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


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Sydney Guided Walking Tour

Sydney Opera House

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.

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Customer Reviews

Trevor J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

In the advance details we received of this tour, it was described as the perfect introduction to Sydney and I would not argue with that. There were only three of us in the tour group and our charming guide, Lucy, ensured that we had an interesting and enjoyable couple of hours. Apart from being knowledgeable about the history of Sydney, she is clearly interested in it and so she was able to incorporate many stories and details to bring the facts to life. I enjoyed everything we did but found our time in the Rocks particularly fascinating. This was a memorable start to our Australian holiday.

colin c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a brilliant tour. Katherine our guide was born in Sydney and was very knowledgable and passionate about the local history.
The walk lasted around 2 1/2 hours which mainly covered the interesting Rocks area. She pointed out and explained places of interest which we would never have known about. There was a lot of walking involved and a number of steps to climb , but it was all done at a leasurly pace. In fact two young children who were in our group managed it without a problem. There were a number of stops along the way for photo opportunities . If you want to find out about Sydneys chequered past ,then I can highly reccomend this tour.

Bernadette R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Loved it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Lucy the best! We will never forget the amazing time we had with her. Nice and informative, genuine and smiling girl! Highly recommended!

Phoenix K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our group of 6 had a great time with our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable of sydney's history and Australian / Maori culture. I would definitely recommend this walking tour


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!

Barry S

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.

Suzette J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Excellent tour. Lovely guide - extensive local and historical knowledge

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

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

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