Half day in Sydney with a local

Half day in Sydney with a local

Laid back locals, Sydney Harbor National Park and waterside revelry.

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    $58.75  AUD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

How many cities have you visited where ultra-modern buildings are upstaged by crystal clear beaches and colorful cockatoos? Four hours couldn’t possibly let you cover all of Sydney’s breathtaking spots, but with a local insider leading the way, you’ll see much more than you bargained for. From the upmarket inner-city suburbs of Paddington and Balmain to historic George Street and The Rocks, you could explore the city’s most iconic neighborhoods before doing what Sydneysiders do best: getting outdoors! Whether your style is strolling the lawns of the 200-year-old Royal Botanic Gardens, hiking between cliffs or enjoying fish and chips on the beachfront in Coogee, get a taste of that iconic city-to-surf lifestyle with your host. 

Where you’ll go

In central Sydney’s pedestrian precinct, Darling Harbor, you could stroll past the Opera House and Harbor Bridge, or you could head a mile deeper to the historic “inner west” suburb of Glebe, where rows of 19th-century terrace houses exist peacefully among tiny bars, bookshops, and boutiques. Across the harbor, whether you choose Manly Beach’s golden sand or surf and street murals at Bondi Beach, gliding through crystal clear waters on a ferry is the only way to travel. And if you’re keen to discover a Sydney that most visitors don’t see, head west to Hunter’s Hill, a leafy pocket neighborhood lined with jacaranda trees and quaint cafes, or venture to the northern beaches, where each beach-side suburb is its own self-contained universe. 

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

  • Explore Sydney’s historic downtown areas or soak up the sun at the city’s most famous beaches

  • You could explore artsy Paddington, known for its trendy cafe culture and upmarket boutiques

  • Walk the beaten tourist track, or head to the locations only locals know about

  • Have your local host on hand to give tips and recommendations for the rest of your trip

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private & personalized experience
  • 4 hours with your very own Aussie slang translator (your host)
  • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
  • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • 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 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.

October 2019

Reviewed by Thomas M , hosted by John

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 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.

Reviewed by Barbara T, hosted by Peak

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