00. The lowest price is $28.00 with the most expensive option being $28.00.
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