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Sydney Small-Group Walking Tour with Local Historian

Sydney, Australia
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3 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the history of Sydney on a 3-hour walking tour that travels from Sydney Cove to Hyde Park. Hear about the Aboriginal history of Sydney, the arrival of the the First Fleet in 1788, and trace the colony's development through the middle of the 19th century. Take in landmarks such as the Museum of Sydney, St. James Church, and the King Street Law Courts, and hear informative commentary from your guide that provides a vivid glimpse of Australia's past.
  • 3-hour walking tour of Sydney
  • Learn about Aboriginal peoples and where the British founded their colony in Sydney
  • See heritage buildings built with convict labor
  • Pass by historical landmarks like The Mint and St. James Church
Make your own way to the Customs House in Sydney Cove to meet your guide for your walking tour.

From the cove, you can tell the story of the British in Australia through the lens of first contact and settlement. Start by learning about the Aboriginal peoples that lived in this area when the Europeans in the First Fleet appeared. 

Next, walk towards the Museum of Sydney, which occupies the site (and preserves the remains) of Australia’s first Government House, the convict-built obelisk on Macquarie Street, and salvaged remains of one of the First Fleet ships lost in the South Pacific.

Nearby, see notable historic buildings such as the Hyde Park Barracks, St. James Church, and King Street Law Courts, and hear more about Governor Macquarie and his wife, who were important figures in the early days of Sydney's existence. 

You may also visit the State Library, Sydney Hospital, or The Mint before your tour concludes in Hyde Park. Expect to cover about one mile (2km) while proceeding at a leisurely pace with frequent stops for photo ops and discussion.
Product code: 5411P78

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