The Rocks Walking Tours has been operating since 1978 and has introduce many students from schools Australia wide as well as International, to the history and heritage of Sydney's oldest neighbourhood - The Rocks.

Our tours focus in the heritage and history of The Rocks, Millers Point and Circular Quay and the content is tailored to the current syllabus.

This historically significant area encourages ongoing learning and offers a valuable outdoor educational experience to students.

Our Primary (Stage 1 - 3) and Secondary (Stage 4 - 6) school educational tours are conducted in The Rocks- an integral part of Australia's colonial history.

Students will be enouraged to:

  • Discuss accounts of past times, expressed through events and the interpretation of significant sites
  • Observe and analyse the heritage of Sydney's past and present
  • Identify the stories and events that relate to the interaction between the people that lived in this unique built environment

Our professional and well researched guides use images, early photographs, maps and sketches throughout the tour to contrast past and present and stir the imagination. Their knowledge and the stories that are shared bring the area to life for the students.

The tours offered within our Educational Program are regularly reviewed ensuring relevance to the current curriculum and Key Learning Areas (KLA) of Human Society and It's Environment (HSIE), History, English, Geography and Religious Studies.

Tour: Arrival of the First Fleet

Unit: First Contacts 

Stage 2

Duration: 1.5 hours without costume/ 2 hours with costume

Tour: The Way Life Was

Unit: Present and Past Family Life/ The Past in the Present /Community and Remembrance

Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4

Duration: 90 minutes

Tour: History and Heritage

Unit: The Australian Colonies

Stages 3, 4, 5 and 6

Duration: 90 minutes

Tour: Rocks at Federation

Unit: Australia as a Nation

Stage 3

Duration: 90 minutes

Tour: Beatie Bow's Sydney

Stages 3 and 4

Duration: 90 minutes

Tour: The Green Bans of The Rocks

Unit: Changing Places/ The Rise of the Environmental Movement

Stage 5 and 6

Duration: 90 minutes



Suitable for: 
Tertiary - Uni/TAFE
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
All Ages
Special Needs
Additional Information: 

 Upon booking, school will receive

  • Booking confirmation
  • School risk assessment
  • Location map showing meeting point and start of the tour

We are able to accommodate multiple groups at one time. Each group will have their own guide and be on tour at the same time.

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Physical Address: 
Shop 5, Clocktower Square
corner Argyle and Harrington Streets
The Rocks NSW 2000
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Phone Number: 
02 9247 6678 / 0458 226 678