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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Sydney Guided Walking Tour

Get to know Sydney on this 2-hour walking tour that takes in the city’s most popular sights: Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Rocks and Hyde Park. With a knowledgeable guide, trace the route of a historical freshwater stream through central Sydney as you learn little-known facts about the city’s early settlement days. It’s a great tour for first-time visitors who would like a quick introduction before sightseeing on their own. Limited to just 12 people, it provides a small-group experience.


  • 2-hour walking tour through central Sydney
  • Learn about its early history, and get insider tips from a local
  • Visit the historic Rocks district
  • See Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay
  • Follow the route of the Tank Stream to Hyde Park
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures you enjoy a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Guided Walking Tour

Sydney Opera House

Meet your guide at Circular Quay for your 2-hour walking tour that takes you past central Sydney’s top sights. Your tour roughly follows the route of the Tank Stream, a tributary of Sydney Harbour that provided fresh water during Sydney’s colonization in the late 1700s. Today, it’s represented by a blue line painted on the ground.

Starting in the historic Rocks district, where Sydney began, enjoy views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and hear about the Tank Stream’s importance to the new colony of New South Wales. Walk around Circular Quay to the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House, where you’ll stop for photo ops of its iconic architecture and admire its waterfront setting.

Continue following the blue line through downtown Sydney, passing by the Conservatorium of Music, where underground halls and walkways allow you to see what lies beneath the pavement. Hear facts and stories about Sydney’s early settlers, and receive tips from your guide about other places to see during your stay in Sydney.

Your tour ends when you reach Hyde Park, Australia’s oldest public park, leaving you perfectly positioned to continue sightseeing on your own.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

was knowledgeable knowing the history of and around Rocks , i was lucky as i was the only person on this tour , Allison my guest was just excellent and explained in detail about all the different sites visited . i would definitely recommend this tour if you don't mind walking around and exploring.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

My guide was outstanding! He knew the city and its history and was willing to answer my numerous questions. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who is interested in learning about and getting a good feel for Sydney!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Excellent introduction to the history of Sydney and the area around the Rocks. Small group -- there were 8 of us and the length of the trip was just right. The tour worked well for us as this was our first visit to Sydney.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Excellent tour. Lovely guide - extensive local and historical knowledge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Excellent tour. Lovely guide - extensive local and historical knowledge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Wonderful private walking tour. Obtain much about the history of Sydney.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Very enjoyable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

We were delighted with the walking tour. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour and it was lovely to have a personal guide who was so knowledgeable about the various areas visited. Our guide, Michelle, was also a delightful young lady, well presented and articulate. Would thoroughly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

we had a wonderful time and Kim our guide was really good -,next time we go to Sydney we will be booking another tour.
Well done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

This was an excellent value for money tour. The meeting point was central and easy to locate. we were very pleased with the knowledge and information given to us by the guides Kim and Peter. They walked us through alleys and nooks and cranneys that we would never have ventured into otherwise. Also top rating to the company for allowing us to change our tour last minute due to a flight cancellation. We appreciated everythign they did for us!!!

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