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Ultimate Sydney Walking Tour - History, Laneways, Art & More

Customs House
Customs House
31 Alfred Street, Sydney NSW 2000
We meet in front of Customs House, right beside the steps and access ramp.

Mondays and Fridays, 10am to 1:30pm Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2:30pm to 6pm Monday 27 February to Saturday 30 December


Adult: $65Child: $55

Perfect for those who have just arrived, as well as locals and those who want to go deeper in learning about Australian history, culture, society & First Nations people.

Starting from Customs House, you’ll hear about Sydney’s colonisation by the British – and how their arrival impacted the original inhabitants, the Cadigal people of the Eora nation.

Your guide will provide you with a range of perspectives on Sydney’s development, introducing Aboriginal people, British governors, convicts & entrepreneurs, and other multicultural migrants, as you weave your way through the city centre.

You’ll also walk through part of The Rocks and finish at a popular brewery with harbour views of both the Bridge and the Opera House. At the end of the tour, your host will give you a custom-made map with heaps of recommendations to make the most of your time in Sydney: food, nightlife, art and much more – stuff you won’t find in any guidebook!

With a maximum of 12 guests, you’ll be able to walk the streets in a small group so you’re not fighting to see, hear your guide or stay on the footpath.

On this walk you’ll visit, see and learn about:

  • Sydney Opera House

  • Harbour Bridge

  • The Rocks

  • Hyde Park Barracks

  • St Mary’s Cathedral

  • The “Rum Hospital”

  • Queen Victoria Building

  • The Garden Palace

  • General Post Office (GPO)

  • ANZAC Cenotaph

  • The Tank Stream

  • & much more!

What’s included

  • 3 – 3.5 hour guided activity

  • 1 classic Aussie snack/biscuit

  • Craft beer (or soft drink or juice)

  • Map with recommendations

  • Group photos

Tour details

Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples, small groups and families with teenage children. You’ll be in a fun and friendly group consisting of locals and travellers.

Group size: 4 – 12 people (for private tours we can take more – contact us for details).

Age range: This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years of age as it involves 3 hours of stories about Sydney’s history and around 4km of walking, which can often be little much for our younger guests. Please contact us if you need more information.

Start location: Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney. We meet in front of Customs House, right beside the steps and access ramp.

End location: International Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay. We finish a 10 minute walk from where we started.

Important note: You’ll cover around 4km on this tour over 3.5 hours. We walk at a leisurely pace, but comfortable shoes and a water bottle are a must.

Cultural note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this tour may include the names and images of people who are now deceased.



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