Your guide is an international award winning professional photographer.
Captain Arthur Phillip RN took 8 months to arrive at Port Jackson where this story starts.
Tour commences at St James Station in Hyde Park, near the Convict Barracks and St James Church.
Macquarie Street was the "posh" end of town. Here lived the officers, brickmakers, marines and was home to a tent hospital, now Sydney Hospital.
First stop is St James Church, the old Mint, Sydney Eye Hospital and the NSW Parliament. Then the Art Gallery to the Royal Botanical Gardens and the castle like stables now the Conservatory of Music. First Fleet flagship HMS Sirius and the site of Sydney's first hanging in the Rocks.
The convict side of town. Building foundations and architecture where pretty narrow streets and alleys were home to the bubonic plague, poverty, theft, gangs and prostitution. Life was tough in Old Sydney Town.
Can be combines with Sydney's Hidden Gems Photography Walking Tour
What You'll Get
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Hyde Park, Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Starts at Hyde Park on Macquaries St visiting photography locations in the park prior to moving into Macquarie St.
Leaving Hyde Park the next location is St James Church and Hyde Park Convict Barracks then onto The Mint and Sydney's heritage eye hospital with its superb arches.
Leaving the Eye Hospital the tour ventures into Martin Place for it's stunning heritage building reflections then onto the NSW Parliament (open week days) before continuing past the state library into the Royal Botanical Gardens. A brief stop for coffee then onto the Sydney Opera house via the the harbour foreshore. The tour finishes at Circular Quay wharf 4.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
Visit and photograph St James Church, The Mint, Hyde Park Barracks, Eye Hospital, Martin Place, State Library, Parliament (weekday only)
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
View the Conservatorium of Music which was a Francis Greenway stables. Walk through the Gardens to the harbour foreshore.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Photography the Opera House and harbour Bridge before moving around the cove
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Tour finish point
Duration: 5 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age is 18 years
- A minimum of 1 persons per booking is required
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- All activities
- Professional guide
- Professional photographer guide
- Private tour
- Photography equipment
St James Station, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Returns to original departure point
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