Cultural & Theme Tours
Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see. With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
Escape the city ! For those who think they have seen everything Sydney has to offer discover these hidden gem locations.
The South Coast tour is the only one of its kind that includes the coastline, dairy countryside and remote beach and bush trails. A truly Aussie day out with a gourmet BBQ lunch and discover aboriginal engravings. Walk across remote beaches, spot wildlife, visit Kiama Blowhole and take a swim. The Blowhole elevation allows for great ocean viewing and opportunity to spot whales during their migration season (May – November).
Our return scenic drive past some of the best local beaches in the Illawarra and South Coast region before sweeping over the Sea Cliff Bridge and onto Bald Hill.
Our last walk is across a remote sandy beach to view five aboriginal engravings in the late afternoon sun. Look out across the ocean as the sun sets and you may just see a pod of dolphins swimming by. A truly authentic adventure and a memorable day in the Australian countryside.
Come & explore the unspoilt wilderness on Sydney's northern doorstep, just 45 minutes from the CBD - The mighty Lower Hawkesbury. See shipwrecks and waterfalls, hear the Indigenous heritage and settlers’ history – all from our stable and stylish double sit-on top kayaks.. The perfect way to experience this incredible Country.
Paddle past the towering sandstone cliffs, pull in to untouched beaches for a coffee, explore the waterfront communities where life goes by without roads. Take a short hike to an clifftop lookout with incredible views over the water.
Get up close and personal with this magnificent waterway, on a tour to remember
Spend your time in port falling in love with Sydney on this two-hour guided walking tour. See Sydney’s main sights on your shore excursion, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the historic Rocks precinct and Hyde Park. Learn Sydney's secrets and unravel its history on this guided tour through the heart of the city's popular sightseeing district.
Take a walk on the dark side - revisit the scenes of the crimes.
Retrace the steps of Sydney's most infamous. Descend into the murky world of the past. Relive a time that proves truth is far stranger than fiction. Book your ticket for a unique investigation into a dark and crime ridden history.
100% True - 100% Unbelievable.......stories the city tried to forget.......
Meets at Parbury Lane, just opposite the Sydney Harbour Bridge in The Rocks. Bring comfortable shoes.
Sydney’s world-famous Mardi Gras is the evolution of 200 years of LGBTQ history in Sydney. From the gay governor whose conduct scandalised the British Empire to the bright lights of the gay strip on Oxford Street, hear the stories and see the sites that define Sydney as one of the friendliest cities for LGBTQ culture in the world on your very own private tour.
Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience powered by Urban Adventures.
Get to know Sydney on this 2-hour walking tour that takes in the city’s most popular sights: Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Rocks and more. With a knowledgeable local guide, explore Sydney as you learn little-known facts about the city’s early settlement days. Limited to just 12 people, it provides a small-group experience.
Take a day trip from Sydney to Canberra, the capital of Australia, to explore the city's attractions and architecture. Accompanied by a guide, learn about the futuristic planning that makes Canberra one of the world's most modern cities, and visit Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial. Plus enjoy free time to check out the National Museum of Australia OR National Gallery of Australia. A visit to the Floriade Flower Festival is included from mid September to mid October.
The only brewery walking tour in Sydney visits 3 Inner West breweries with tastings and tours in each.
Go behind the scenes to learn more about the breweries, from how they started, their brewing process, the brewing ethos of the brand and of course their beer!
Your expert local guide will take you through the history of beer, covering its ingredients, a technical tour of the breweries, a beer tasting session at each brewery all while walking within the golden triangle of Sydney’s indie craft beer, Marrickville.
Guests also receive a Dave's Pub & Brewery Tours hat and keyring bottle opener!
Sydney’s world-famous Mardi Gras is the evolution of 200 years of gay and lesbian history in Sydney. From the gay governor whose conduct scandalised the British Empire to the bright lights of the gay strip on Oxford Street, hear the stories and see the sites that define Sydney as one of the friendliest cities for gay and lesbian culture in the world.
Another ultimate in escape. Visit the Jenolan Caves with us as we pick you up from your hotel in our car, driving up in comfort. Stop along the way through the villages in Blue Mountains. Arrive and go deep down below the earth, tour the oldest caves system in the world on a guided tour and finally see the difference between a stalagmite and stalactite.
Immerse yourself in the large caverns, marvellous underground rivers, and magical wonder of Jenolan Caves. People of any age and fitness level can make this trip and walk through the cave systems from easy to the more challenging.
Really the caves system is nature at its dazzling best. Truly a must if you have the time. As soon as you see the the Grand Arch, the Jenolan Caves entrance you know you will have made the right choice to come along on this tour.
Consider, turn a Blue Mountains day tour into a longer trip and stay overnight at the foothills of the Blue Mountains and tour to caves the following day for outstanding value.
Walk along the foreshore from Milson's Point to Lavender Bay, soaking up spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge before exploring iconic Luna Park's local artwork and unique funfair atmosphere. Wander between an Australian bushland setting and beautiful Lavender Bay’s poignant reminders of a maritime boat-building past, until you find yourself in a secret, paradisiacal garden created on wasteland by noted cultural identity and local Lavender Bay resident, Wendy Whiteley.
There are numerous locations that are part of the walk where you might want to linger. Wendy's Secret Garden at the end of the tour is a tranquil haven for a rest or picnic lunch.
The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
Free-spirited, bohemian, hipster or shabby chic - whatever you want to call them, Newtown and Enmore are Sydney’s most eclectic neighbourhoods. Locals ride by on bikes they built themselves, you never really know what you’re going to find in the multitude of thrift stores that have set up shop here and Aussie cafe culture reigns. These neighbourhoods like life on the alternative side of things, and the locals have turned their quarter into enclaves of artistic counter culture where you could just as easily stumble upon an avant-garde movie screening as enjoy a picnic in the park, sip locally brewed craft beer on a rooftop as rub shoulders with boho fashionistas in the boutiques along King Street. Left leaning with more vintage shops, galleries, small venues, theatres and parks than you could ever wish for, you’ll never be short of things to do on a jaunt into Newtown and Enmore.
Choose the luxury option and take a private tour of the Blue Mountains World Heritage region from Sydney. You’ll enjoy a picnic morning tea at Calmsley Hill Farm and stop for amazing views at remote lookouts. Lunch is included, with a choice of Modern Australian dining at Echoes Restaurant or a Cafe style lunch at the Boiler House Cafe at the Hydro Magestic.