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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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Cambodian History and Culture

Cambodia’s fascinating history and culture has veered between the magnificence of the temples at Angkor and the horror of the Pol Pot years. In this course Walter Mason (author of Destination Cambodia) takes us from the grandeur of the Angkorean civilisation to the modern problems this country faces. He looks also at the importance of Buddhism in Khmer culture and the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge and its short, brutish reign. COURSE OUTLINE Angkor – Kings, slaves and sacred... [More]
$138 Limited inc GST / $124
Cambodian History and Culture

<p>Cambodia’s fascinating history and culture has veered between the magnificence of the temples at Angkor and the horror of the Pol Pot years. In this course Walter Mason (author of <em>Destination

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Lachlan's Colony

Meet Cnr Alfred and Pitt Sts, Sydney, near Tank Stream Fountain. A leisurely stroll from Circular Quay to Hyde Park exploring Sydney’s colonial past, especially the era of Lachlan Macquarie, the somewhat controversial Governor responsible for Sydney as it is today. Enjoy architecture, historical facts, anecdotes, trivia and funny stories. The tour concludes at the Archibald Fountain (St. James Station) at 1pm. This tour includes uneven and potentially slippery surfaces and some... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Sydney Discovery Walks - Lachlan's Colony

<em><strong>Meet Cnr Alfred and Pitt Sts, Sydney, near Tank Stream Fountain.</strong></em><br/><p><br/>A leisurely stroll from Circular Quay to Hyde Park exploring Sydney’s colonial past, especially

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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]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
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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$70 Limited inc GST / $63
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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Japanese Poetry: Haiku Ginko - Writing Zen

Some people wonder how to begin to write. But nobody ever wonders how to begin to walk. If you combined those two things, and let your hand move the way your legs are moving, it is easy. A haiku (a Japanese form of short poem) captures a moment in nature. It is a doorway to Zen practice – it’s a way to write what you know. A ginko is a walk in nature, during which your writing hand keeps moving just like your legs. Whatever sights, sounds and smells you experience can transform... [More]
$158 Limited inc GST / $142
Japanese Poetry: Haiku Ginko - Writing Zen

<p>Some people wonder how to begin to write. But nobody ever wonders how to begin to walk. If you combined those two things, and let your hand move the way your legs are moving, it is easy. A haiku (

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Italian Folklore: Traditions, Festivals and Cultural Diversity

An introduction to the discipline of Folkloristics, and to the study of the Italian folklore and its occurrences in particular. Traditional dance, music, mythology, Carnivals and superstitions will be explored with additional consideration given to the current situation and the future of folklore worldwide. COURSE OUTLINE Folkloristics. Definition, history, study methods and genres. Demologia. The study of the Italian folklore: core issues, key researches and illustrious academics.... [More]
$158 Limited inc GST / $142
Italian Folklore: Traditions, Festivals and Cultural Diversity

<p>An introduction to the discipline of Folkloristics, and to the study of the Italian folklore and its occurrences in particular. Traditional dance, music, mythology, Carnivals and superstitions will

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Blue Mountains History Walk

Meet at the Linden Train Station, north side car park. Blow out the cobwebs with a walk in the bush and learn about the history of Sydney and the Blue Mountains by looking at landscape features! Note to enrolling students: The journey to Linden from Central will take approximately 1.5 hrs, please travel on the 8:18am train from Central to Linden in order to be there on time. You will need to check the timetable schedule at Central Station for the platform number for the train – all... [More]
$104 Limited inc GST / $94
Blue Mountains History Walk

<strong><em>Meet at the Linden Train Station, north side car park</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Blow out the cobwebs with a walk in the bush and learn about the history of Sydney and the Blue Mountains

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Tasmanian Travel Guide

The Apple Isle has become a desirable destination for nature and food lovers, bush walkers and people who just want time out from their busy lives. In 2015, the late travel writer AA Gill, described Hobart as a must see destination. Explore the history of Tasmania and get the low down to ensure you make the most of your time there. First time visitors will find the course especially useful. However there will be plenty of relevant tips and insights for return visitors. COURSE... [More]
$94 Limited inc GST / $85
Tasmanian Travel Guide

<p>The Apple Isle has become a desirable destination for nature and food lovers, bush walkers and people who just want time out from their busy lives. In 2015, the late travel writer AA Gill,

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