Our tour commences outside Sydney Town Hall, conveniently situated opposite the historic Queen Victoria Building. From there, we’ll proceed past the towering skyscrapers, making our way towards Darling Harbour. Here, we’ll take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking vista before running alongside the Sydney Aquarium and into the vibrant Barangaroo district.
This area, once an essential hunting and fishing ground for the Aboriginal Gadigal people, has evolved into one of Sydney’s latest urban developments, boasting an array of pubs, clubs, and restaurants. Continuing our route, we’ll pass the captivating Crown Casino building and follow the tranquil edge of Barangaroo Reserve—a place steeped in history that offers a peaceful escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.
Our journey will then lead us along the waterfront, past the historic piers of Walsh Bay, culminating in a run beneath the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge—an ideal spot for capturing memorable photographs. We’ll proceed through The Rocks, navigating the bustling hub of Circular Quay, and circumnavigate the world-renowned Sydney Opera House, affording you an up-close encounter with this iconic structure and numerous opportunities for incredible photos. This performing arts venue, built on land once utilized for cattle keeping, has graced the historic Bennelong Point since 1973.
Next, we’ll venture into the exquisite Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens, the oldest scientific institution in Australia, featuring a remarkable array of 4,000 trees and 8,900 plant species. Here, we’ll also delve into the story of how park rangers successfully managed to relocate a colony of 20,000 flying foxes that had caused considerable harm to valuable trees. After a brief ascent past Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, we’ll continue our waterside journey, enjoying panoramic views towards the iconic “Finger Wharf” in Woolloomooloo.
As we pass by the Art Gallery of New South Wales and traverse through the Domain Precinct, you’ll have the opportunity to savour the expanses of pathways set against a backdrop of captivating skyline views. Our route will then lead us into Hyde Park, with an optional extension to witness the impressive pond and monument of the Anzac Memorial. Finally, we’ll wind our way back amid the skyscrapers, concluding our circuit at Sydney Town Hall.