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Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Museum Walking Tour

1. Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Museum Walking Tour

The SCG Guided Walking Tour is fascinating journey behind the scenes of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and the SCG Museum. The precinct is Sydney’s home of sport where international sporting heroes play cricket, rugby union, rugby league, football/soccer, and Australian Football League (AFL). Her entertaining stories of players, spectators and events as you take in the sporting architecture and ambience of the SCG. Venture behind the scenes of the Sydney Cricket Ground and see the field of play, the player’s dressing rooms, the historic members reserve, the media centre, the Walk of Honour, and the SCG Museum. With exclusive entry to the SCG Museum, you can see sporting treasures such as prized bats, balls and other cricket memorabilia: rugby league, football and AFL sporting treasures: and various featured temporary museum exhibits.

Sydney: True Crime Tour

2. Sydney: True Crime Tour

Uncover Sydney's disturbing criminal past as you take a stroll through one of Australia's oldest settlements. Marvel at the stories of your knowledgeable guide, and discover the mysteries that lie beneath the streets of historic Sydney. Set off from the meeting point, and amble through some of Sydney's hidden alleyways and nooks, enjoying incredible photo and sightseeing opportunities along the way. Learn about stories that did not make it into the official history books, but which remain 100% true, if not also almost 100% unbelievable. Join an investigation into a dark and crime-ridden history, and see if you can put the facts together for yourself. Perfect for history buffs or lovers of true crime, this tour will engross you with tales of infamous crimes that unfolded right where you stand, and show you the dark side that Sydney has tried to forget.

Sydney: Opera House Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

3. Sydney: Opera House Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

Join a walking tour to explore the halls and foyer spaces of the Sydney Opera House with your entrance ticket. Learn what makes this building a World Heritage-listed masterpiece from your guide. You might catch a rehearsal in action or the crew working on a set. Discover the stories, history, and magic of the Sydney Opera House as you follow your guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. Explore some of the 1,000 rooms, 300 corridors, and hundreds of tales and secrets.  Step inside the inspired theatres where more than 1800 performances come to life each year and learn how the Danish architect Jorn Utzon's groundbreaking design and vision for world-class performing art came into existence.

Sydney: The Rocks 90-Minute Walking Tour

4. Sydney: The Rocks 90-Minute Walking Tour

Join a specialist local guide and visit The Rocks, a historic area that features some of the oldest colonial buildings in Sydney and some of the best views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Hear stories about the early days of British Australian settlement on a 90-minute guided walk. Your tour group is limited to a maximum of 25 participants and you’ll walk at a leisurely pace along a 2-kilometer route. Tour highlights include: • The shoreline of sparkling Sydney Cove • Views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge • Cadman's Cottage, Sydney’s oldest surviving cottage, built in 1816 • Campbell's Cove, offering fantastic views of the Sydney Opera House • Harbour Bridge and Campbell’s Cove wharves • Foundation Park, one of The Rocks’ best-kept secrets • The awe-inspiring Argyle Cut • George Street, Greenway Lane, Kendall Lane, Suez Canal and Nurses Walk

Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour

5. Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour

Venture back to historic Sydney, a time when prisoners and ex-convicts ran amok and public executions were commonplace. The Rocks Push gang ruled the street and slums were overrun with mass burial pits. Discover this dark time in Sydney's history through sly grog haunts and opium dens. Meet ghosts searching for their loved ones and seeking revenge on those who crossed them. Join this tour in search of the lost souls lingering in hidden Sydney.  Your ghost tour includes a 90-minute walking tour with trained guides to help you see and feel the great history of Sydney. You'll also get the chance to visit a haunted site, not open to the public. 

Sydney Convicts, History & The Rocks 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

6. Sydney Convicts, History & The Rocks 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Join this tour for an immersive exploration of Sydney’s notorious heritage as you uncover the stories, sights and secrets of its hidden convict origins in The Rocks. As you navigate your way past the forgotten relics and ruins of this historic quarter, your guide will unpack the process of criminal transportation to Australia and its immediate effect on Sydney’s indigenous population at the turn of the 19th century. You'll discover the curious case of the convict architect and the ambitious Governor who wanted to decorate the prison settlement, and you’ll retrace the steps of the teenage girl who rose from chains to riches by conquering Sydney’s economy. Expect unique examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture, hidden corridors, convict cut sandstone, abandoned slums and enormous cellars for spirits and stores. Get lost in charm of The Rocks as its past is brought back to life by your expert history guide, and develop a d great understanding about how early Sydney came to be. Crafted to suit both locals and visitors, this tour will keep your eyes wide open, your ears pricked and your imagination ignited.

