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The Rocks
Located in central Sydney, the historic precinct of the Rocks is the oldest area in the city and the site of the first European settlement. Full of history and character, today the Rocks is home to fashionable boutiques, artisan markets, historic pubs, trendy restaurants, and a thriving arts and culture scene.
 
The Basics
Numerous Sydney sightseeing tours, focusing on history, culture, shopping, food, pubs, photography, or ghosts, will spend time in the Rocks. Walking tours of the Rocks can be combined with other top Sydney attractions and activities, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens, or Bondi Beach, or a Sydney Harbor cruise. Visit on a hop-on hop-off bus or boat to see sites at your leisure.
 
The Rocks is a great neighborhood to explore on foot. Highlights include historic Cadman Cottage, Susannah Place, and Foundation Park; historic pubs such as the Fortune of War and the Hero of Waterloo; great views from Observatory Hill; and arts and culture at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Sydney Theatre Company.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Rocks is a must-visit for those with an interest in history.
  • Don’t forget your camera. Not only are there plenty of photogenic sites within the Rocks, but the neighborhood also offers spectacular views over the harbor.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes; some of the streets are steep or cobblestoned.
  • There is a Sydney Visitor Center located in the Rocks.
 
How to Get There
The Rocks is about a 5-minute walk from Circular Quay. You can take a ferry, train, or taxi to Circular Quay and then walk a few minutes, or take the bus to Bridge Street and walk north. There are a number of car parks in the Rocks area. From Darling Harbor, take Hickson Road via Walsh Bay.
 
When to Get There
The Rocks is a lively neighborhood and can be visited at any time. Popular markets include the Foodie Market on Fridays and the Rocks Markets on Saturdays and Sundays. The Rocks is a popular destination during holidays and celebrations, such as Australia Day on January 26 and New Year’s Eve.
 
The Rocks Discovery Museum
Open daily, this small museum houses an impressive collection on the history of the area, from before the arrival of the first Europeans. It’s a good first stop in the Rocks, and will offer context for later explorations. The museum also offers activities to occupy younger visitors, as well as a self-guided tour map of the neighborhood.
Address: George and Argyle Streets, Sydney 2000, Australia
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Private Luxury Quintessential Sydney Day Tour

Private Luxury Quintessential Sydney Day Tour

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Experience the ultimate private tour of Sydney with you and up to 6 friends in luxury and style with an expert local guide. There is so much to see and experience in this stunning city - don't waste a second, let your guide show you the best of Sydney in a day. Enjoy an intimate day in Sydney with your guide who's full of knowledge, fun and charisma!  No line ups, no well paved tourist paths - experience the magical city of Sydney like a true local. What are you in to? What have you heard about? And what are you dying to see and experience while you're in town? Your guide has a backstage, all-access pass to the city ensuring your day is nothing short of spectacular...and a whole lot of fun!
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  • 8 hours
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$347.90
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Sydney & Bondi Beach plus local secrets with 'Personalised Sydney Tours'

Sydney & Bondi Beach plus local secrets with 'Personalised Sydney Tours'

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SEE SPECTACULAR SYDNEY - THE FAMOUS SIGHTS AND HIDDEN LOCAL SECRETS on a Private Tour of Sydney and the Bondi Beach area. The places we can visit are the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden, Woolloomooloo, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Paddington, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay. Visit the Sydney Harbour National Park for local wildlife, stroll to Hornby Lighthouse at South Head or parts of the Bondi to Coogee Walk. Try a weekend market, art gallery, city winery or micro brewery. Go gift shopping or try local produce at a beachside restaurant. There's options aplenty. We are a fun Australian business owned by Ben Barry - a tour guide of over 15 years. Personalised Sydney Tours have flexible itineraries and it's your choice whether you want a slower paced experience with a walk or two or one that quickly packs in every sight. Depending on where you have been and what you have seen, we can customise each tour to your interested areas and activities.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$268.17
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$268.17
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Explore The Rocks Sydney In A Series Of Fun Cryptic Clues

