Sydney's Convict Colony — History Tour

Sydney, Novi Južni Wales, Australija

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  1. 2,5 h
  2. Jezik: engleski

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ON THIS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE:
Join a passionate history-guide (Max or April or Danica) on an exploration of Sydney’s notorious convict heritage at Sydney Cove & The Rocks.

Expect fascinating stories, delivered with energy & insight, as we explore the remarkable lives of sailors, soldiers, scallywags, convicts, con-artists, craftsmen, larrikins & low-lives as they began to trade rum, quarry stone & 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 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 and brings it to life with vivid descriptions, imagery & an infectious passion for the past.

Best of all, finish your experience at an old-fashioned local pub in The Rocks where you can grab drink & chat through stories with your guide & group.


N.B: This tour has a 2 person booking minimum.
Other things to note
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.
ON THIS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE:
Join a passionate history-guide (Max or April or Danica) on an exploration of Sydney’s notorious convict heritage at Sydney Cove & The Rocks.

Expect fascinating stories, delivered with energy & insight, as we explore the remarkable lives of sailors, soldiers, scallywags, convicts, con-artists, craftsmen, larrikins & low-lives as they began to trade rum, quarry stone & etch a living upon Sydney's shoreli…

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Hi I'm Max Burns, founder of Journey Walks (History, Crime & Culture Tours of Sydney ) and a convict-history buff with a passion for great storytelling. Either myself or my co-hosts (April or Danica) will be your tour leader on this historic exploration.

With over 10 years guiding experience across Sydney & Europe — backed by a M.A in History & Heritage Studies and a deep understanding of the Colonial Age — I offer my guests a time-travel tour experience full of imagery, detail & insight.

April is an energetic history professional with years of guiding experience between Sydney & London, a M.A in Museum & Heritage studies and expertise in 19th C. convict culture & fashion.

Danica is a charming storyteller with a B.A in History, Diploma of Travel & Tourism, M.A in Museum & Heritage studies, and 5 years guiding experience in Sydney.
Hi I'm Max Burns, founder of Journey Walks (History, Crime & Culture Tours of Sydney ) and a convict-history buff with a passion for great storytelling. Either myself or my co-hosts (April or Danica) will be your tour leader on this historic exploration.

With over 10 years guiding experience across Sydney & Europe — backed by a M.A in History & Heritage Studies and a deep understanding of the Colonial Age — I offer my guests a time-travel tour experience full of imagery, detail & ins…
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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.

Ocjena 4,97 od 5 na temelju 253 recenzija.

Paul
siječanj 2022.
We loved our tour of the rocks with max, great value, very knowledgeable and we learnt so much about places we have walked past so many times. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Sydney or Sydney Siders who would like learn more about our convict history. Very interesting and a lovely guy .
Blair
siječanj 2022.
I can't recommend this tour enough! Max is incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, soo fun to chat with... he was happy to answer any of our questions with excitement and gusto. "Do yourself a favour- listen to this!" -Molly Meldrum and now, me about this tour. I would be confident in attending anything that Max is running. He is an incredible resource.
Andrew
prosinac 2021.
Max’s tour was perfectly delivered, engaging and enlightening. It made me feel so connected to the history of Sydney and taught me new things about the city’s convict past that I had never known before. I will definitely be attending one of Max’s other tours the next time I’m in Sydney. Thanks Max!
Martine
studeni 2021.
Excellent tour and tourguide, would highly recommend to anyone new to the city like myself. The tour was both informative and entertaining and you get to see a lot of hidden historical spots around the rocks that you would have otherwise probably walked straight past. The tour guide was also respectful towards the original inhabitants of Sydney and I felt she gave a balanced account of what happened in early years instead of just portraying the European settler’s view only which was great // Echt een aanrader als je meer wilt weten over hoe Sydney als stad is komen te ontstaan. Ook als je maar kort in Sydney bent heel interessant aangezien je in 2.5 uur een hoop te zien en horen krijgt wat je anders hoogstwaarschijnlijk zou missen. Leuk ook dat de gids de tour een klein Nederlands tintje gaf toen ze hoorde dat ik Nederlands was.
Leanne
siječanj 2021.
April was an excellent guide. Her knowledge was amazing and told in a way that made it interesting. So pleased we did this tour and highly recommend it.
Marcia
prosinac 2020.
Being a tourist in your own city was made so much more interesting with April! The tour was fantastic and gave me an insight of the rocks area that I had no idea existed. April was so personable and we kept to a great pace. I will definitely be looking into their other tours!

Odaberite neki od dostupnih datuma

Broj dostupnih termina: 3
  • uto, 25. sij
    10:30 - 13:00
    $31 po osobi
  • pet, 28. sij
    10:30 - 13:00
    $31 po osobi
  • sub, 29. sij
    10:30 - 13:00
    $31 po osobi

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A Water bottle, comfortable shoes, wet-weather gear and/or sun protection depending on the forecast.

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