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Sydney Urban Adventures

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Address: Shop W1, Cnr Alfred St & Jetty6 | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 , Australia
Phone Number: 861434620
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Sydney Urban Adventures unlocks all the hidden secrets in one of the...

Sydney Urban Adventures unlocks all the hidden secrets in one of the world's favourite cities. Ranging from 2 hours to 1 day adventures we uncover back streets, hidden gems and fascinating sights the guide books don't tell you about.From bike tours, walking tours to our famous Rocks Pub Tour, you’ll step into the lives of locals and get acquainted with local food, culture and traditions, all in the company of an expert local guide.

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$53*
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The Rocks History and Pub Walking Tour
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$34*
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Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross
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Sydney Guided Walking Tour

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When Rum ran the Rocks

I arrived at the rendezvous and found that I was the only booking - what a surprise. Would not have been upset if the tour had been cancelled but Lucy, my fabulous tour guide for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2016
AmandaElizabeth62
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I arrived at the rendezvous and found that I was the only booking - what a surprise. Would not have been upset if the tour had been cancelled but Lucy, my fabulous tour guide for the journey, was so pleasant, friendly and welcoming. We walked around The Rocks with Lucy explaining the history of rum in the new colony. Even... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We took a 3 hour tour of The Rocks in Sydney, that included a great history of the area (and Sydney in general), dinner at a great brewpub, and a drink at another interesting bar. Our guide, Lucy, was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgable, entertaining and a great ambassador for Australia.

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Cleveland, OH
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

My girlfriend and I visited Australia for the first time to celebrate an anniversary and we booked the Walking with Conviction tour. It turned out to be a wonderfully intimate (we were alone on the tour) with our wonderful guide (Peter) tailoring the tour to our interests while giving an awesome overview of the history of The Rocks, as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Had a great tour of Sydney pubs in the historic district led by Lucy. Very knowledgeable tour guide and also a fun route to visit - all the cool bars, history of rebellions, and insights into the life of original settlers. Definitely recommend it to anyone visiting!

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Thank Gleb D
mosstravel, Owner at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Gleb D, Thanks so much for going along on our When Rum Ran the Rocks tour and for taking the time to review Sydney Urban Adventures here on TripAdvisor. I love reading reviews that mention our guides by name. Lucy has been a guide with us off and on for several years and she always gets great reviews so... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

An interesting two hours. We got a great insight into the underbelly of the Cross...the building where a ringleader of crime was shot three times before he finally succumbed to death, the pub where a vocal protester of a new development mysteriously disappeared, never to be seen again...just a few of the interesting tales.

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Thank Donna L
mosstravel, Owner at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Donna L, Thanks for coming along on Sydney Urban Adventure's Crime & Passion tour and for taking the time to review it on TripAdvisor! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself on the tour and that the stories are the things that have stuck with you. The Cross is such an interesting place filled with tales of... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Great tour of Kings Cross. Our guide Kimble was a fabulous storyteller, we got so much more than facts, we felt like we were transported back to the razor gangs and sly grog! Highly recommeded trip around the cross and back through history.

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mosstravel, Owner at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Debbie R, Thanks so much for coming along on Sydney Urban Adventures Kings Cross tour and for taking the time to review it here on Tripadvisor. Also thanks for naming Kimball as your guide. He is one of our best and certainly has the gift for storytelling! It is amazing how though a great story you can be transported... More 

Washington, UK
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199 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Beware of any tours organised by two feet and a heartbeat or urban adventures Sydney. I booked the Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross which wasn't far from my hotel and I thought it would be the perfect end to a trip to Sydney. Instead I couldn't be further disappointed. I went out to the meeting point... More 

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mosstravel, Owner at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Paul W, Thanks for taking the time to review us here on Tripadvisor. It is unfortunate that you were unable to come along on a tour with Sydney Urban Adventures. To our dismay the booking agent that took your reservation failed to inform us in time that you would be coming on a tour. We certainly would never leave... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was so great, very informative, and a perfect 2 hour walking tour, which showed us all the top main sites & history of Sydney. It was more like walking with a new friend, rather than a stranger/tour guide. Many thanks for your hospitality!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Alison was amazing and very informative. She had a true passion for her job. She shared so many stories and facts with us. We enjoyed it a lot! Definitely would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the razorhurst times or who has watched the golden mile underbelly! Thanks so much alison 😊

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Stephen was a passionate and factual guide. He answered all our questions and gave us personal insights to living in the area. The history was fascinating! Thanks!

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.