Bespoke Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour of Inner Sydney

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4 reviews   (4.50)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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It’s not just the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge! A short way from Sydney’s iconic attractions are hidden gems that show both the history of our city and its contemporary sparkle. Here are some of our favourites:

White Rabbit Gallery and One Central Park

Brett Whiteley Studio

Sydney University and Chau Chak Wing Museum

Walking tour of Balmain or Paddington

Australian Museum

Sydney Harbour Pylon

Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens

Barangaroo Reserve

Architecture – visit some of Sydney’s best colonial buildings, art deco or contemporary architecture

Artisan distillery or microbrewery at the end of the day

Let us know which destinations interest you and we will reply with a day plan for your approval.

The day includes a nutritious picnic lunch. You may also choose to include a place from one of our other tours. Get in touch and we can provide a few more options.

What's Included

1 Sydney Nimble designer T shirt

A nutritious lunch with two salads and sandwiches with a choice of fillings (cheese, tomato, rocket and a few others).

Bottled water

Coffee and/or Tea

digital SLR photographs of your group at the places we visit

Fruit or muesli bars throughout the day

What's Not Included

Entrance fee to Police and Justice Museum ($12)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 80

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

White Rabbit Gallery
White Rabbit Gallery and the Brett Whiteley Studio are located in the inner city areas of Sydney. If you enjoy art you will like these galleries. The White Rabbit Gallery contains one of the world's most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art, with an emphasis on 21st Century art.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

University of Sydney
The University of Sydney was Australia's first university and its campus is ranked in the top 10 of most beautiful campuses in the world. It is an internationally renowned university, has a rich history and some wonderful sandstone heritage buildings. We may also visit the Chau Chak Wing Museum, which is a treat in itself.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Balmain Market
See some heritage architecture, harbour views, a quircky neighbourhood and an ubran renewal project when we do two short walks around Balmain and Ballast Point.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

State Library of New South Wales
Often overlooked by tourists the state library which opened in 1869 has the magnificent Mitchell reading room with books located on the walls over three levels. The library offers a changing exhibition program that can be seen on the first level.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens is located to the east of the city and is an expansive park covering 30 hectares. It contains an outstanding collection of plants and trees from Australia and overseas. If you like nature and would like to see some native flora the Royal Botanic Gardens warrant at least an hour or two of your time.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Brett Whiteley Studio
The Brett Whiteley Studio was the home and studio of renowned contemporary Australian artist, Brett Whiteley from 1987 until 1992. It contains paintings, drawings, sculpture, unfinished art and personal items. The studio provides a unique view of this highly talented artist's world.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

El Alamein Memorial Fountain
We may also visit historical, art deco buildings or other places of interest in the inner city of Sydney. We will send you some more detailed information on the options in this respect if interested.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Excellent tour of University of Sydney&surrounding. Educational,Fun and lovely for our family.
zuraidah193, 16-12-2022
Nick is a wonderful guide, experience and friendly. We had a very good experience visiting University of Sydney, chatucak museum, potts point, Barangaroo and surrounding.The tour worth every dollars spent- it is what has been expected. Nick provided us lovely lunch and we had a wonderful little picnic at Elizabeth Bay. Thanks Nick!

Warm Regards
Amazing guided tour
miss_jl, 13-10-2019
We were picked up by Greg at our hotel and he personally escorted us to many, and varied, sites. We were thrilled with the complete attention to our needs and wants during this time and Greg was willing to change up our list of sites to see based on our conversation during the time we were together. He was thoughtful and made a point of taking our photo in various places. We even got to watch a cricket match while enjoying a lovely picnic lunch. At the end of the day, we stopped at a micro-brewery before we were dropped off, again at our hotel. And in less than 12 hours after our trip, we've also gotten copies of the photos he took

Thank you, Greg
Bespoke Sydney
batebay, 30-05-2019
We had a great day with our guide Greg. Particularly impressed with his willingness to adapt the tour to suit us. Allowed us more or less time if we wanted it. Suggested a great place to eat before showing us some interesting, out of the way, art galleries. Very different to Sydney Art Gallery! At central park the mix of old colonial architecture & ultramodern buildings was very interesting . Greg’s knowledge of the building’s history & his awareness of the eco principles behind Central Park helped us appreciate the area more. Never realized how a heliostat reflector system works.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience of inner Sydney
Thanks Greg

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Off-the-beaten-path... at Sydney's most well known Instagramable locations
shinraemonsam, 24-07-2019
Yeah, nah.

This is not off-the beaten-path. Lol.

Disappointing. White Rabbit is well known for having one of the best collections of modern Chinese art outside of China.

USYD? Lol. 8,000 Chinese international students... about 60,000 local students. More like beating a dead horse than an unbeaten path.

Grounds? Please. This is on every itinerary as a last point before heading to the airport. It's a cafe. But you already knew that.

Won't be back until you add some real culture and local surprises to your itinerary.

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