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Sydneys Hidden Little Laneways

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    From: $40 AUD per person
  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Avg Distance

    6 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    7 days a week, 10am

  • Starting Location

    The Strand Arcade 412-414 George Street ,Sydney

  • Price Includes

    Local licensed guide, Enjoy Informative commentary by your Ringer* tour guide, Get a vocabulary lesson on Aussie slang throughout the tour, Appreciate the coffee/tea stop at the conclusion of the tour.

  • Notes

    Always wear comfortable shoes and keep an umbrella and raincoat handy. Price excludes: Entrance fees, Hotel pick-up and drop off, Food and beverages (not mentioned), Gratuities/Tips (optional), Coffee/tea purchases, Food purchases, Drink purchases, Items of a personal nature.


  • Get an insider's perspective on Sydney’s many and varied laneways by your local Ringer* - "Ringer*" the best available
  • Run by a "Fair Dinkum" Australian tour guide
  • Learn about the evolution of Sydney from a penal colony to a modern metropolis
  • Discover the history of Sydney as you venture down the backstreets of popular inner city streets
  • View some of Sydney's popular icons including the Rocks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.




Trip Info

Walk around Sydney with a local and explore the hidden “secrets” of this picturesque city .You will enjoy highlights of the city and see over 200 years of history come to life.

What to expect:
Sydney was settled around a freshwater stream that formed the back boundary of properties fronting the earliest main streets, and a series of informal paths provided rear access to gardens, stables and storage areas.

In time, these laneways became formalised, oblivious to any planner’s grid. Other laneways developed to provide access to the rear of commercial buildings that came to dominate the area. Charming walkways or grungy service lanes, today they contribute complexity to the tapestry of the city.

Explore Sydney’s hidden sights on this 2-hour walking tour along the historic Tank Stream. Discover the bizarre backstories and incredible histories of the city’s sights as you take the least-walked path through downtown Sydney – a great local experience!

Experience Sydney from a local perspective by checking out the major sights and learning about the city’s history without feeling like a tourist. This Sydney tour is factual, funny, irreverent, and anecdotal – a great local experience!

See all the city icons, including The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Sydney Opera House, but explore them in a way most tourists don’t. You’ll be taken on the least-walked path through Sydney and meander through this fascinating city’s tumultuous history and into the modern day.

Among others, we will walk on the Tank Stream, which today runs silently through a city drain below the pavement of the Tank Stream Way, walk through narrow lanes such as Palings Lane, which despite its very contemporary feeling, has been on or close to here for a long time.

We will end our walk by following in the footsteps of the nineteenth century working-class man that will lead us through The Rocks district. Let us show you our city and inform you about its history and culture

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