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Journey Walks

#14 of 678 Tours in Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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About Journey Walks
Journey Walks are Narrative History Tours that reveal Sydney's secrets, bring to life its stories and connect you to its living heritage. Operating since 2016, Journey Walks offers handcrafted adventures through Sydneys colourful past & historic locations. Our walks have been carefully researched, written & curated by historians & script-writers to scratch below the city's surface and uncover the quirky characters, hidden histories & underbelly aspects of Sydney's notorious heritage. Join us in The Rocks & Circular Quay for a journey into Sydney's original Convict Colony, in Kings Cross & Potts Point as we uncover its infamous golden-age of crime & bohemia, and in Surry Hills as we bring to life the former haunts & hide-outs of Sydney's underworld. Our young and vibrant team of local guides are history & heritage professionals with tertiary training & fantastic storytelling skills. We offer small group experiences (both public & private tours) that engage, entertain & educate!
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Elise Y wrote a review May 2021
Sydney, Australia9 contributions3 helpful votes
We did the Balmain East tour with lunch at the Fenwick afterwards. Max was a fantastic tour guide and incredibly well researched. We found out about the human side of the history of Balmain which made the tour so much more interesting. Lunch at the Fenwick afterwards was fantastic and we found the whole day very reasonably priced for the tour and lunch. Will be booking again!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Andrew M wrote a review May 2021
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We really enjoyed the passion that our tour guide (Max) had with respect to the history of East Balmain. Max was very informative and he was able to impart his knowledge with great enthusiasm - sometimes history tours can be a little "boring", but Max had the ability of making the tour very interesting and enlightening. The walk was not too physical either so it would suit people of all age groups. The walking tour was conducted at respectful pace and there was plenty of time to take in the surrounds. Would certainly recommend this particular walking tour for tourists, locals and Sydney siders in general.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Jane P wrote a review May 2021
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we'd expected this to be a nice 90 ramble around East Balmain before lunch at Fenwick. It was that and much much more. Great research, engaging and interesting tour guide, loads of fun info and then a three-course lunch. A top day -- all for a very very reasonable price. Now booking on to all the Journey walks we can find!
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Samantha B wrote a review May 2021
Sydney, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved this fascinating tour of East Balmain. Max has a great passion and a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area which he brought alive with an array of entertaining stories about the life and times of the colourful characters who have lived here over the years. I particularly enjoyed the historic photos and pictures he showed us to illustrate how things used to look and how they have changed through time. All together a wonderful way to spend an afternoon topped off with a fabulous meal at historic The Fenwick!
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Woollahra2025 wrote a review May 2021
Sydney, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
We were very lucky to secure a couple of places in the inaugural East Balmain walk with Journey Walks followed by an sumptuous lunch at The Fenwick. Our guide - Max was the best prepared and personable tour guide we have ever experienced. He not only knew the history but made it especially interesting by adding stories of the people who lived and worked the area such that the places we visited really came to life. This is a not to be missed opportunity to discover local treasures in a very enjoyable couple of hours.
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