Sydney's Hidden Gems Photography Walking Tour

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Throughout your 3-hour photography walking tour you will see areas of the Sydney CBD, Sydney Harbour, Botanical Gardens and the Rocks.Discover Sydney's heritage, convict history and the superb back streets and alleyways. Photograph the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the Opera House. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of Sydney Harbour as you walk the Foreshore of Farm Cove and Campbells Cove at the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


  • Led by a professional photographer
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Departing from St James Railway Station entrance on Elizabeth St and Market St, Sydney, your first stop is Macquarie Street.

Macquarie St

  • Move onto Macquarie St with its old sandstone buildings including Queens Square and St James Church which could have been a court house, now there is a story.  
  • Moving on, visit the Parliament, the Mint, Eye Hospital and State Library. Some of these buildings were built by convict architect Francis Greenway.
  • A quick trip into the NSW Parliament is on the cards and very interesting.
Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Leave Macquarie St to enter the Royal Botanical gardens with it superb views of Port Jackson.
  • The tour passes Government House prior to arriving at the restaurant
  • Work your way through the gardens to Man O' War steps alongside the Sydney Opera House via the harbour foreshore.
Sydney Opera House
  • Upon arriving at the Sydney Opera House a quick climb up the steps under the sails reveals a beautiful panorama of Circular Quay, Sydney Cove, The Rocks and the Harbour Bridge. This is a great spot for photographs.
The Rocks
  • Moving on around Circular Quay, enter the Rocks and investigate its narrow streets and secret alleyways with their treasures from the earliest days of Australia.
  • Whaling, thieves, gangs, the plage, prostitution are all part of Sydneys past. Here is where it all happened after 1788.
  • Visit the observatory named after a Marine officer, stand on the guns as you look over the gorgeous Sydney Harbour.
  • Walk under the bridge pylons as you make your way back to Circular Quay past the International Terminal. There may be a food market operating, the tourist shops will certainly be open.
  • Join us on our tour of Sydney's Hidden Gems.
Please note:
  • Start times may vary due to daylight saving. 
  • In the summer months the tour leaves at 8am but early start times are available to cater for weather very hot conditions.
  • There are public toilets and places to obtain refreshments throughout the tour.
  • Tour duration is approximately three hours which can be adapted to meet your time frame.

Inclusions for Sydney's Hidden Gems Photography Walking Tour

  • Professional photographer guide
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions for Sydney's Hidden Gems Photography Walking Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Photography equipment

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

A maximum of 10 people per booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Minimum age is 18 years

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Dress code is comfortable, preferably with long sleeves, trousers and a hat.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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4 reviews by the users

  • This is a fantastic tour for anyone who wants to enjoy the charm and history of Sydney as well as improving your photography skills. Ken is incredibly knowledgeable about the city and its many intriguing sites. I thoroughly enjoyed learning as we walked through many interesting locations, beautiful buildings and monuments. He gave me a lot of great pointers for getting better images and I had a great time walking and talking with him. Even residents of Sydney will enjoy many of the overlooked places we wandered through. I highly recommend this tour.

  • Ken gave great photography advice and critique on my images my starting point was a good technical ability but I confessed a lack of experience with composition and creativity. To address this Ken provided around a dozen photography challenges to me in different situations to improve my composition each challenge involved difficulties in perspective, depth of field, leading lines, dynamic range, foreground interest, etcetera. A very useful learning experience. The photos I took away after three and a half hour are not touristic shots but indeed I feel I learned quite a bit as a photographer.

  • This is a marvellous tour for anyone who wants to combine a little exercise with a learning experience. I met guide Ken right on time and we immediately started to talk about photography with tips, principles and key points to remember. I particularly enjoyed learning both about photography and about Sydney history, both topics being of deep interest to Ken. He is easy to talk to, never judged about the level of knowledge I have and welcomed questions. The geographical area covered is not extensive but we saw a lot around Circular Quay and The Rocks. The three hours is jam packed with information. I'm already starting to think about the next tour I'd like to do!

    You are a marvellous guide and your breadth of knowledge makes the tour so rich with information, it's fabulous.

  • The photography tour of Sydney's hidden gems with Ken Hall was just what I was looking for. Mr. Hall was an excellent photography teacher with his patience and willingness to share his knowledge of the area and on photography. My queries would jump from topics on photography: camera features, lighting, composition etc., to history and he was always ready with an answer and help. Highly recommend this tour.

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