Journey Walks
Journey Walks
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City ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursWalking ToursSightseeing ToursPrivate Tours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Journey Walks are Narrative History Tours that reveal Sydney's secrets, bring to life its stories and connect you to its living heritage. Operating since 2016, Journey Walks offers handcrafted adventures through Sydneys colourful past & historic locations. Our walks have been carefully researched, written & curated by historians & script-writers to scratch below the city's surface and uncover the quirky characters, hidden histories & underbelly aspects of Sydney's notorious heritage. Join us in The Rocks & Circular Quay for a journey into Sydney's original Convict Colony, in Kings Cross & Potts Point as we uncover its infamous golden-age of crime & bohemia, and in Surry Hills as we bring to life the former haunts & hide-outs of Sydney's underworld. Our young and vibrant team of local guides are history & heritage professionals with tertiary training & fantastic storytelling skills. We offer small group experiences (both public & private tours) that engage, entertain & educate!
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Andrew M
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May 2021
We really enjoyed the passion that our tour guide (Max) had with respect to the history of East Balmain. Max was very informative and he was able to impart his knowledge with great enthusiasm - sometimes history tours can be a little "boring", but Max had the ability of making the tour very interesting and enlightening. The walk was not too physical either so it would suit people of all age groups. The walking tour was conducted at respectful pace and there was plenty of time to take in the surrounds. Would certainly recommend this particular walking tour for tourists, locals and Sydney siders in general.
Written May 9, 2021
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Elise Y
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
May 2021
We did the Balmain East tour with lunch at the Fenwick afterwards. Max was a fantastic tour guide and incredibly well researched. We found out about the human side of the history of Balmain which made the tour so much more interesting.
Lunch at the Fenwick afterwards was fantastic and we found the whole day very reasonably priced for the tour and lunch. Will be booking again!
Written May 25, 2021
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Woollahra2025
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
May 2021
We were very lucky to secure a couple of places in the inaugural East Balmain walk with Journey Walks followed by an sumptuous lunch at The Fenwick. Our guide - Max was the best prepared and personable tour guide we have ever experienced. He not only knew the history but made it especially interesting by adding stories of the people who lived and worked the area such that the places we visited really came to life. This is a not to be missed opportunity to discover local treasures in a very enjoyable couple of hours.
Written May 5, 2021
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Katie M
Portland, ME42 contributions
Feb 2019
Max gives an excellent 2hr guided walking tour at Sydney waterfront and thru the Rocks explaining the vivid history of Sydney cove. His knowledge of Sydney’s story is only exceeded by his storytelling ability. This guided walk is a gem!
Written January 21, 2020
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Samantha B
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Loved this fascinating tour of East Balmain. Max has a great passion and a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area which he brought alive with an array of entertaining stories about the life and times of the colourful characters who have lived here over the years. I particularly enjoyed the historic photos and pictures he showed us to illustrate how things used to look and how they have changed through time. All together a wonderful way to spend an afternoon topped off with a fabulous meal at historic The Fenwick!
Written May 5, 2021
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Russell W
1 contribution
Jan 2020
A very knowledgeable articulate tour guide who really knows the subject. History (of Australia in particular) is Max's passion and he relates it in a very enjoyable way. We have had tours all over Australia, USA, China, SE Asia, Russia, UK, all of Western Europe and Morocco and Max is at the top of the list. He also does other tours so do yourself a BIG favour and enjoy learning about the early days of Sydney and the Rocks.
Written January 3, 2020
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toriafly
Sydney29 contributions
May 2021
We did the inaugural East Balmain walking tour with Journey Tours followed by lunch at the Fenwick. Would highly recommend. Max was great - very informative and enthusiastic about the East Balmain area. He had great props and wonderful stories which made the two hours pass fast. The lunch at the Fenwick was also delicious and very generous. Really good value day covering local history!
Written May 4, 2021
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Christine R
4 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We went on a walking tour organised through The Fenwick at Balmain. The tour went for over two hours and centred around East Balmain. Max was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable. He’d done a lot of research and relayed some fascinating and funny stories! His voice was loud and clear too! Highly recommend Journey Walks!
Written May 26, 2022
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Jane P
1 contribution
May 2021
we'd expected this to be a nice 90 ramble around East Balmain before lunch at Fenwick. It was that and much much more. Great research, engaging and interesting tour guide, loads of fun info and then a three-course lunch. A top day -- all for a very very reasonable price. Now booking on to all the Journey walks we can find!
Written May 7, 2021
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Charlene C
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
Such an enjoyable walking tour and Max has an incredible knowledgable of Sydney’s history. And there really is no better city to stroll around in the sunshine while getting an engaging download of Sydney’s past. Save your money and forget “climbing” the Harbour Bridge, this tour is far more interesting and enjoyable.
Written April 11, 2018
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A huge thanks for this fantastic feedback Charlene! I'm really glad you engaged with the tour and enjoyed Sydney's history throughout the Rocks. Best Regards Max
Written August 4, 2018
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