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

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Departing from Circular Quay Railway Station entrance and walk towards the Opera House past Wharfe 2 to Bennelong Point and the Opera House and entry to the Botanical gardens.

Macquarie Park

  • Walk to Macquarie Park with its remains of First Fleet Flag Ship HMS Sirius.  
  • Move along to Underwood St for a unique tribute to our First People.
  • A short walk take you to the Western end of Circular Quay, International Terminal and entrance to the Rocks.
Argyle St
  • Entry into the Rocks
  • The tour passes back and forth passed two of the oldest building in Australia.
  • You cross Pitt Street into the very heart of Old Sydney.
The Rocks
  • Tiny houses, small rooms, incredibly narrow streets, remains of building, one asks of people really lived in such small rooms.
  •  Beautifully preserved houses fating back to the early 1800's, some still operating.
  • 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 Sydney's past. Here is where it all happened after 1788.
The Observatory and Harbour Bridge
  • Visit the observatory named after a Royal Marine officer, his name was Dawes
South Bridge Pylon
  • Stand on the guns as you look over the gorgeous Sydney Harbour.
  • The views are superb across the Parramatta River to North Sydney, Milsons Point and. Luna Park with its huge smiling face
  • Walk under the bridge pylon as you make your way back to Circular Quay past the International Terminal.
  • Frightened of the French, the colony installed a gun battery here. The gunners had a superb place to work.
  • Stunning panorama down Port Jackson past Admiralty house.
  • There may be a food market operating, the tourist shops will certainly be open.
  • Join us on our tour of Sydney's Hidden Gems.
Campbell's Cove
  • Leave the South Pylon with it's superb views and follow the coast around Campbell's Cove.
  • Great locations as you walk around the cove passed Campbell's Cove Jetty.
  • The Cove lookout provides great shots of the Harbour Bridge as the sun rises to crest the bridge ironwork.
  • You are now back at the International Terminal and approaching the Wharves of Circular Quay.

Please note:

  • Start times may vary due to daylight saving. 
  • Tour locations may change to cater for basic photography tuition

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 6 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 Traveler Reviews

  • 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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