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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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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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Sydney Discovery Walks - James Barnet Walk

Meet at the James Cook statue in Hyde Park (near corner Park and College St). James Barnet’s career as Colonial Architect in NSW spanned a quarter century from 1860 until 1895. Barnet is responsible for some of the grandest 19th century buildings Sydney has to offer and this three hour city stroll will provide a closer look at some of those, while also sharing some insights into the stories behind the man, his life, his work and his legacy. Please note: This walk will go ahead... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Sydney Discovery Walks - James Barnet Walk

<p><strong><em>Meet at the James Cook statue in Hyde Park (near corner Park and College St)</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>James Barnet’s career as Colonial Architect in NSW spanned a quarter century from

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Sydney Discovery Walks - The Sacred 7 Walk

Meet on Town Hall steps Southern Facade (facing St. Andrews, NOT George St). Rome has its seven hills. Sydney has seven magnificent churches. While not quite medieval several of these imposing and interesting examples of skilful masonry are gothic inspired architectural masterpieces nonetheless. Explore the ecclesiastic history of Australia’s first settlement on this exciting three hour stroll from Sydney Square to Wynyard. Please note: This walk will go ahead whatever the weather,... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Sydney Discovery Walks - The Sacred 7 Walk

<strong><em>Meet on Town Hall steps Southern Facade (facing St. Andrews, NOT George St).</em></strong><br/><p><br/>Rome has its seven hills. Sydney has seven magnificent churches. While not quite

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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]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Art Deco and More - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

<strong><em>Meet inside MCA Cafe, 4th Floor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>When we think of Sydney the first things that spring to mind are often the magnificent

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Historic Markets

Meet outside QVB on corner York and Market St A leisurely three-hour stroll through the Southern CBD following the location changes of various produce, corn and cattle markets in Colonial Sydney from Market Street to Chinatown. The commentary will focus on the original market infrastructure as well as the current uses of the various sites. Other historic buildings, people and events along George and Pitt St will, of course, also feature in the narrative and are likely to surprise.... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Sydney Discovery Walks - Historic Markets

<em><strong>Meet outside QVB on corner York and Market St</strong></em><br/><p><br/>A leisurely three-hour stroll through the Southern CBD following the location changes of various produce, corn and

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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]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
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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$70 Limited inc GST / $63
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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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]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
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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