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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]
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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]
Sydney Discovery Walks - Lachlan's Colony
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$70 inc GST / $63
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Self-Guided Walking in Japan: The Nakasendo

Self-guided walking in Japan has increased over the past five years. The Nakasendo Way is the most popular of the walks available. Historic context and cultural understanding vastly enhances the experience of walking this ancient Way. The course focuses on a central section of the Nakasendo in the picturesque Kiso Valley, the most walkable section. Advice will include transportation, accommodation, and cultural sensitivities. Participants will be able to plan their own walk down... [More]
Self-Guided Walking in Japan: The Nakasendo
$119 inc GST / $107
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Discover Contemporary Art Galleries: Paddington

Discover Sydney’s fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a hub of diverse venues from main street galleries to unexpected spaces tucked away in hidden corners and laneways. Meet gallerists, curators and artists and learn about the styles, ideas and inspirations of Australian and International art. SUGGESTED READING Art Almanac and Art Guide:... [More]
Discover Contemporary Art Galleries: Paddington
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$86 inc GST / $77
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Art Deco and More - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

Meet inside MCA Cafe, 4th Floor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay. When we think of Sydney the first things that spring to mind are often the magnificent harbour, our unique Opera House and the mighty Harbour Bridge. But often unnoticed is its wealth of beautiful Art Deco buildings preserved through all the changes of the past 70-odd years. Explore some architectural marvels from the late 1920s and 30s. Our easy walk entails some standing. Includes coffee break . SUGESTED... [More]
Art Deco and More - Sydney CBD Walking Tour
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$70 inc GST / $63
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Victorian and Federation Sydney - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

Meet at Dowling 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]
Victorian and Federation Sydney - Sydney CBD Walking Tour
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$70 inc GST / $63
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Discover Contemporary Art Galleries: Chippendale and Darlington

Discover Sydney’s fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a hub of diverse venues from main street galleries to unexpected spaces tucked away in hidden corners and laneways. Meet gallerists, curators and artists and learn about the styles, ideas and inspirations of Australian and International art. SUGGESTED READING Art Almanac and Art Guide:... [More]
Discover Contemporary Art Galleries: Chippendale and Darlington
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$86 inc GST / $77
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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! [More]

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