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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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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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Birdwatching for Beginners

This course differs from others with its emphasis on practical application immediately in the field. This means that the participants will be practising techniques of identification in small groups. From binoculars, telescopes and field guides, to habitats, migration and conservation, these two days in the field will subtly embed the information and new skills. You will emerge delighted new birdwatchers! Meeting Location: Outside Paddy Pallins, corner of Kent and Bathurst Streets... [More]
$280 Limited inc GST / $252
Birdwatching for Beginners

This course differs from others with its emphasis on practical application immediately in the field. This means that the participants will be practising techniques of identification in small groups.

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone South Walk

Meet at the Cenotaph outside 1 Martin Place. Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. Two clusters of such buildings are located along Macquarie St and George St between Martin Place and Bathurst St respectively. Not only are these buildings architecturally impressive and showcasing fascinating features, but many interesting stories are attached to the people planning, constructing and using them. Join Jo Gerk on a leisurely two-hour stroll of... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone South Walk

<strong><em>Meet at the Cenotaph outside 1 Martin Place.</em></strong><br/><p><br/>Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. Two clusters of such buildings are located

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Blue Mountains History Walk: Nepean River

Meet at Emu Plain Train Station Platform 2 at 10.15am Feel the power and bounty of the Nepean River, and discover the history of colonial settlement at the foot of the Blue Mountains and some of the fascinating first contact encounters with the Darug people. Note to enrolling students: To get to Emu Plains you can take the 9:17am train from Central which arrives at 10.10am. We will return to the station in time for the 3:26pm train which arrives back at Central at 4:21pm The walk... [More]
$96 Limited inc GST / $86
Blue Mountains History Walk: Nepean River

<p><strong><em>Meet at Emu Plain Train Station Platform 2 at 10.15am</em></strong><br/><p><br/>Feel the power and bounty of the Nepean River, and discover the history of colonial settlement at the

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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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Art Deco and More - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

Meet at The Grace Hotel, corner of King and York Street. 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 READING Roy Lumby A... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Art Deco and More - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

<strong><em>Meet at The Grace Hotel, corner of King and York Street</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>When we think of Sydney the first things that spring to mind are often the magnificent harbour, our

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