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Walks, Tours and Travel

Discover new places with a walks, tour or travel course at WEA Sydney in a relaxed and social environment, and central CBD location. Easily accessible by public transport, our high quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors, and offer you great value for money.


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Sydney Discovery Walks - Ultimate Ultimo Walk

Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. An early 19th century court case, a land grant and a joke led to an exciting inner-city suburb changing from cornfields and cow paddocks to Sydney’s industrial heart. Today it is a neighbourhood of modern city living, culture, entertainment and education. Wind your way from Darling Harbour to Railway Square and explore the history of this vibrant inner city precinct. Please note: This walk will... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Sydney Discovery Walks - Ultimate Ultimo Walk

<strong>Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.</strong><br/><p><br/>An early 19th century court case, a land grant and a joke led to an exciting

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Victorian and Federation Sydney - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

Meet at Downing Centre, 143-147 Liverpool Street. The story of the founding of colonial Sydney is well known, but what is less well known is the Victorian and Federation period, where the city we know today really took shape. Between 1850 and 1900 the population of Sydney increased eight-fold, and became for a time the 15th biggest city in the world. This tour covers some of the most beautiful and ornate buildings in Sydney. Our easy walk entails some standing, but does commence... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Victorian and Federation Sydney - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

<strong><em>Meet at Downing Centre, 143-147 Liverpool Street</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>The story of the founding of colonial Sydney is well known, but what is less well known is the Victorian and

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Irresistible India

Join an evening that explores an ancient land of contrasts and complexity, of Mughal emperors, the British Raj, Bengal tigers, the world’s largest democracy that spans the Himalayas to the tropics, a land of immense wealth and poverty that arguably contains the most beautiful architecture in the world. This is an opportunity to discuss India’s vibrant customs, food, history, sightseeing and much more. Thinking of adding India to your bucket list? This class will help you decide. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Irresistible India

Join an evening that explores an ancient land of contrasts and complexity, of Mughal emperors, the British Raj, Bengal tigers, the world’s largest democracy that spans the Himalayas to the tropics, a

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

Meet outside Museum of Contemporary Art entrance, Circular Quay side. Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this entertaining stroll through The Rocks with Jo Gerk. The amount of hidden secrets awaiting your discovery is staggering and during these three hours you are bound to see and hear things you never knew existed! Be prepared to learn something new about your city! Please note: This walk will go ahead whatever the weather, except... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

<strong><em>Meet outside Museum of Contemporary Art entrance, Circular Quay side</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this

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London: A Walking Tour

Take a walk through this amazing city and 2000 years of history. Starting from Piccadilly, we visit the Duke of Wellington’s home, Carnaby Street, Westminster Abbey, Temple Church and finish with the Tower of London. SUGGESTED READING Peter Ackroyd, London, the Biography Peter Ackroyd, Thames, the Sacred River Edward Rutherfurd, London Stephen Millar, London’s Hidden Walks COURSE OUTLINE The founding and development of London. Important sites in London. London as the seat of... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
London: A Walking Tour

<p>Take a walk through this amazing city and 2000 years of history. Starting from Piccadilly, we visit the Duke of Wellington’s home, Carnaby Street, Westminster Abbey, Temple Church and finish with

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Travel Hints for Japan

Australians love the safe environment of travelling in Japan and their contact with Japanese culture. With a few travel hints this experience can be enhanced immeasurably. Discuss Japanese inns and cuisine, and the wonderful chances to attend Japanese festivals. Think about the timing of your visit, and which cities to visit. Tips on how to get around and get the most out of your stay including visits to hot springs. SUGGESTED READING Richard Story – A History of Modern Japan... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Travel Hints for Japan

<p>Australians love the safe environment of travelling in Japan and their contact with Japanese culture. With a few travel hints this experience can be enhanced immeasurably. Discuss Japanese inns

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Overland: Alice Springs to Darwin

One of Australia’s classic journeys, through the Tanami Desert; the intoxicating Kimberley region, Broome and the Mitchell Plateau, and then to the mysterious and beautiful Kakadu. We journey through some of Australia’s iconic areas, camping out and staying in famous resorts. Crocodiles, burning deserts, cool pools and superb company make this a once a lifetime journey (at least)! SUGGESTED READING Mary Durack, Kings in Grass Castles, Constable & Co, 1985 David McGonigal, The... [More]
$122 Limited inc GST / $110
Overland: Alice Springs to Darwin

<p>One of Australia’s classic journeys, through the Tanami Desert; the intoxicating Kimberley region, Broome and the Mitchell Plateau, and then to the mysterious and beautiful Kakadu. We journey

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Visiting Northern Kyushu, Japan

Kyushu is the land of fire. At its centre is the worlds largest active volcano. Everywhere are thermal hot springs. It was the first area to be settled in Japan and prides itself as Japan’s cultural gateway to the world – initially to China and onwards across the Silk Road. After 1634 it was Japan’s only opening to Europe for 200 years through the little man-made island of Dejima. SUGGESTED READING Richard Story – A History of Modern Japan (Pelican Original, 1960) John McBride – A... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Visiting Northern Kyushu, Japan

<p>Kyushu is the land of fire. At its centre is the worlds largest active volcano. Everywhere are thermal hot springs. It was the first area to be settled in Japan and prides itself as Japan’s

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