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Sydney's Convict Colony — History Tour

history walk

Sydney's Convict Colony — History Tour

197 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

Sydney's Convict Colony — History Tour

history walk

Sydney's Convict Colony — History Tour

197 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

ON THIS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE: Join a passionate history-guide on an exploration of Sydney’s notorious convict heritage at Sydney Cove & The Rocks. Expect fascinating stories, delivered with energy and insight, as we uncover the sailors, soldiers, scallywags, convicts & craftsmen who began to trade rum, quarry stone and etch a living upon Sydney's shoreline from the late 18th century. Over 2.5 hours, we'll unpack the process of convict transportation in graphic detail - retracing the steps of its curious colonial characters & their immediate effect Sydney's ancient Indigenous clans. Navigating the cobbled alley-ways, hidden corridors, forgotten monuments & secret waterways of this port-side settlement, we'll venture off the beaten track to dig up its memories - the good, the bad & the plague ridden. Designed to engage both Sydney locals & visitors, this is a journey through time & space that takes history off the shelf, dusts it off & brings it to life with vivid descriptions, imagery & an infectious passion for the past. Best of all, finish your journey in heart of The Rocks & allow the stories to soak-in over a drink with your guide (included) at one of this area's infamous historic pubs. See you onboard!

Your host

Max
2017
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Guests hosted
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Max

Hi I'm Max, Co-founder of Journey Walks (narrative walking tours of Sydney) and a convict-history buff with a passion for great storytelling. With 10 years guiding experience across Sydney, Barcelona & Amsterdam — backed by a Masters in Heritage Studies and a deep understanding of Australian history, I offer my guests a time-travel tour experience full of imagery, detail & insight! I have also launched a new Experience called 'Sin & The City — Kings X History Tour' that unpacks the notorious characters, criminals, architecture & atmosphere of Sydney's historic red-light strip —Check it out!

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Drinks
A delicious beer, wine, house spirit, soft drink, juice or coffee. Enjoy a refreshing local drink with your guide at a…

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Where you'll be

This history-tour will take place across Sydney Cove & The Rocks Historic Convict Sites we'll explore: The colony's secret fresh water stream. A controversial Union Jack A relic from a First Fleet ship. Australia's first European monument. Punishment Quarries & hand-cut sandstone. Sydney's oldest cottage. Original China-Town. Hidden Doss Houses. Rum Stores. 19th C. slums. Cobbled alleyways. Very Old Pubs. + Sydney harbour's Indigenous heritage.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

This walking history-tour is best suited for guests aged 12+ and contains some adult themes from Sydney's history. While mostly on flat surfaces, some steps are included on our walk through The Rocks.
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history walk
Sydney's Convict Colony — History Tour
197 reviews
From ₹2,078/person
197 reviews
From ₹2,078/person