Get to know Sydney on this 2-hour walking tour that takes in the city’s most popular sights: Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Rocks and Hyde Park. With a knowledgeable guide, trace the route of a historical freshwater stream through central Sydney as you learn little-known facts about the city’s early settlement days. It’s a great tour for first-time visitors who would like a quick introduction before sightseeing on their own. Limited to just 12 people, it provides a small-group experience.
Meet your guide at Circular Quay for your 2-hour walking tour that takes you past central Sydney’s top sights. Your tour roughly follows the route of the Tank Stream, a tributary of Sydney Harbour that provided fresh water during Sydney’s colonization in the late 1700s. Today, it’s represented by a blue line painted on the ground. Starting in the historic Rocks district, where Sydney began, enjoy views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and hear about the Tank Stream’s importance to the new colony of New South Wales. Walk around Circular Quay to the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House, where you’ll stop for photo ops of its iconic architecture and admire its waterfront setting. Continue following the blue line through downtown Sydney, passing by the Conservatorium of Music, where underground halls and walkways allow you to see what lies beneath the pavement. Hear facts and stories about Sydney’s early settlers, and receive tips from your guide about other places to see during your stay in Sydney. Your tour ends when you reach Hyde Park, Australia’s oldest public park, leaving you perfectly positioned to continue sightseeing on your own.