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Hidden Sydney – Stories, Food & Coffee

What you’ll do

Get off the beaten track and see a different side of Sydney! Join a fun and relaxed walk through the inner-city suburbs of Pyrmont, Ultimo and Glebe. Often ignored by visitors and locals alike, these old neighbourhoods are bursting with stories and hidden gems.

On this walk, you’ll learn why there are so many pubs in this part of Sydney and what a “VIP Lounge” is, discover the Aboriginal and early European history of the area and be surprised by our choice for Australia’s “national dish”. You’ll also see why this is one of the most multicultural parts of Australia, gain an insight into our unique sense of humour and find out some Aussie slang along the way.

We’ll stop for a coffee at a favourite local cafe mid-way through the walk, and at the end, we finish with a glass of delicious local craft beer at one of the most unique pubs you’ll find in Sydney – complete with a talking pet cockatoo! If visiting Sydney, we recommend doing this early in your Sydney stay as you’ll get lots of tips to make your time in this city amazing.

What’s included

  • 3 hour guided activity
  • Coffee or tea
  • Snacks
  • Craft beer (or soft drink or juice)
  • Map with our personal recommendations
  • Photos shared after the tour

Group details

Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples, small groups and families. You’ll be in a fun and friendly group consisting of locals and travellers.

Group size: 4 – 12 people

Age range: This tour is great for all ages. We’ve had everything from 8 month-olds to 80-year-olds. Everyone is welcome!

Start location: Pyrmont Bridge, Darling Harbour. We meet at the yellow and green control tower which is in the middle of Pyrmont Bridge (the pedestrian bridge in Darling Harbour).

End location: Friend in Hand Hotel, Glebe. From here, it is a 2-minute walk to Glebe Point Rd (where you can catch a bus back to the city) or a 20-minute walk back to the start location.


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From $50 Duration: 3 hours
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