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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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Japanese Gardens

Japanese gardens are well known for their extraordinary beauty. They are miniaturised idealised landscapes. Some are for strolling around. Others are used as aids to meditation and contemplation. Others extend the interiors of architecture outside. And yet, one feels one is missing a deeper layer of meaning in just visiting the gardens. Indeed, their highly abstract and stylised nature demands a greater level of description and understanding. Join John McBride as he places the... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Japanese Gardens

<p>Japanese gardens are well known for their extraordinary beauty. They are miniaturised idealised landscapes. Some are for strolling around. Others are used as aids to meditation and contemplation.

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Exploring Kamakura and Kanazawa

Kamakura and Kanazawa are two beautifully preserved feudal, warrior cities. Kamakura is a coastal town, 50 minutes by train from Tokyo. It became the political centre of Japan in 1192 when Minamoto Yoritomo chose the city for his new military government. Kamakura is referred to as the Kyoto of Eastern Japan. Kanazawa is on the Sea of Japan side of Japan but has recently been linked to Tokyo by the bullet train, and is now reachable within a few hours. Kamakura is a centre of Zen... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Exploring Kamakura and Kanazawa

<p>Kamakura and Kanazawa are two beautifully preserved feudal, warrior cities. Kamakura is a coastal town, 50 minutes by train from Tokyo. It became the political centre of Japan in 1192 when

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Maritime History Walk

Meet outside Museum of Contemporary Art entrance, Circular Quay side. A leisurely stroll along the harbour foreshore: The Rocks, Dawes Point, Walsh Bay and Millers Point, showcasing some of Sydney’s maritime past, including art, architecture, historical facts, anecdotes, trivia and funny stories. The tour concludes at Argyle Place. Tour includes uneven and potentially slippery surfaces as well as some stairs and uphill sections and thus is, unfortunately, not wheelchair accessible.... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Sydney Discovery Walks - Maritime History Walk

<strong><em>Meet outside Museum of Contemporary Art entrance, Circular Quay side</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>A leisurely stroll along the harbour foreshore: The Rocks, Dawes Point, Walsh Bay and

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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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Across Java by Train

Train travel is the best way to see Java. Imagine sitting in a window seat watching the mountains, lakes and terraced rice fields roll by, while you follow your journey on the map and are served food and drink. There is a network of railway lines that extend all across Java and as far as the ferry crossing to Bali. Travel is inexpensive, your itinerary is flexible as you can usually book a seat the day before travel and there are usually some reasonable hotels close by the railway... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Across Java by Train

Train travel is the best way to see Java. Imagine sitting in a window seat watching the mountains, lakes and terraced rice fields roll by, while you follow your journey on the map and are served food

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Fabulous Europe on a Budget

A European holiday doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. In this course we learn how to keep down the costs of your next continental adventure, whilst getting the most out of your travels. Affordable transport, accommodation and off the beaten track sight seeing are all covered in this session. We also explore how to pack light, where to eat and finally spend a little time looking at itinerary planning. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Fabulous Europe on a Budget

A European holiday doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. In this course we learn how to keep down the costs of your next continental adventure, whilst getting the most out of your travels.

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Who was William Shakespeare?

Some of us may have come to Shakespeare just recently. Still, it’s never too late to look at what is so special about him, by embarking on a wonderful journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to London to explore this man and his times. Shakespeare was born in just the right place at the right time; Elizabethan England. In this first part of a two part series, we visit Stratford-upon-Avon and examine his early days. SUGGESTED READING On Shakespeare – John Bell, Allen & Unwin, 2011... [More]
$35 Limited inc GST
Who was William Shakespeare?

<p>Some of us may have come to Shakespeare just recently. Still, it’s never too late to look at what is so special about him, by embarking on a wonderful journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to London to

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Blue Gum Swamp - Bottom of the Blue Mountains

We will be visiting some of the birding sites on the western outskirts of Sydney where the Blue Mountains meet the Cumberland Plain: travelling to our tutor’s favourite spots to see Brown Cuckoo-Dove, White-naped Honeyeater and Eastern Yellow Robin. And then to Blue Gum Swamp at the edge of the Blue Mountains National Park which boasts Red-browed Treecreeper as well as White-throated. Bound to be plenty to learn and enjoy. Please Note: there is a short (200 metres) steep section on... [More]
$140 Limited inc GST / $126
Blue Gum Swamp - Bottom of the Blue Mountains

We will be visiting some of the birding sites on the western outskirts of Sydney where the Blue Mountains meet the Cumberland Plain: travelling to our tutor’s favourite spots to see Brown Cuckoo-Dove,

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Pyrmont Renewal Walk

Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. Explore the revitalised former industrial heartland of Sydney and cradle of its wealth on this exciting three-hour circuit walk around the peninsula which the Gadigal people called Pirrama. Hear stories and descriptions of years gone by and see how the place has changed from industrial powerhouse to derelict ruins to modern city living. Please note: This walk will go ahead whatever the weather,... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Sydney Discovery Walks - Pyrmont Renewal Walk

<em><strong>Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.</strong></em><br/><p><br/>Explore the revitalised former industrial heartland of Sydney and cradle

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Siena: Tuscany's Gothic Glory

Siena often gets less than a day from the travellers flocking to her famous (and over-crowded) rival, Florence. But Siena has a history of medieval power and wealth, thanks to its location on the Via Francigena and its significant papal connections, and it was among Italy’s most innovative cities in both the Gothic and Mannerist periods of art and architecture. It’s time to re-evaluate this elegant town, which is well-placed for both language study and excursions into the iconic... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Siena: Tuscany's Gothic Glory

Siena often gets less than a day from the travellers flocking to her famous (and over-crowded) rival, Florence. But Siena has a history of medieval power and wealth, thanks to its location on the Via

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