Explore The Rocks Sydney In A Series Of Fun Cryptic Clues

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Explore The Rocks district in Sydney with a scavenger hunt-style game that puts a fun twist on traditional sightseeing. Learn about the history and heritage of Australia’s first settlement as you work to solve the clues and find the Captains Ship. The game takes you into alleyways, courtyards, and streets that many visitors miss, with stops at landmarks such as the Customs House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Observatory.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
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$15.68
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Sydney 6 Hour Private Tour

Sydney 6 Hour Private Tour

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Take in the sights on a tailor-made 6-hour tour of Sydney and choose from four equally exciting itineraries. First, check off Sydney’s most memorable landmarks including Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquarie's Chair and Sydney Harbour Bridge; stroll around King’s Cross and The Rocks; and watch the surfers at Bondi Beach and Watson’s Bay. Then, opt to explore the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, tour Sydney’s art galleries, get off-the-beaten-track in Sydney’s bohemian neighborhoods or immerse yourself in Sydney’s foodie scene.
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  • 6 hours
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Sydney Secrets & Bondi Beach Private 4 Hr Morning with Personalised Sydney Tours

Sydney Secrets & Bondi Beach Private 4 Hr Morning with Personalised Sydney Tours

SEE SPECTACULAR SYDNEY AND ITS FAMOUS SIGHTS ON A 4 HOUR MORNING TOUR FROM 8AM - 12PM. Pushed for time whilst you're in Sydney? Then this is the perfect tour to see what matters, plus a few local hidden secrets thrown in. Personalised Sydney Tours have flexible itineraries from a relaxed pace to one that packs in every sight. We can take a set route or customise your tour to any interests. We can visit the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden, Woolloomooloo, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Paddington, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach. Visit the Sydney Harbour National Park for local wildlife, stroll to Hornby Lighthouse at South Head or the Bondi to Coogee Walk. Try a weekend market, art gallery, city winery or micro brewery. Go shopping or try local produce at a beachside restaurant. There's options aplenty. We're a fun Australian business owned by Ben Barry - a tour guide since 2004. Immerse yourself into exciting Sydney.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$184.82
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Discover Sydney - The Rocks

Discover Sydney - The Rocks

Trixity offers a series of trails which are not only sightseeing experiences around some of Australia’s most beautiful cities but we will also give your brain a work-out on the way round You will guide yourself on your ‘smart’ device along the trail solving clues as you go - get the answer correct and we send you the next clue – easy! There are ‘Help’ & ‘Hint’ options if you get stuck and of course you can use your device to look things up if required. We think this is an excellent way to spend 2-3 hours discovering the city you live in, work in, play in. See our website for more details www.trixity.com.au
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$39.86
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Sydney Photography Tour in the Historic Rocks Area

Sydney Photography Tour in the Historic Rocks Area

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Learn to create better photographs with your digital camera on a photography tour in The Rocks district of Sydney. Your guide, a professional photographer,  provides customized lessons on using your camera in manual mode along with tips on composition, exposure, shutter speed and more. Go to the best vantage points for photo ops of places such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the historic sandstone buildings in The Rocks. Choose either the 3-hour afternoon or night tour, or combine them for a comprehensive 6-hour experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$77.57
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$77.57

Private Sydney City Customized Tour

Private Sydney City Customized Tour

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Explore Sydney with a local guide on a private full-day tour that efficiently covers the highlights. See top destinations including the historic Rocks district, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Opera House, and learn about the Aboriginal heritage and colonial history of Australia. You’ll also take in attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, stop at Bondi Beach for a walk and lunch, and more.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$156.71
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Sydney Private Sightseeing Tour, 2 hour 30 min

Sydney Private Sightseeing Tour, 2 hour 30 min

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TooRoo takes the puzzle out of sightseeing amazing Sydney, with an offering of tours showcasing iconic locations, as well as the hidden spots known to the locals. Our drivers will take you on a tour of Sydney in a stylish latest model SUV. All our drivers are locals with extensive driving experience, great personalities and extensive local knowledge. Sydney express tour: 2 hours and 30 minutes. Includes Sydney Eastern beaches, The Rocks and hidden spots know to locals. Tour includes up to 6 people (all included in the price)
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  • 3 hours
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$219.30
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Private Sydney City and Bondi Beach Half Day Tour

Private Sydney City and Bondi Beach Half Day Tour

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Benefit from the efficiency and flexibility of traveling with your own private guide on a half-day sightseeing tour of Sydney. See key places such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, the Rocks district, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Bondi Beach, Oxford Street, Darling Harbour, and more. You can even take a walk on the headlands of The Gap. Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided.
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  • 4 hours
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$109.70
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$109.70
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Sydney City Private Tour

Sydney City Private Tour

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Maximize your time in Sydney with a private full-day tour tour tailor-made for you! Tick off iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, stroll around vibrant districts like The Rocks and King’s Cross, and watch the surfers at Bondi Beach. Alternatively, soak up the scenery with a drive around Sydney’s Northern Beaches, cool off with a swim at Palm Beach or get off-the-beaten-track and explore the village suburbs of Balmain, Leichardt and Haberfield. Best of all, your private tour includes hotel pick-up and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
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Sydney Private Day Tours | See Sydney in Style | 8 Hour Luxury Private Tour

Sydney Private Day Tours | See Sydney in Style | 8 Hour Luxury Private Tour

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Gain a comprehensive introduction to Sydney on a private sightseeing tour, a personalized experience ideal for first-time visitors. Navigate the city alongside a private guide and tick off Sydney highlights such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and The Rocks. Plus, stop for morning tea and relish the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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Sydney Self-Guided Audio Tour

Sydney Self-Guided Audio Tour

Explore Sydney at your own pace with a downloadable audio tour. This self-guided walking tour includes insightful cultural and historical commentary and a map of the tour route. See the Sydney Harbour and its spectacular bridge and opera house with added context in your ear. Walk through The Rocks and learn about the city’s convict past, then dig deeper into Sydney’s past with a visit to the museum of Sydney. Ideal for visitors who enjoy privacy and prefer to explore on their own.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$16.11
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Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience

Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience

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Discover Sydney’s history and colonial heritage along with its beaches and natural beauty on a private tour with your choice of half- or full-day tour. The half-day sightseeing tour takes in history along Macquarie Street and The Rocks, lively Kings Cross, the iconic Sydney Opera House, and scenic Watsons Bay, Bondi Beach and the northern coast. The full-day tour upgrade includes a seafood lunch at Dee Why beach on one of Sydney’s stunning Northern Beaches. Traveling with a private guide ensures a personalized Sydney experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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$369.64
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Private Tour: Ku-ring-gai, Northern Beaches and Sydney Sightseeing

Private Tour: Ku-ring-gai, Northern Beaches and Sydney Sightseeing

Explore Sydney with a private guide who shows you the best of the city and coast. Drive to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the northern beaches, and enjoy lunch at Jonah’s Restaurant, overlooking Whale Beach. See famous beaches such as Palm and Manly as you return to central Sydney, then stop at top sights such as the Sydney Opera House. Morning tea, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this customizable sightseeing tour.
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  • 9 hours
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$652.31
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Private Sydney Half Day Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

Private Sydney Half Day Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

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See Sydney’s top sights on a half-day private city tour that still leaves you with time to enjoy the rest of the day on your own. You’ll check off Sydney’s must-see attractions, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach and Circular Quay. Hear about the city’s history and modern-day culture from a private guide-driver, and take in daily life around neighborhoods like Paddington and Darlinghurst.
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  • 4 hours
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$238.08
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$238.08
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Small-Group Sydney City Walking Tour

Small-Group Sydney City Walking Tour

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Dig deeper into Sydney’s dark history and multi-cultural heritage on this 3-hour walking tour of the city’s best bits. Learn about Sydney’s Aboriginal roots, convict past and colonial history as you follow your guide around Circular Quay, The Rocks and Sydney Harbour. Stop along the way to admire landmark buildings like the Customs House, Parliament House and St Mary's Cathedral; stroll around Hyde Park; and snap photos of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Tower.
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  • 3 hours
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$88.16
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$88.16

