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Journey Walks

#13 of 706 Tours in Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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About Journey Walks
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!
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Founded as a convict colony, Sydney’s history is simply fascinating. Discover it with a local historian on this small-group walking tour of The Rocks, which wraps up inside a converted 19th Century storehouse with a cobblestone beer-garden. See a scale model of the area in Customs House; visit historic slums, speakeasies, and ruins in The Rocks’ cobbled lanes; and hear tales of derring-do as you visit the landmarks in Macquarie Place.
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YeMon T Molyneux wrote a review May 19
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Max at Journey Walks did such a fantastic job. We had booked in the Convict Colony Tour for a social event and the team absolutely loved it - since the tour all I've heard have been positive reviews and how brilliant Max and tour was. Thank you!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Alison D wrote a review May 11
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Very informative, fun, walking tour. Got to see parts of The Rocks out would never stumble across on your own. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Lyn P wrote a review May 9
Hobart, Australia2 contributions
A must see for anyone interested in history! Excellent commentary with walking at a gentle pace. Even if you think you know the history of the Rocks there is more to learn on this walk, including diss houses, larrikins, Suez Canal and opium dens.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Doher wrote a review May 7
Singapore, Singapore34 contributions14 helpful votes
Excellent tour learnt so much Matt was extremely knowledgeable really enjoyed the tour would definitely recommend anyone to do this walking experience whilst in Sydney
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Lobel C wrote a review Apr 2022
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We did the tour in April 2022 and enjoyed all 2.5 hours of it. Max was very engaging and enthusiastic and held our interest the whole time with the stories and the places he took us. We had no idea what to expect but came out learning a lot and having a great time. Our two boys (16 and 12) were equally engaged, so we would highly recommend it for kids as well as adults.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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