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Local Sydney – Aussie Food, Culture & Coffee

What you’ll do

Get off the beaten track and see Sydney from a local’s perspective!

Explore 3 historic suburbs – Pyrmont, Ultimo and Glebe – on this fun and relaxed walk, while tasting a range of iconic Aussie foods and learning about Australian culture and society.

Examples of foods sampled:
– Tim Tams
– Vegemite toast
– Flat white coffee
– Craft beer
– Oysters
– Kangaroo
– Native foods

The tour includes visits to a local cafe and finishes at the most unique pub in Sydney, complete with talking pet cockatoo!

What makes these neighbourhoods interesting? While often overlooked by both visitors and locals, Pyrmont, Ultimo & Glebe have amazing stories to tell and many hidden gems. Discover the early industrial history of the area, how it became a ghost-town and then has re-invented itself in the last few decades.

If you’re visiting Sydney, we recommend doing this early in your stay as you’ll get lots of tips to make your time in this city amazing. If you’re a local, we guarantee you’ll discover things you’ve never noticed or appreciated before.

What’s included

  • 3 hour guided activity
  • Coffee or tea
  • Snacks (5 or 6 classic Aussie foods)
  • Craft beer (or soft drink or juice)
  • Map with our personal recommendations
  • Photos shared after the tour

Tour 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: Up to 12 people (no minimum numbers). For private tours we can take more – contact us for details.

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.

Accessibility: This tour is wheelchair-friendly and accessible for guests with vision-impairments. We cover approximately 3km but the route is mostly flat. There are some stairs and inclines but we can amend the route to avoid all stairs and limit the inclines – please contact us before booking so we have advance notice. The total walking time is approximately 45 to 60 minutes, but with plenty of stops along the way.

Dietary notes: Vegetarians, vegans, guests with gluten-free diets and any other dietary requirements are more than welcome – just let us know in advance.


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From 70 AUD Duration: 3 hours
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