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The Rocks

The Rocks Tours and Activities

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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.

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George and Argyle Streets, Sydney, 2000
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Sydney Bike Tours

Sydney Bike Tours

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Cycling around Sydney is the perfect way to sightsee in this gorgeous harborside city. Join your expert guide for a fun and fascinating look at up to 30 top sights, including the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, along with many others. As you pedal around the city, learn about the history, culture and favorite local spots on your choice of four cycling routes. Choose from various tour durations depending on your schedule.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.41
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$103.41
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Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

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Enjoy an exhilarating half-day sailing cruise on Sydney Harbour aboard a luxury yacht with an experienced captain. Take in stunning views of Sydney's waterside landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquaries Chair, Fort Denison, Watsons Bay, Sydney Heads and more. Anchor in a secluded bay in Sydney Harbour National Park with time for beach walks, swimming, snorkeling and a delicious lunch with Australian wine and beer. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized experience with your knowledgeable captain.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$243.59
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$243.59

Brilliant Sunset Sydney Harbour and Night Photography Tour

Brilliant Sunset Sydney Harbour and Night Photography Tour

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Snap spectacular photos of Sydney at sunset and master the art of twilight photography on this 3.5-hour photography tour of Sydney. Follow your guide, a professional photographer, around Sydney Harbour and The Rocks, then take in the views from Observatory Hill as the sun sets over the city. With expert advice to help you compose the perfect shot, master tricky lighting techniques and learn to use a tripod; you’ll be sure to take some impressive photos.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.26
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$116.26
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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

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Discover the history of Sydney on a 2.5-hour walking tour and pub crawl in The Rocks. Your knowledgeable and entertaining guide takes you to four of Sydney's oldest pubs where you try a different glass of craft beer, cider, or wine in each venue. Learn about the early days of the British colony in Australia and hear the stories of these old-time pubs as you enjoy their rich atmosphere and tasty drinks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.15
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$76.15

Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

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Delve into the history of Sydney and British Australia on a leisurely 90-minute walking tour in The Rocks district with an expert guide. Enjoy the delights of present-day visuals as you explore The Rocks and hear the story of Sydney’s convict past as you discover shady courtyards, narrow laneways and hidden areas that even the locals do not know about. Stroll along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour with views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past Cadman’s Cottage and Campbell’s Cove. Tour Highlights: • The shoreline of Sparkling Sydney Cove • Harbour views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge • Cadman’s Cottage, The Rocks oldest surviving cottage built in 1816 • Campbell’s Cove, offering fantastic views of Sydney Harbour • Awe inspiring Argyle Cut begun with convict labour in 1843 • Within The Rocks historic precinct, we will wander through Greenway Lane, Kendall Lane, Suez Canal, Foundation Park and much more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best Sydney Tours by Life Long Locals - Hidden gems & more - lifetime experience

Best Sydney Tours by Life Long Locals - Hidden gems & more - lifetime experience

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Enjoy a customized Sydney tour tailored to your private group's interests. Your host will pay you undivided attention and help create an itinerary geared toward the sights you want to see most. Take a local nature hike, visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, hit the hip strip for some shopping; really anything you like. Along the way, ask plenty of questions and learn about the city's history and culture.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$545.06
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$264.70
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Sydney Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

Sydney Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

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Customize your sightseeing in Sydney with a hop-on hop-off coach tour and harbor cruise. The ferry pass is valid for 2 days and the explorer pass is valid for 48 hours, giving you two full days to explore Sydney. The Sydney Harbour ferry cruise stops include Circular Quay, Manly, Taronga Zoo and Watsons Bay. The double-decker bus tour travels between iconic sites including The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Bondi Beach. Choose to hop off and visit places of interest, or simply remain on board for a comprehensive overview with recorded commentary.
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  • 7 hours to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.58
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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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$17.11
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Morning or Afternoon Highlights Tour in Sydney with a Local Guide

Morning or Afternoon Highlights Tour in Sydney with a Local Guide

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Cram all of Sydney’s most memorable landmarks into one tour! Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing tour, jam-packed with photo opportunities and iconic sights, and pick up insider tips from your knowledgeable local guide. Take in the views from Mrs Macquarie's Chair and The Gap; marvel over Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera house; and visit bustling Chinatown. After strolling neighborhoods like The Rocks, Paddington and Woolloomooloo, head to the coast to discover Bondi Beach, Rose Bay and Shark Beach.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.93
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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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$77.51
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Sydney Half Day Highlights - Luxury Private Tour - Morning or Afternoon Avail

Sydney Half Day Highlights - Luxury Private Tour - Morning or Afternoon Avail

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See the best of Sydney in this comprehensive 4-hour tour. Visit major sights like the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach, as well as some hidden gems off the tourist track. Enjoy a morning or afternoon tea with incredible Harbour views. This private tour can be customized to suit travelers’ interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.81
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Sydney Ghost Walking Tour

Sydney Ghost Walking Tour

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Come, if you dare, on a night-time stroll through the haunted corners of Sydney that contain mysteries with a supernatural twist. Your informative guide leads you on a 1.5-hour walking tour around The Rocks district, the site where Sydney was founded and a place full of spine-tingling stories and legendary ghosts. Historical events hold the keys to some of the paranormal phenomena, which include hauntings and ghost sightings that your guide explains in fascinating detail.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Story of Sydney Tour

Story of Sydney Tour

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This comprehensive tour of Sydney is perfect for first-time visitors or those short on time. Spend a half-day immersed in the history and culture of Sydney, learning through stops at landmarks such as Chinatown, Darling Harbour, and Australia’s largest urban development, Barangaroo. Your guide will follow a curated itinerary centered on the history of Sydney from 1788 to modern day, adding commentary to illuminate the details.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.63
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Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner

Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner

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Spend some time like a classic Aussie on a historical pub tour of The Rocks, Sydney’s oldest neighborhood. Join a fun-loving and informative guide, and visit some of the quarter’s oldest drinking holes to experience authentic Aussie pub life. Enjoy five drinks and dinner; discover pubs' behind-the-scenes secrets; and uncover the The Rocks' history, discovering how its drink spots have shaped local culture. Includes souvenir gift, photos, and discount vouchers for local shops and restaurants.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Blue Mountains Supreme Day Tour

Blue Mountains Supreme Day Tour

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See more of New South Wales with a small-group tour of the Blue Mountains with visits to Fetherdale Wildlife Park and Scenic World. See some of Australia’s unique wildlife, experience the Three Sister’s Rock formation and get a taste of small-town life with free time to explore the charming village of Leura. Then enjoy a river cruise from Homebush Bay back to Circular Quay and see the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge up close.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch

Small Group Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch

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Explore Sydney on a 5-hour tour that includes a comprehensive city tour, lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Rushcutters Bay, and a visit to Bondi Beach. In Sydney, see highlights including the historic Rocks district, Royal Botanical Gardens, Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks, St Mary’s Cathedral, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. You'll also drive through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, Oxford Street and the suburbs of Paddington, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, enjoying informative commentary along the way.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Taste of Sydney - Barangaroo and the Rocks

Taste of Sydney - Barangaroo and the Rocks

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Experience Sydney’s history, food, and culture on this guided excursion to Barangaroo and The Rocks. Enjoy amazing views at Barangaroo Park, sample Italian classics, local beer, and pub food—it’s included in the tour price. Then, head to the Rocks and learn about landmarks like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge with an informative local guide. Finish the night with a delectable dinner of fresh Thai cuisine.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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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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$96.19
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Sydney by Night - Private Luxury Night Tour

Sydney by Night - Private Luxury Night Tour

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Discover the magic of Sydney at night with this 3.5-hour tour. Your guide will provide background information as you ride past charming Art Deco buildings, the former red light district, the French Quarter, Finger Wharf, the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and more. End your tour with champagne, canapés, and views of the sparkling city lights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$233.31
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Private Tour: Sydney City Highlights

Private Tour: Sydney City Highlights

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Get around Sydney in a day aboard a modern and spacious 8-seater Volkswagen minibus. With this private city sightseeing tour, you’ll cover plenty of ground, from Bondi to Manly Beach and Watson’s Bay. Hop off to linger at sights like the Sydney Opera House, and walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge from The Rocks to Milsons Point. This comprehensive itinerary offers one of Sydney’s best sightseeing values.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$277.88
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Sydney Shore Excursion: Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Sydney Shore Excursion: Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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When your cruise ship docks in Sydney, enjoy a family-friendly hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers Sydney and Bondi Beach. Travel by double-decker bus with an open-top that allows for unobstructed views of all the sights, including Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Have the freedom to create your own itinerary, choosing from 34 stops where you can hop off and explore in depth. Ejnoy the informative pre-recorded onboard commentary in your choice of eight languages along the route, which includes Circular Quay, Kings Cross, the Rocks, Double Bay and Bondi Beach.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.86
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,021.73
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Should I book The Rocks tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since The Rocks can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 57 The Rocks tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit The Rocks 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to The Rocks costs USD 16.11. Guided The Rocks tours start around USD 16.11 per person. See all 57 The Rocks tickets and tours on Viator.
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