A TRULY SYDNEY ADVENTURE WITH LUNCH
TOUR DESCRIPTION: Join us for a half day exploration of some of Sydney’s most historic and picturesque locations with a gourmet lunch served in the middle.
WHERE: Taking place at Circular Quay, The City (especially Macquarie St) Hyde Park, The Domain and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
DURATION: 1.5 hours before lunch. 45 mins for lunch. 1 hour after lunch.
INCLUSIONS: Gourmet lunch at Botanica Restaurant (starter and main)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This tour is packed to the brim with sights, stories and social moments.
Your guide will lead you through Sydneys colonial transformation at it pioneered England’s convict experiment, a place that defied the odds to become Australia’s founding city.
Discover the grand colonial structures of old Sydney Town that transformed the city in the golden age of Georgian construction. Unearth the secrets of the convict barracks, the scandals of the rum hospital, the irony of the mint & the former use of Hyde Park. Before continuing to explore through the wonders of the Governor’s Domain, known to us now as the Royal Botanical Gardens.
This is a one of kind walking tour that will take you on a journey through the fascinating history of Sydney with a focus on the time of Governor Macquarie and his obsession with architecture & exotic gardens.
Best of all, the adventure will pause half-way at BOTANICA, a fine-dining restaurant in the picturesque heart of the Botanical gardens. A delicious contemporary Australian meal of your choice is included as you chat through stories with your group and guide.
Continue your journey through hidden corners of the Botanical Gardens where rare tropical natives and spectacular trees are ripe with with stories of their own. See what’s still growing at Farm Cove, Sydney’s original vegetable garden and learn how the colony narrowly survived years of starvation and the unlikely convict hero that saved them.
The tour will finish at Mrs Macquarie’s chair where stunning harbour views looking over the Bridge and Opera house are claimed to be the best in Sydney!
An easy paced tour for all ages, offering a unique insight into Sydney’s history, this walking tour is perfect for visitors and locals alike.