Bespoke Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour of Inner Sydney

It’s not just the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge! A short way from Sydney’s iconic attractions are hidden gems that show both the history of our city and its contemporary sparkle. Here are some of our favourites:

White Rabbit Gallery and neighbouring One Central Park

Brett Whiteley Studio

Sydney University

Short walking tour of Balmain and Ballast Point

New South Wales State Library

Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens

The Grounds at Alexandria

Artisan distillery or microbrewery at the end of the day

These places are reasonably close to the city (within 10-30 minutes).

Let us know which destinations interest you and we will reply with a day plan for your approval.

The day includes a nutritious picnic lunch. You may also choose to add a place from one of our other tours (except the Blue Mountains). Why not spend some time in Manly or Bondi Beach, or further a field and then head to your personal selection from the above list. Get in touch and we can provide more options.

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  • What's included :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch - A nutritious lunch, with baguettes, two salads and a choice of cheese, tomato and ham fillings.
    • digital SLR photographs of your group at the places we visit
    • 1 Sydney Nimble designer T shirt
    • Snacks - Fruit or muesli bars throughout the day
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fee to Police and Justice Museum ($12)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: White Rabbit Gallery, 30 Balfour Street Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2008 Australia

    White Rabbit Gallery and the Brett Whiteley Studio are located in the inner city areas of Sydney. If you enjoy art you will like these galleries. The White Rabbit Gallery contains one of the world's most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art, with an emphasis on 21st Century art.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: University of Sydney, 2006, Sydney, New South Wales 2006 Australia

    The University of Sydney was Australia's first university and its campus is ranked in the top 10 of most beautiful campuses in the world. It is an internationally renowned university, has a rich history and some wonderful sandstone heritage buildings. We may also visit the Chau Chak Wing Museum, which is a treat in itself.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Balmain Market, 223 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041 Australia

    See some heritage architecture, harbour views, a quircky neighbourhood and an ubran renewal project when we do two short walks around Balmain and Ballast Point.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

    Often overlooked by tourists the state library which opened in 1869 has the magnificent Mitchell reading room with books located on the walls over three levels. The library offers a changing exhibition program that can be seen on the first level.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

    The Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens is located to the east of the city and is an expansive park covering 30 hectares. It contains an outstanding collection of plants and trees from Australia and overseas. If you like nature and would like to see some native flora the Royal Botanic Gardens warrant at least an hour or two of your time.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper St Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010 Australia

    The Brett Whiteley Studio was the home and studio of renowned contemporary Australian artist, Brett Whiteley from 1987 until 1992. It contains paintings, drawings, sculpture, unfinished art and personal items. The studio provides a unique view of this highly talented artist's world.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: El Alamein Memorial Fountain, 64-68 MacLeay Street Fitzroy Gardens, Sydney, New South Wales 2011 Australia

    We may also visit historical, art deco buildings or other places of interest in the inner city of Sydney. We will send you some more detailed information on the options in this respect if interested.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Travellers are picked up from accommodation and dropped off at accommodation.
    Return Detail :
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-137441P5

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