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Sydney Architecture Walks

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Address: Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets | Museum of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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+61 403 888 390
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Architecture tours of Sydney.

The Sydney Architecture Walks explore ideas...

Architecture tours of Sydney.

The Sydney Architecture Walks explore ideas through architecture offering an interface between architecture and the wider community. Each route is driven by certain themes and ideas and attempts to decode the city whilst stimulating new ways of thinking about and seeing Sydney. On bike and on foot we trespass joyfully across disciplines and genres as we seek out the projects that respond to the culture, history and environment of Sydney and not just imported formulaic codes.

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Highly recommended Sydney walking tour

On Wednesday (10 February) we joined the two and a half hour SAW3 Harbourings walking tour which covered the Circular Quay area, the Rocks and Walsh Bay. This tour is not a dry... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

On Wednesday (10 February) we joined the two and a half hour SAW3 Harbourings walking tour which covered the Circular Quay area, the Rocks and Walsh Bay. This tour is not a dry discussion about the architectural characteristics of buildings in the various areas. Instead it concentrates on the cultural, historical, geographical and political elements around the time when these... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We went on the SAW1 city walk yesterday and loved it! It was so informative, interactive and full of details. You can feel the passion of these guys for urban design. Sydney looks so different now to me.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

This was really interesting. It was a very thorough explanantion about Jorn Utzon and the Opra House. It covered all sorts of things, the history of the opera house project, the history and chronology of Jorn Utzon and what may happen in the future. It went for 3 hours so bring plenty of water and maybe a snack to eat... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Tess13. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

We were on the SAW1 tour the morning of the tornado. Luckily it did not hit the CBD. Despite the wet and wind we had a fascinating tour of a wide variety of buildings. Don't think of this as a way to see the usual tourist spots like the Opera house. Do that another time. You will see and discuss... More 

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

Thanks for your review Lara. Really appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

The SAW 1 City tour of Sydney is the perfect way to learn some of the fascinating history of this city, appreciate buildings that you may walk by every day and love the beauty of its modern architecture. Eoghan combines deep knowledge with great presentation, a true enthusiast who can help you appreciate the complexity of changing the environment of... More 

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

Hi Annie. Thanks for taking the time to review us. It's really appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Learning more about this outstanding architect and the debacle that led to him leaving Australia was one of the most interesting experiences I've had for a very long time. I'm a regular attendee at the Opera House, but will be so much more aware when next I visit - what a gift that is. Eoghan was passionate and knowledgeable about... More 

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

Hi Robbie. Really glad you enjoyed the Utzon tour - thanks so much for writing a review. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We joined Eoghan for his Modern Architectural Tour. What an amazingly informative and engaging guide. We heard the stories behind the buildings and learnt about the architects who were commissioned to design the buildings on our route. From building materials to architectural influences; from ideas to grievances. Eoghan was a remarkable guide. His knowledge was deep and his passion for... More 

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Hi Rowena. Thanks for your great review. Really appreciated. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Eoghan is a well-informed guide and his excitement for this city and its stories is both compelling and contagious. Sydney is a spectacular, glittering, harbour city – it sells itself. The SAW tours deepen this experience by making the city seem more familiar and welcoming, and in my case, more like My Sydney.

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

Hi Rebecca. We love it when locals come on our tours - the conversation can be a little more nuanced. Really glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for writing a review. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

If you really want to get to know Sydney take one of these tours. Great for both tourists and locals, you will discover another side of Sydney no matter how well you thought you may have known it before. I was lucky enough to take two tours as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival both Eoghan and Ben were immensely... More 

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Really enjoyed reading your review M_Searle83. Thankyou - and well done for surviving the six-hour architour-a-thon. Eoghan & Ben More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Will recommend this tour to my family & friends. Was great to learn the interesting, historical facts & Im sure people from all walks of life, not only architects, will enjoy this tour.

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The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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