Sydney's Ultimate Live Escape Room

7. Sydney's Ultimate Live Escape Room

Get ready for an adventure that brings the classic point-and-click adventure game out of your PC and into real life. Locked in a room with your group of friends, you must find clues, crack codes, and solve the mystery to escape before your time runs out. This experience takes you more than 100 years back in time as you play the role of famous detectives from London on the hunt for a suspect's identity. You have an hour to crack the case, after which you can relax in a luxurious lounge, grab a drink, chat about your experience, and try out some period costumes for a few photos. With challenges for sleuths of all ages and backgrounds, the activity is designed to suit anyone with a penchant for puzzles and a sense of fun. If you get stuck, you can call on a game master for help, and if you have a bigger group, you can reserve 2 identical rooms to see who can solve the mystery first.

Kirribilli: Private Picnic for 2 with Sydney Harbor Views

8. Kirribilli: Private Picnic for 2 with Sydney Harbor Views

Enjoy some of the best views of Sydney on this private picnic for two at Copes Lookout in Kirribilli. Admire the Opera House and Harbor Bridge as you look out over the iconic Sydney Harbor. Sit down at a table decorated with flowers and a table cloth. Feel the comfort of plush cushions and a soft rug as you lean back and take in the harbor views. Snack on a delectable antipasto grazing board with plates, cutlery, and napkins. Drink from Champagne flutes and water glasses. Sip on ice-chilled orange juice, sparkling apple juice or alcohol-free sparkling wine. Play your favorite music with the Bluetooth speaker. Make someone feel special with a personalized message board. Feel good about your purchase, as for every picnic, 10 meals will be delivered to hungry Australians through a partnership with a for-impact organization.

Sydney: The Rocks Pub Tour with Meal

9. Sydney: The Rocks Pub Tour with Meal

This 2.5-hour walking tour visits the great historic pubs of Sydney's beautiful 'The Rocks'. Retrace the footsteps of famous convicts, larrikin gangs, and local celebrities as you share a drink in 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs. Learn the secret behind which of the 4 claims to be Sydney's oldest pub, and enjoy a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink in each. Continue the fascinating tour with a walk through the alleys and cobbled streets of The Rocks, and learn the captivating stories of Australia's first European settlement. Savor a delicious pre or post-tour meal and drink at an iconic Aussie Pub. Choose from a selection of gourmet pizzas, burgers or salads plus any tap beer, cider, house wine, or soft drink. Present your order confirmation to the Duty Manager at the bar. If choosing to have your meal before the tour, do not order food with less than 1 hour before the tour starts.

Sydney: Urban Winery Wine Tasting Tour with Cheese Platter

10. Sydney: Urban Winery Wine Tasting Tour with Cheese Platter

Experience Sydney's first true urban winery at the A.Retief wine label. After being greeted at the winery, your group will be taken on a tour through the facility to experience the art of the wine-making process. Upon arriving at the tasting table, enjoy a six-glass wine flight from three different regions of New South Wales. Generally, these are two whites, a rose, and three reds. Learn how to taste wine and receive a booklet covering the wine regions of New South Wales and tasting notes from the wines tried. During the tasting session you'll enjoy shared platters of New South Wales charcuterie and cheese boards at your table.

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,572 reviews

Super fun and interesting tour! Great views too. Our guide, Emily was incredible…. Witty, smart, entertaining….. she took great care of us and lead us through an awesome tour. Would highly recommend!

A fun, informative walking tour, with lots of real life crime stories. The stories really come to life when you’re standing exactly where the event happened.

The tour guide was passionate and full of information. I would highly recommend the tour!

Our guide Dave was fun and informative! The tour was great we saw so much of the city!

A pleasant and informative tour that helped to fill the gaps in our Sydney experience.