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Sydney Guided Walking Tour

  • 2-hour walking tour through central Sydney
  • Learn about its early history, and get insider tips from a local
  • Visit the historic Rocks district
Sydney Guided Walking Tour
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Sydney Guided Walking Tour
USD 42.73
See Sydney’s most iconic sights on a 2-hour walking tour from Circular Quay. Take in the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Rocks and Hyde Park as you trace a route along the Tank Stream, the source of fresh water for aboriginal peoples and Australia’s first British settlement. Your informative guide shares fascinating details about the city’s past and present during your 2-hour tour, which is limited to a small group of up to 12 people — the perfect introduction to Sydney.
What to Expect
After meeting your guide at Circular Quay, your tour roughly follows the historic path of the Tank Stream, represented by public artworks and a line of blue paint that meanders through central Sydney. British colonists chose Sydney Cove for settlement due to the fresh water provided by the Tank Stream, making it an integral part of the city. Your guide brings the city’s past to life during a walking tour that covers approximately 1.5 miles (2 km) at an easy pace with frequent stops.

Explore the Rocks district where the New South Wales colony was founded and enjoy a fresh perspective on iconic landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then see the Conservatorium of Music, where recent renovations revealed an 18th–century cistern, bakery and other artifacts. Continue past the Mint, an elegant building that is the oldest public building in Sydney’s CBD and was originally a convict hospital. Your tour ends in Hyde Park, the first public park in Australia. From there, you can sightsee on your own, equipped with helpful tips from your guide after a deeper understanding of the city.
Reviews (70)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Guided History and Culture Tour

We attended the Sydney With Conviction Walking Tour on October 5. Our guide, John, made a rainy day walk very enjoyable with many anecdotes about the history and culture of Sydney. We especially enjoyed the Rocks area and the view of the bridge from the...More

Thank Judith H
SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Judith H Thank you for taking the time to write your positive review. We aim to give you an insiders look at Sydney, that others may have overlooked in the Emerald City (Sydney). It appears that you well and truly became immersed in 'You...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fascinating historical tour of Sydney!

My guide, Kathryn, took me around The Rocks and provided a fascinating overview of Sydney’s history. Her passion of history and personal connection to the city made the tour captivating. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who has little knowledge of Australia’s formation.More

1  Thank stacym19
SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi stacym19 Thank you for taking time out to congratulate Kathryn on her ability to give you an insider's view of Sydney. She will be thrilled to read your comments. We are truly grateful that you took the time to write your review. You gotta...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Joel is a great guide

Joel was a great tour guide. He really showed some places of the Rocks that as long-time Sydney resident I had never seen. He held some wonderful surprises off the usual beaten track, so that we could get more. Very informative about Australian history and...More

1  Thank crisleosydney
SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi crisleosydney Thanks for your great review. I am sure that Joel will be very happy to get your comments. It is wonderful that he was able to show you hidden gems of the Emerald City even though you have been a long time resident...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018
fun friendly local

this tour is informative fun friendly and local and very enjoyable a good day out in sydney and good to see sydney;s iconic sights like the Harbour bridge and the sydney opera houseMore

Thank Joel S
SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hi Joel S Thanks for taking the time to write your review. It is always special when someone like you takes time out to write down your thoughts to help others in choosing the right experience. We look forward to seeing you on another tour...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Little known colorful history of Sydney

We did a walking tour of The Rocks, the oldest portion of the city that was first inhabited. Our guide, John, was an energetic and enthusiastic purveyor of this beautiful city's fascinating history. He claims he is no historian but he clearly does his research...More

Thank Patty J
SUASydney, Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hi Patty J Thanks for your great review. You had the Best.Day.Ever. Even though Sydney is just 230 years young, there is plenty to share and discover. And you found the right mix. Hopefully, we will see you again at Intrepid Urban Adventures somewhere in...More

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