Cultural & Theme Tours
Venture past Sydney’s central business district to where locals live and play, with a guide from Urban Adventures on a tour inspired by The New York Times. From a Sydney Harbour ferry, experience water views of Sydney icons. Find out why Sydneysiders have been traveling to Manly Beach since the 1850s. Meet an First Peoples of Australia elder and learn to make music on clapsticks. Savor local delicacies and hear the stories behind First Peoples of Australia art.
Everything about this boutique tour is tailored for your maximum enjoyment. Your guide Graeme Philipson is a successful travel writer and long-time Sydney resident with a degree in Australian history. Maximum two couples or one family (with some exceptions).
This is a special tour for discerning visitors. The aim is to get behind-the-scenes and see how the locals live.
Sydney is one of the world’s most attractive and exciting cities. You can’t hope to see it all in a day or even a week. But we can try!
Sydney has so much to offer. To make it easy we work with you to tailor your visit, concentrating on the things you want to see and the experiences you want to have. Many of them blend into each other.
We’ll spend some time beforehand working at an itinerary that best matches your interests. And if you want to make it up as we go along, that’s fine too!
Explore Canberra without the hassle of navigating on an overnight trip from Sydney, with round-trip transport and accommodation included. Our tour includes Grand Pacific Drive when we are on our way to Canberra! Unlike most group tours, day two offers free time to explore the city at your own pace before the return trip to Sydney.
For those who think they have seen everything Sydney has to offer, enjoy a full day tour to appreciate the Aussie culture, countryside and coastline.Get away from the city, away from the tourist trodden places and discover the beauty of our Illawarra coastline, beaches and bush just 100 minutes south of Sydney.
Visit the dairy farmlands and green valleys of Jamberoo and enjoy a gourmet lunch. Spot our wildlife, the whales during their migration season (May - October) or dive in for a swim at a remote beach. Walk along a remote trek in the Royal National Park to discover aboriginal engravings.
Share an Aussie day out with us to enjoy our culture, countryside and way of life. A full 11 hour tour.
NOTE: We can customize this tour to include a winery, Wildlife Park, 5 star lunch or the cottage shops of Berry
Meet your local guide or “Local Legend” as we like to call them, at the MCA, located on the Sydney Harbour foreshore. Your guide will give you all the hot tips and show you where you’ll snap the best Instagram photos of the iconic Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the famous Manly Ferry.
You’ll travel to the Eastern suburbs to discover hidden secrets only known by the locals before heading to Sydney’s bustling Inner West, famous for its alternative lifestyle, funky cafés and eclectic Street Art.
You’ll visit Black Star Pastry where you’ll enjoy an included coffee and have the opportunity to taste a piece of the world’s most instagrammed cake before your guide takes you on a journey through the back streets of Newtown to discover Street Art.
The final stop is The Grounds of Alexandria, an instagrammer’s paradise! Spend as much time as you like snapping away and enjoying the mind-blowing art installations and instaworthy food and drinks "The Grounds" is known for.
What could be more thrilling than flying through the streets of Sydney on two wheels? Experience the child-like joy that only comes from biking as you whiz around taking in everything from the colonial-era Cadmans Cottage to the trendy spaces of the Museum of Contemporary Art and beyond. Cycling is a locals’ favorite way to get around. So hop on, blend in, and set off to discover Sydney. You’ll be surprised by how much more you can see when you explore by bike.
Sydney is a city that embraces the outdoor lifestyle, with a fantastic mix of neighborhoods and open spaces to explore. By bike, you can see it all. As well as checking out the unmissable Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, you’ll get off the tourist trail and discover a side to Sydney that only the locals see. Your cycle-loving host will be by your side at all times, so follow their lead for an easy-going ride.
