Must see Sydney with a local

Must see Sydney with a local

Cosmopolitan meets coastal with iconic sights, city lights and those laid-back Bondi vibes.

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 8 hours

  • From
    $76.25  AUD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

Sydney’s attractions may be too many to count, but with eight hours and a local insider, you’ll easily squeeze in 20 of them. After a quick coffee in upmarket Paddington, cut through historic Hyde Park on your way to the sun-drenched streets and fizzing fountains of Darling Harbor, home to the tranquil Chinese Garden of Friendship. You could take the ferry across sparkling waters to Circular Quay and the iconic Sydney Opera House, and stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens, an oasis in the heart of the city. Even better, you’ll discover your host’s hidden gems that don’t feature in your guidebook – like the affluent suburb of Kirribilli, where a secret fish and chip shop at the base of Harbor Bridge offers unrivaled views across the bay.

Where you’ll go

From crystal clear beaches and sprawling parks to the odd jewel-toned parrot flapping overhead, nature takes center stage in Sydney. In the sunny CBD, amble up Australia’s oldest street, George Street, past historic buildings like St Andrew’s Cathedral and the Queen Victoria Building, and burst out the other side at The Rocks, where cobbled alleyways in the shadow of the Sydney Harbor Bridge lead to some of the city’s oldest pubs. Just five minutes away, hop on a quick ferry west to Cockatoo Island where you’ll discover fascinating landmarks harking back to Sydney’s convict and maritime history, then head east across the water to the golden sands of laidback Manly Beach for a cocktail and a couple of bar snacks with your new best mate (AKA your local host). 

  • Let your local host lead you by foot, metro, and ferry through Sydney’s most famous districts

  • Discover 20 of Sydney’s top attractions (with a couple of local twists for good measure)

  • See Australia’s oldest street or visit the historic Cockatoo Island, if you’d like

  • Explore Paddington, known for its trendy cafe culture and upmarket boutiques

  • Have your local host on hand to give tips and recommendations for the rest of your trip over a quick meal of fish and chips

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • 100% private and personalized experience
  • 8 hours with a host
  • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
  • A mandatory Australian tan, sure to be commented on when you go back home
  • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs (can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience

An awesome tour with Peak

We booked a full day tour in Sydney to help us get oriented in the city and with the transportation system quickly so we could maximize our remaining days in Sydney. It was Peak’s first tour with the company and he did an awesome job customizing the tour to our unique requests including finding an awesome easy to access SCUBA diving center, a vegan restaurant for lunch, and many off the beaten path photography opportunities. At the end of the day we felt comfortable using the train and ferry system. Thanks Peak! You’re awesome.

September 2019

Reviewed by Barbara T , hosted by Peak

Excellent choice

Is a good choice being with someone that’s local and know the area. The spots, things to do and so in function of what you want to do. Gave you a sense of security and freedom, they are friendly and looking to fulfill your expectations. It was my first time at Sydney my first language is not English and the local was very comprehensive. We did several spots in the area that it could take a little bit longer if I would do by myself.

July 2018

Reviewed by Francie V

Reviews for Sydney

Flot by

Peak was a fun guide. He conducted a TON of research before our trip and individualized our experience! What a beautiful park and an extraordinary hike—Figure 8 pools!!

Reviewed by Charles D, hosted by Peak

A Feast for Foodies in Sydney

Malcolm, our guide, met us by the ship and took us on an amazing travel experience. We went by ferry, light rail, and walking tour throughout the city. Not only did we get to see and taste much of the city we learned much about it as well. One of the definite highlights was the Fish Market. We booked this on Viator and loved it!

Reviewed by Robert C, hosted by Malcolm

An excellent morning with John

John met me at my Airbnb in Redfern and headed off on the train to Circular Quay. John shared some of the history and great places to take photos, my main reason for hiring a guide. We saw all the main sites and some out of the way places. John went above and beyond to orient me to the city.

Reviewed by Thomas M, hosted by John

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