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- Small-group walking tour of Pyrmont, Ultimo and Glebe
- Discover parts of Sydney that even locals don't know about
- Walk includes a coffee, snacks, a local craft beer and more!
Join a knowledgeable local guide on a fun walk through the inner-city suburbs of Pyrmont, Ultimo and Glebe!
Often ignored by visitors to Sydney and locals alike, these older neighbourhoods are bursting with stories and hidden gems.
On this walk, you'll learn why there are so many pubs in this part of Sydney and what a "VIP Lounge" is, discover the Aboriginal and early European history of the area and be surprised by our choice for Australia's "national dish". You'll also see why this is one of the most multicultural parts of Australia, gain an insight into our unique sense of humour and find out some Aussie slang along the way.
We'll stop for a coffee at a favourite local cafe mid-way through the walk, and at the end, we finish with a glass of delicious local craft beer at one of the most unique pubs you'll find in Sydney - complete with a talking pet cockatoo! We recommend doing this early in your Sydney stay as you'll get lots of tips to make your time in this city amazing.
Come see a different side of Sydney with an experienced, youthful and entertaining tour guide!
Your main guide for this walk is Justin. I'm a recovering lawyer and the "Head Honcho" of AussieYou Tours. About 3 years ago I quit my corporate job to work in a happier industry - tourism! I love showing people around Sydney and have lived in the Glebe area for the last few years, so this walk is in my 'hood. I have also solo travelled all through South America, Europe and Asia, visiting over 40 countries. I have previously lived and studied in China - yep, 我会说中文！(I can speak Chinese)
On some weekends Atra will lead these walks. She's a long-term Pyrmont local, media lawyer during the week and fluent Japanese and Farsi speaker. Atra has lived and studied in Australia, Japan, the United States and Canada and was born in Iran. Her favourite travel destination is Europe.
Now we were a real challenge for Justin. There were 13 of us, being a combination of members of the Pyrmont History Group and Pyrmont Pedalers ( geriatric cyclists living in Pyrmont). Between all of us we had a splendid knowledge of the history of the areas that we visited with Justin, who was an expert facilitator enabling a jovial and relaxed atmosphere in which all could share their knowledge. Of course Justin still had the edge on us with his interesting and sometimes unusual stories of the surroundings. We can only recommend that you join Justin on one of his walks and hope that you will enjoy the day as much as we did.
shout out to Justin for once again a great experience. Got to stroll through 3 interesting neighborhoods where I’d never had a chance to explore. History, antidotes, laughter and my first bite of vegemite. What more can I ask for?
Justin took us on a tour to the more hidden, easily missed suburbs away from the typical touristy spots. We learned about history, architecture, and heaps of other fun facts, explored local bars and cafes that are truly gems that I wouldn’t have otherwise come across, even though I was living in the same neighbourhood for two years embarrassingly! Highly recommend the tour to both visitors and locals!
Thanks for the lovely review Tracy! Always great to get a local along, and show that there is so much more to these neighbourhoods than meets the eye. Hope to catch you on another tour soon! Cheers, Justin
I searched for Mandarin, walking tours and Sydney to see what was available and came across an article for Aussieyou with Justin. Booked the tour for my family which includes myself (English only speaker) and my in laws who only understand Mandarin. Justin was fantastic, and took the time as we walked to translate, talk to and answer questions for my inlaws in Mandarin. It is difficult to find something we all can feel included but Justin made it possible. The tour and insights into the city including areas I would never have seen otherwise was one of the highlights of my trip. Traveled Nov 2019.
Thanks Frank, really glad you found us and was a pleasure to show you and the in-laws around! So great to hear that it was one of the highlights of your trip. Catch you when you're next back in Sydney. Cheers, Justin
This is an excellent walking tour that brought us into 3 neighborhoods with lovely architecture, cafes and shops. Justin who led this walk was very engaging, told the stories of the area, provided the historical facts and places of interests that are not known to tourists. He also gave us lots of great tips for further exploration and we did stay on after the tour to explore, eat and chat with the locals!. Not to be missed - if you are in Sydney and want to experience something non touristy, this is the walk you must get on. Highly recommended.
Thanks Ann for the lovely review! Was great to show you around my hood, glad you enjoyed the stories, the cafe, the food and the chance to get beyond the main tourist attractions to see the real Sydney. Catch you next time you're in town! Cheers, Justin