Step back to a magical time when rum was a currency, and Sydney's harbourside area of the Rocks was filthy rich with it. See local drinkers in their natural habitat, join them in their ablutions and learn about why rum was worth rebelling for… then and now. The best thing is, because this is a private tour, we can adjust the itinerary to suit you, so let us know when you’re booking if there any special places you are dying to visit near the Rocks!
Our tour begins in Sydney Cove, the ferry terminal in the city. We’ll start with the Aboriginal groups that lived here and their culture, and then discuss the arrival of the First Fleet. Using this cove as our text, we’ll look at the British project in Australia through the lens of this first contact and settlement. Our tour will lead through a variety of topics, including the division of the city along class lines, the status and contributions of convicts, and displacement of Aboriginal groups. Our walk will take any variety of paths, depending on the interests and the background of the historian leading it. However, a few key sites will be considered, including the Museum of Sydney, which occupies the site (and preserves the remains) of Australia’s first Government House, the convict-built obelisk on Macquarie Street, and salvaged remains of one of the First Fleet ships lost in the South Pacific. We’ll emerge from our time together with a sharper sense for Sydney's history.
First time in Sydney? Wondering where to go and what to see in this colorful city? We got you! Kickstart your time in Sydney with a 90-minute introduction to the city with the help of your favorite local. See the main highlights of Sydney and discover the best the city has to offer. Your local host will answer all of your travel questions and will provide you with local insights and recommendations according to your liking.
On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of Sydney, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the city. Go to the world-famous Opera House, the incredible Circular Quay, and find out where locals look for the best timepiece in town. Hear all about how an observatory was created for a rebellion that never came and more. Ready for a unique private trip into this mix of history and modern culture?
Wondering about the best places for food and drinks? Get your personal recommendations from your local host.
Whilst exploring the lands of the Aboriginal People, we pay our utmost respects to those past,present and emerging.
My love and enthusiasm for Sydney inspired me to launch my own tours.
Join us for 3 hours of walking,chatting,driving,and hearing some local history & facts about this visually beautiful area.
I am more than happy to make some restaurant recommendations for you in any cuisine you prefer. See spots that the locals Love and are not very easy to find !!
"we go where the buses don't go"
"Live like a Local with us for a Few hours"
I'm looking forward to meeting you and hope you enjoy what is enthusiastically on offer
Poihākena tours: stories of Māori in Sydney is based in The Rocks where Māori have lived, loved, visited, traded and worked for over 225 years. It is the only Māori tour in Australia, where one in five Māori now live. Poihākena tours are led by Māori Guides, passionate and knowledgeable about Māori Culture and history.
Capture Sydney Harbour and its famous landmarks such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge at its best with award winning photographer. You will be guided to the best spots, some only known to locals, to witness the city at sunset and create those postcard perfect images. This 2.5 hours walking and shooting tour is the best way to experience Sydney in magical lights. You will be shown how to work with your camera settings. This tour suits professional photographers or enthusiasts. Tours available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Bahasa.
Leave busy Sydney behind for wilderness and wine on a 3-day tour to the Blue Mountains National Park and Hunter Valley wine region. Admire the beauty of the Jamison Valley, the Three Sisters, Katoomba, Govetts Leap and Wollemi National Park. Then head to the Hunter Valley for wine tastings, delicious winery meals, optional activities and free time to explore. With numbers limited to 17 people and deluxe overnight accommodations, you can see a lot and relax on this small-group tour.
Stand Up Paddleboarding operating every Saturday and Sunday:
Mid week tours available during school holidays and for group of 4 or more
Meeting location: The Basin Campground
Duration: 90 Minutes
Friendly experienced and informative local guide
1 hour Stand Up Paddle Safari + 30 min self guided (total 90 minute experience)
All equipment included
Photos package available
Our tour gives you more than just a locals perspective of this beautiful stretch of coastline. Join us as we share with you our knowledge on this fascinating area, from aboriginal history, european history and all the elements of the natural environment. We'll take you to the best photo spots and leave you with a lifetime memory and appreciation for this incredible coastal walk.