THE STORY OF SYDNEY, FROM INDIGENOUS BEGINNINGS
  • Price – $12
  • Duration – 105 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location – The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
  • Suitable for – Year 3 & 4 students

Imagine a Sydney, hundreds of years ago where a local Cadigal people lived happily with their land, their harbour and bush. Every aspect of their lives was connected to this land. When the First Fleet arrived on their shores, claiming the land as their own, their lives were to be changed forever.

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EARLY SYDNEY, BEFORE & AFTER COLONISATION
  • Price – $12
  • Duration – 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location – The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
  • Suitable for – Year 3 & 4 students

Whether you were an Aborigine, a convict, free settler or officer, life in early colonial Sydney was agonising and frightening. Students will experience the different lives of early settlers as they each become a character from this time.

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CLASSIC ROCKS HISTORICAL GUIDED TOUR
  • Price – $35
  • Duration – 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location – The Rocks, Sydney, NSW

Sydney is rich in history and heritage, and a guided tour of The Rocks is simply the best way to experience it! Hear tales of convicts, crime and punishment. Walk the old laneways and explore the preserved sites where over 200 years ago it all happened.

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Sydney WalksWalking Tours

The locals here refer to themselves as Sydneysiders, and the harbour bridge as the Coathanger. As casual as that may seem, we are all immensely proud of our city and our culture. For almost 20 years, Sydney Walks have led thousands of proud locals, visitors and students on interesting and informative tours around Sydney.

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Discover the history of Sydney with one of our historical walking tours. Our guides will take you on a journey through time as you visit historic sites connected to the first European settlement in Australia. Consider the original Aboriginal inhabitants of the Sydney area, and learn how the earliest contact with the Europeans was often fierce but sometimes friendly. Hear factual and insightful accounts of Sydney through its centuries from our expert local Sydney guides.

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As well as exploring Sydney’s architecture from the street, we also take a look behind the scenes with our unique Construction Tours, where we visit Sydney’s iconic buildings as they are transformed, re-purposed or refurbished. Our Construction Tours discuss the history of the sites, the architects, and their vision and inspiration behind the designs. Explore building sites, view plans and designs, and discuss the challenges encountered. If you have any interest in architecture, building and construction, then this is a must-do activity in Sydney.

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Sydney is one of the most ethnically diverse and culturally vibrant cities in the world. With so much to see and do, the best way to absorb Sydney’s true culture is with a local Sydney Walks tour guide. Whether it’s an introduction to learn about Sydney and Australia, or you live here and want a truly memorable day out for your overseas visitors, we can tailor a walk, an experience or adventure in Sydney to remember.

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Bring your students on an educational school excursion to The Rocks in Sydney, where they will discover first hand what life was like in Colonial Sydney. Visit the actual place where the First Fleet arrived over 200 years ago, and learn about the consequences of colonisation for both the Cadigal people and the newcomers. Our historical walks have been developed for stage 2 students in year 3 and year 4 studying HSIE History, First Contacts and Community and Remembrance content areas.

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Sydney Walks specialises in educational walking tours for Primary School students. Our walks are curriculum linked, and provide context and authenticity to complement the students’ classroom activities. We have tailored several historical walks specifically for school excursions in Sydney, which have been developed for stage 3 students in year 5 and year 6 studying HSIE History, The Australian Colonies and Australia as a Nation content areas.

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