Pre-wedding Photography 7 Hrs Package

Pre-wedding Photography 7 Hrs Package

Located in The Rocks, surrounded by the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Harbour, Hickson Road Reserve has been on the top of must-go-to list whenever someone visits Sydney for a long time. It is also a popular spot for wedding photography as you have the whole package of some of the best of Sydney at one place. What makes it even better is that you don’t have to fight the crowd to get a good photo shoot with the good old Opera House in the scene by getting there in the early morning . Famous for its bare island fort and water view, Cape Bank is located about 14 kilometers southeast of Sydney CBD, which is normally listed as the last location to visit in a pre-wedding photography trip, just to make sure the breathtaking sunset moment can be captured in the photo.
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  • 7 hours
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$1,188.66
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Sunset Sydney Photography Private Tour

Sunset Sydney Photography Private Tour

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Capture the magic of your Sydney vacation on a private 3.5-hour photography tour. Work together with your photographer guide to create an itinerary that suits your interests. Possible shooting locations include The Rocks, Observatory Hill, Mrs. Macquarie's Chair, and Dawes Point Park. Along the way, receive professional advice on how to improve your photo taking skills. End the tour with a glass of wine and some cheese overlooking the Sydney Harbor.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$242.41
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Private Tour: Sydney at Night

Private Tour: Sydney at Night

When you’re staying in Sydney for a short time, whether a business trip or shore excursion, let a guide show you the best spots for evening viewing. Travel aboard a spacious 8-seater Volkswagen minibus on this private city sightseeing tour. See the shimmering lights at stops like Sydney Harbour, enjoy photo ops at Mrs. Macquarie's Chair, and walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge from The Rocks to Milsons Point.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.00
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$191.00
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Private Sydney Foreshores and Beaches SUV Tour

Private Sydney Foreshores and Beaches SUV Tour

Stay safe in a private touring environment with no other guests as you explore Sydney's harbour foreshores and coastal regions in an SUV. Having your own personal driver you'll see an unexpected side to Sydney. We offer flexible departure to suit flight arrivals or cruise passengers. Your host is a local professional industry experienced tour guide taking you to destinations the large groups don't go. With complete flexibility, you can choose your own destinations within Sydney, including Northern Beaches, Palm Beach and West Head. Escape the crowded scenes as you discover secluded perspectives overlooking Sydney harbour from both north and southern foreshore areas. This is not your typical tour, see an unexpected side to Sydney exploring this city of villages offering a unique experience away from the crowds. With a customisable itinerary set your own pace and relax. All ages welcome as all tours travel in our 7-seat SUV max capacity of 4.
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  • 6 hours
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$215.63
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$215.63
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SYDNEY & THE HARBOUR BRIDGE - 1 Hour Sightseeing Sidecar Tour

SYDNEY & THE HARBOUR BRIDGE - 1 Hour Sightseeing Sidecar Tour

See Sydney by motorcycle with this private, guided tour, You'll get picked up from a point in the Central Business District (CBD) of your choosing and then head out on your tour, stopping for photos at the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Woolloomooloo Wharf, Kings Cross, and The Rocks along the way.
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  • 1 hour
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$86.97
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Smartphone & Camera Photography Basics

Smartphone & Camera Photography Basics

Get creative with your camera on this beginner-friendly 6-hour photography tour and turn your lens to some of Sydney’s most memorable landmarks. Follow your guide, a professional photographer, around Sydney Harbour, The Rocks and Observatory Hill, and master techniques and tricks to help you get the most out of your camera. This small-group tour ensures plenty of one-on-one tuition.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.03
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$71.03
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Sydney Hidden Hotspots Private Tour with Pro Photographer

Sydney Hidden Hotspots Private Tour with Pro Photographer

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Capture your most memorable moments and ensure that your vacation photos are worthy of sharing by hiring a personal travel photographer. On this private tour, enjoy a completely custom-made experience and explore Sydney at your own pace. Along the way, stop at popular sights such as The Rocks, Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and Observatory Hill, and pose for photos against a backdrop of Sydney’s iconic landmarks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$558.09
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$558.09
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