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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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Walk an Irish Mile

Walk an Irish Mile through the heart of Sydney and see a dozen sites with Irish imagery and interest, uncovering unsung, often surprising, Irish elements in buildings, statues, monuments and artworks in the Sydney townscape. Irish history and personalities, Hibernian monumentalism and iconography, and tales of the Irish ‘Down Under’ – all these come alive in Sydney’s most prestigious boulevard, park and buildings from the State Library of NSW to Sydney Town Hall. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Walk an Irish Mile

<p>Walk an Irish Mile through the heart of Sydney and see a dozen sites with Irish imagery and interest, uncovering unsung, often surprising, Irish elements in buildings, statues, monuments and

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Classic Journeys: Van Diemen's Land

Lachlan Macquarie, governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 visited his small island colony twice, travelling the route between Launceston and Hobart, naming most of the places along the way. We explore the early history of the colony and join the Governor as he journeys across this most distant outpost of the British Empire. We then travel across Van Diemen’s Land to visit the rugged west coast and Macquarie Harbour before completing our journey in modern-day Hobart.... [More]
$122 Limited inc GST / $110
Classic Journeys: Van Diemen's Land

<p>Lachlan Macquarie, governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 visited his small island colony twice, travelling the route between Launceston and Hobart, naming most of the places along the way.

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A Literary Journey through Vietnam

Vietnam’s politics, history, religion and culture all explored through its fascinating literature. In this course Vietnam expert Walter Mason (author of “Destination Saigon”) takes us from the writings of 19th century mandarins to the varied literature of the Vietnamese diaspora in the 21st century. Along the way we detour through Vietnam’s intriguing Buddhist writings and the colonial explorations of French counts and Graham Greene. SUGGESTED READING Catfish and Mandala, Andrew X.... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
A Literary Journey through Vietnam

<p>Vietnam’s politics, history, religion and culture all explored through its fascinating literature. In this course Vietnam expert Walter Mason (author of “Destination Saigon”) takes us from the

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Caves & Birds In Heathcoate National Park

A good strong walk in Heathcoate National Park with the finer details to be decided closer to the date, taking advantage of the best bird sightings. Combined with some great caves off the well-beaten track and most likely whale and albatross viewing in the afternoon. Who could ask for more warmth than that on a July Saturday? Moderate to strong walk with short stops for everything of interest. _*Meeting Location:*_Outside Katmandu, corner of Kent and Bathurst Streets (Around the... [More]
$140 Limited inc GST / $126
Caves & Birds In Heathcoate National Park

A good strong walk in Heathcoate National Park with the finer details to be decided closer to the date, taking advantage of the best bird sightings. Combined with some great caves off the well-beaten

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A Grand Tour of Italy

From the 17th century, a cultured gentleman made a European Grand Tour, collecting art, anecdotes and experience along the way. Italy was his most important destination. In this four-part course, we examine the art and history of the Bay of Naples, Rome, Florence and Venice. Armchair travellers, as well as those planning a trip, will contextualise their knowledge of Italy’s great artists and key moments. And we make sure to go beyond the beaten track of well-known museums, to... [More]
$142 Limited inc GST / $128
A Grand Tour of Italy

<p>From the 17th century, a cultured gentleman made a European Grand Tour, collecting art, anecdotes and experience along the way. Italy was his most important destination. In this four-part course,

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Seeing the Best of The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is more than a great tourist attraction and a masterpiece of hand-crafted engineering – it is a potent symbol of China’s sense of its national identity and its importance to the outside world. Much of the wall has been rebuilt and restored, and is now open to tourists. Tonight we consider the best times to visit, and some alternate ways to reach it, and explore the main features of the four most-visited sections, closest to Beijing. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Seeing the Best of The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is more than a great tourist attraction and a masterpiece of hand-crafted engineering – it is a potent symbol of China’s sense of its national identity and its importance to the outside

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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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