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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

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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


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.

William H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Very enjoyable

Jenny H

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.

margaret w

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.

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