Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Council of the City of Sydney, Australia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 18 sights
Distance 6.5 km
Ascend 221 m
Descend 269 m

Explore Council of the City of Sydney in Australia with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in Council of the City of SydneyIndividual Sights in Council of the City of Sydney

Sight 1: Stables Theatre

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The Stables Theatre is a 105-seat theatre in Darlinghurst, Sydney. The intimate theatre has a kite-shaped stage.

Wikipedia: Stables Theatre, Sydney (EN), Website

1205 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 2: Australian Museum

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Australian Museum

The Australian Museum is a heritage-listed museum at 1 William Street, Sydney central business district, New South Wales, Australia. It is the oldest museum in Australia, and the fifth oldest natural history museum in the world, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and anthropology. It was first conceived and developed along the contemporary European model of an encyclopedic warehouse of cultural and natural history and features collections of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, as well as mineralogy, palaeontology and anthropology. Apart from exhibitions, the museum is also involved in Indigenous studies research and community programs. In the museum's early years, collecting was its main priority, and specimens were commonly traded with British and other European institutions. The scientific stature of the museum was established under the curatorship of Gerard Krefft, himself a published scientist.

Wikipedia: Australian Museum (EN), Website

440 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: St Mary's Cathedral

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The Cathedral Church and Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Mother of God, Help of Christians is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney and the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney, currently Anthony Fisher OP. It is dedicated to the "Immaculate Mother of God, Help of Christians", Patroness of Australia and holds the title and dignity of a minor basilica, bestowed upon it by Pope Pius XI on 4 August 1932.

Wikipedia: St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney (EN), Website

258 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Hyde Park Barracks

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Hyde Park Barracks The original uploader was J Bar at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney is a heritage-listed former barracks, hospital, convict accommodation, mint and courthouse and now museum and cafe located at Macquarie Street in the Sydney central business district, in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. Originally constructed between 1817 and 1819 as a brick building and compound to house convict men and boys, it was designed by convict architect Francis Greenway. It is also known as the Mint Building and Hyde Park Barracks Group and Rum Hospital; Royal Mint – Sydney Branch; Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary; Queen's Square Courts; Queen's Square. The site is managed by the Sydney Living Museums, an agency of the Government of New South Wales, as a living history museum open to the public.

Wikipedia: Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney (EN), Website

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: St James Church

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St James Church

St James' Church, commonly known as St James', King Street, is an Australian heritage-listed Anglican parish church located at 173 King Street, in the Sydney central business district in New South Wales. Consecrated in February 1824 and named in honour of St James the Great, it became a parish church in 1835. Designed in the style of a Georgian town church by the transported convict architect Francis Greenway during the governorship of Lachlan Macquarie, St James' is part of the historical precinct of Macquarie Street which includes other early colonial era buildings such as the World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks.

Wikipedia: St James' Church, Sydney (EN)

480 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Great Synagogue

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The Great Synagogue is an Orthodox Jewish congregation located in a large heritage-listed synagogue at 187a Elizabeth Street in the Sydney central business district in the City of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.

Wikipedia: Great Synagogue (Sydney) (EN)

507 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: St Andrews Cathedral

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St Andrew's Cathedral is a cathedral church of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney in the Anglican Church of Australia. The cathedral is the seat of the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney and Metropolitan of New South Wales. The position of Dean of Sydney has been held by the Very Reverend Sandy Grant since 9 December 2021.

Wikipedia: St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney (EN)

215 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Queen Victoria Monument

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The seated Statue of Queen Victoria, currently in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, was made by John Hughes in 1908 and was originally located in Dublin. Made of bronze, it is situated on the corner of Druitt and George Street in front of the Queen Victoria Building. It was the last royal statue to have been erected in Ireland.

