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Part of History Week

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

Customs House
Customs House
31 Alfred Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am to 1:30pm Fridays, Saturdays, 2:30pm to 6pm Friday 14 July to Monday 30 December 2024


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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