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Off The Beaten Track Sydney Walking Tour

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Key Highlights

  • See Sydney from a different perspective
  • Learn the city′s history without feeling like a tourist
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining guide
  • Perfect for first-time visitors and history buffs
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    2 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from Booking Centre, Wharf 6, Circular Quay Sydney NSW 2000.
    Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Hyde Park (near Museum Station)

  • Overview & Itinerary


    This Sydney tour is a “warts and all” account of the birth of modern Australia and the legacies left from decisions made and the people who made them: those who won, those who lost, and everyone in between.

    Walk the famous “Blue Line” though downtown Sydney. Explore all the city icons, like The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Sydney Opera House, but view them in a way most tourists don’t.

    The tour is factual, funny, irreverent, and anecdotal – a great local experience!


    To join the Off The Beaten Track Sydney Walking Tour you should meet your guide at the Booking Centre, Wharf 6, Circular Quay Sydney NSW.

    This tour shows you Sydney in a unique and different way. You’ll take the least-walked path through Sydney and meander through this fascinating city’s tumultuous history and into the modern day.

    "The Tank Stream" originally provided fresh water and all kinds of food for the Aboriginal People, the Cardigal, prior to British colonisation. When the British arrived, they saw the importance of the stream and took it for their own. Australia as we know it effectively developed along this water supply.

    The Tank Stream is now represented by a blue line painted on the ground that meanders through the city. This Sydney walking tour makes its way along the blue line, through to Hyde Park, retracing the steps that saw a small stream become the life source for a new country.

    You’ll hit up the major sights, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Angel Place, Parliament House, the Mint, and the Barracks, but in a way you wouldn’t experience on your own.

    The tour ends at Hyde Park (near Museum Station).

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Walking Tour


    • Meals
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Tips or gratuities for guides
    • Bottled water
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Contact information:

    For calls made in Australia: 1800 459 388

    For calls made outside Australia: +61 (0)2 6171 7541

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • reviews
    • Very informative and full of interest

      A great introduction to Sydney's history and to places worth visiting during our stay. Our guide was helpful and knowledgeable-we even took his advice and had a great lunch in...

      ROBERT B DEAR, Australia, 05/Apr/2014
    • Learnt and saw more than we ever could by ourselves- highly reccomend this tour

      Amazingly we were the only two on this trip, we found the guide thoroughly knew his topic and related to us in an interesting and lively manner. The tour was well paced,...

      Deidre E Camilleri, Australia, 12/Jan/2014

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