Wikipedia: Statue of Queen Victoria, Sydney (EN)

109 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: Queen Victoria Building

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The Queen Victoria Building is a heritage-listed late-nineteenth-century building located at 429–481 George Street in the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Designed by the architect George McRae, the Romanesque Revival building was constructed between 1893 and 1898 and is 30 metres (98 ft) wide by 190 metres (620 ft) long. The domes were built by Ritchie Brothers, a steel and metal company that also built trains, trams and farm equipment. The building fills a city block bounded by George, Market, York, and Druitt Streets. Designed as a marketplace, it was used for a variety of other purposes, underwent remodelling, and suffered decay until its restoration and return to its original use in the late twentieth century. The property is co-owned by the City of Sydney and Link REIT, and was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 5 March 2010.

Wikipedia: Queen Victoria Building (EN), Website

221 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: State Theatre

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The State Theatre is a heritage-listed theatre, located at 47-51 Market Street, in the Sydney central business district in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The theatre was designed by Henry Eli White with assistance from John Eberson and built between 1926 and 1929. It hosts film screenings, live theatre and musical performances, and since 1974 it has been the home of the annual Sydney Film Festival. It is also known as State Building and Wurlitzer Organ. The property is privately owned. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Wikipedia: State Theatre (Sydney) (EN), Website

474 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 11: Sydney General Post Office

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The General Post Office is a heritage-listed landmark building located in Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The original building was constructed in two stages beginning in 1866 and was designed under the guidance of Colonial Architect James Barnet. Composed primarily of local Sydney sandstone, mined in Pyrmont, the primary load-bearing northern façade has been described as "the finest example of the Victorian Italian Renaissance Style in NSW" and stretches 114 metres (374 ft) along Martin Place, making it one of the largest sandstone buildings in Sydney.

Wikipedia: General Post Office, Sydney (EN)

938 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 12: HMAS Advance

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HMAS Advance was an Attack-class patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Constructed during 1967 and commissioned into the RAN in 1968, Advance operated from Darwin and patrolled northern Australian waters.

Wikipedia: HMAS Advance (P 83) (EN)

401 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is a public aquarium that features a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species comprising more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia's water habitats. Opened in 1988, it is regarded as one of Sydney's premier tourist attractions with over 55% of its visitors each year coming from overseas.

Wikipedia: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium (EN), Website

412 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 14: Pyrmont Bridge

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The Pyrmont Bridge, a heritage-listed swing bridge across Cockle Bay, is located in Darling Harbour, part of Port Jackson, west of the central business district in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. Opened in 1902, the bridge initially carried motor vehicle traffic via the Pyrmont Bridge Road between the central business district and Pyrmont. Since 1981 the bridge has carried pedestrian and bicycle traffic only, as motor vehicles were diverted to adjacent freeway overpasses. The bridge was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 28 June 2002, the centenary of its opening.

Wikipedia: Pyrmont Bridge (EN)

423 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 15: HMAS Vampire

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HMAS Vampire was the third of three Australian-built Daring-class destroyers serving in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). One of the first all-welded ships built in Australia, she was constructed at Cockatoo Island Dockyard between 1952 and 1959, and was commissioned into the RAN a day after completion.

Wikipedia: HMAS Vampire (D11) (EN)

63 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 16: Australian National Maritime Museum

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The Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) is a federally operated maritime museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney. After considering the idea of establishing a maritime museum, the federal government announced that a national maritime museum would be constructed at Darling Harbour, tied into the New South Wales state government's redevelopment of the area for the Australian bicentenary in 1988. The museum building was designed by Philip Cox, and although an opening date of 1988 was initially set, construction delays, cost overruns, and disagreements between the state and federal governments over funding responsibility pushed the opening to 1991.

Wikipedia: Australian National Maritime Museum (EN), Website

76 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: HMAS Onslow

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HMAS Onslow is one of six Oberon-class submarines, previously operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The submarine was named after the town of Onslow, Western Australia, and Sir Alexander Onslow, with the boat's motto and badge derived from Onslow's family heritage. Ordered in 1963, Onslow was laid down at the end of 1967 by Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Scotland, launched almost a year later, and commissioned into the RAN at the end of 1969.

Wikipedia: HMAS Onslow (EN)

59 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: HMB Endeavour

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HMB Endeavour

HMS Endeavour was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded to Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia on his first voyage of discovery from 1768 to 1771.

Wikipedia: HMS Endeavour (EN)


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