NSW: Join the The Rocks Tour This Saturday

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It’s time to celebrate all things creative with the annual Sydney Design Festival 2018. Taking place 2-11 March, the Australian Architecture Association (AAA) is once again partnering in the festival. Join our final special tour for the Festival - The Rocks tour, taking place this Saturday 10 March.

If you missed out on our Sydney Observatory tours last Saturday, you can still explore the surrounds of Observatory Hill by joining The Rocks tour.


On this unique two-hour walking tour of Sydney’s oldest suburb, you'll discover Sydney’s past, present and future!

Stroll with us through the hilly terrain and see how heritage and contemporary architecture co-exists in harmony. Discover the marks left on the district by the plague of 1900 and by major infrastructure projects such as the wharves and the Harbour Bridge. We will also witness the metamorphosis of the area into new 21st century residential, commercial, recreational and cultural uses after the port facilities moved away in both Walsh Bay and Barangaroo. See how Barangaroo has been developed and hear about how the architecture shapes the foreshores of the city of Sydney.


The Rocks Walk developed by the Australian Architecture Association.

Location: Meet at the Harbourside Forecourt, Museum of Contemporary Art 
140 George St, The Rocks, NSW 2000
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Saturday 10 March 2018
Tickets: Adult $30 / Senior, Student & MAAS Members $25 (ID required to join the walk) / AAA Members Free

Accessibility: Please note the tour encompasses climbing stairs and walking over uneven surfaces.

Numbers are limited, so click here now to book your place on the tour.


The Sydney Design Festival 2018 is now in its 20th year. This annual contemporary design festival creates a platform for a convergence of people, ideas and activities across creative industry sectors.

Sydney Design program content provides visitors with an opportunity to unpack design in all its forms – to understand and explore the processes, functions and narratives within design enterprise and to be inspired by the exhibitions and people involved in creating our futures.

This year the Sydney Design festival explores the theme ‘Call to Action’ and examines how design has a role to play in an ever-changing world and has the potential to solve complex global problems.

Click here to explore What’s On over the festival calendar.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image 1: Sydney Design Festival 2018 logo (sourced from MAAS)
  • Image 2: The Museum of Contemporary Art (Photographer: Vincent Lam)