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Sydney Architecture Walks

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Address: Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets | Museum of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 403 888 390
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We are architects and we want to share our city with you.

We organise...

We are architects and we want to share our city with you.

We organise intimate walking and bicycle tours that are open to the general public. We also arrange private / customised architectural tours and itineraries on request.

Taking the form of a series of urban provocations, our conversations are straightforward and jargon-free exercises in story telling. Aimed at the expert-enthusiast, we want you to understand the 'why' of the city whilst exploring the most provocative and daring projects Sydney houses; works of architecture, public art and landscape that inspire and delight but also projects that reveal something of Sydney's grimy pulse. We are interested in ideas and in the drivers of city; the vibrant network of invisible forces - political, cultural, economic and environmental that give the city form.

Get stung by architecture. Sydney will never look the same again. We promise!

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Bike ride architecture tour - Chippendale, UTS, Darling Harbour

We've just had a wonderful Saturday morning bike ride (very easy and safe) from Redfern down to Darling Harbour and back. What a treat it was. Sydney now has some really vibrant... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Robbie S
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We've just had a wonderful Saturday morning bike ride (very easy and safe) from Redfern down to Darling Harbour and back. What a treat it was. Sydney now has some really vibrant and exciting areas where architects are doing some fabulous things, and Eoghan is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and engaging guide to inform and educate on what's happening in this... More 

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

I have lived in Sydney for years and thought I knew a lot about the Opera House... but I didn't. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and passionate about Utzon and his creation. The perspective on the people and the times was most fascinating of all. Highly recommend the tour.

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Balmain, Australia
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This tour, led by Eoghan Lewis who is both entertaining and informative, gave me a fascinating insight into the work of Utzon, his concepts and inspirations for the Sydney Opera House. Having lived through the period of history when the Opera House was being built and the many political controversies I really appreciated hearing the inside stories of that time.... More 

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this review

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

What an outstanding tour, informative and enjoyable in equal measure. We took the Utzon tour on a Saturday morning. There were only six of us and Eoghan, an unlikely mix of guide, architect and raconteur, kept us enthralled throughout. Three hours flew by. We learnt about Utzon's movie star good looks, his "dream" for the Opera House which he knew... More 

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review Sacha. More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was one of the best tours I've ever been on. The guide [Oeghan Lewis] is an architect that is clearly passionate about the subject matter and that also made us excited about it. It was well-structured, funny, informative, fascinating and heartbreaking (no spoiler's here). This is an important tour for Australians and would be an intriguing tour for visitors.... More 

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this review

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a quite interesting way to discover Sydney, through the way the city has reached it's current structure, brought to us by a passionate architect, Eoghan, and with a day to day insight to it all, open disucssions and sharing make it a very enriching walk !

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Eoghan was fabulous and the tour was an interesting mix of history, politics and, of course, architecture. We thoroughly enjoyed this walk around modern Sydney, even in the pouring rain. We just wish we would've had time to sign up for the Utzon tour too. Highly recommended.

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Eoghan L, General Manager at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this review

Thanks Rachel. Sorry about the rain ;-) More 

Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My wife is an architect. I am not. As such, I am dragged to a ton of projects, lectures and tours that I would probably otherwise ignore. To my surprise, the SAW1 tour was wonderful--engaging, interesting and varied. Eoghan has been giving these tours for upwards of a decade and it shows. He's personable, knowledgeable and generous. He talks about... More 

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this review

Thanks Jesse. Keeping in mind the idea architecture is the great public art, you are the one we're aiming for; conversations architectural to the design-inclined. Thanks for posting a review. Much appreciated. More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

An absolutely remarkable walk with Utzon. I felt like being taken on a ride through a proof of a beautiful theorem. Thanks! Disclaimer - I am mathematician by trade.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

On an icy Autumn day Eoghan led us on the Utzon walk - a wonderful experience with the weather NO deterrent. I now have a greater understanding of our Opera House right from its inception - and even an appreciation of the part I wasn't fond of - the dark Concourse under the monumental stairs. I can see this in... More 

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Thanks so much Gillian. More 

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