Sydney Laneways Walking Tour

Walking & Biking Tours in Sydney

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5 out of 5

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Explore Sydney's hidden lane-ways on this 2-3 hour walking tour. Discover the history of Sydney as you venture down the backstreets of popular Sydney suburbs and view some of Sydney's popular icons including the Rocks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
Experience Sydney’s historical past as you take in major sights on this 2-3 hour factual, funny and great local tour. Explore Sydney’s hidden secrets as you discover over 200-years of history in this picturesque city.Start your tour on Pitt Street and head head towards Phillip Lane. Established in the 1840’s, Phillip Lane is now one of the last remaining lane-ways built to service Macquarie Street Houses. Enjoy a soft drink while you take in the history of this lane-way, thought to have been the inspiration behind Patterson’s famous poem ‘Clancy of the Overflow’.Next, discover Sydney’s Tank Stream, a stream of fresh water emptied into Sydney Cove originally created by the convicts to ensure adequate water supply. Silently running through a city drain below the pavement of the Tank Stream way, you’ll discover the history of this creation.Continue on your tour through narrow lane-ways such as Palings Lane, a contemporary but historical lane before ending your tour in the Rocks district as you discover the history of the nineteenth century working-class man and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

What’s included

  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors