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Captain Arthur Phillip RN took 8 months to arrive at Port Jackson where this story starts. Tour commences at St James Station in Hyde Park, near the Convict Barracks and St James Church. Macquarie Street was the "posh" end of town. Here lived the officers, brickmakers, marines and was home to a tent hospital, now Sydney Hospital. First stop is St James Church, the old Mint, Sydney Eye Hospital and the NSW Parliament. Then the Art Gallery to the Royal Botanical Gardens and the castle like stables now the Conservatory of Music.  First Fleet flagship HMS Sirius and the site of Sydney's first hanging in the Rocks. The convict side of town. Building foundations and architecture where pretty narrow streets and alleys were home to the bubonic plague, poverty, theft, gangs and prostitution.  Life was tough in Old Sydney Town. Can be combines with Sydney's Hidden Gems Photography Walking Tour

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Stop At: Hyde Park, New South Wales

Starts at Hyde Park on Macquaries St visiting photography locations in the park prior to moving into Macquarie St.
Leaving Hyde Park the next location is St James Church and Hyde Park Convict Barracks then onto The Mint and Sydney's heritage eye hospital with its superb arches.
Leaving the Eye Hospital the tour ventures into Martin Place for it's stunning heritage building reflections then onto the NSW Parliament (open week days) before continuing past the state library into the Royal Botanical Gardens. A brief stop for coffee then onto the Sydney Opera house via the the harbour foreshore. The tour finishes at Circular Quay wharf 4.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Macquarie Street, New South Wales

Visit and photograph St James Church, The Mint, Hyde Park Barracks, Eye Hospital, Martin Place, State Library, Parliament (weekday only)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, New South Wales

View the Conservatorium of Music which was a Francis Greenway stables. Walk through the Gardens to the harbour foreshore.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sydney Opera House, New South Wales

Photography the Opera House and harbour Bridge before moving around the cove

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Circular Quay, New South Wales

End of tour adjacent to the Tank Stream and relics Flagship of the First Fleet HMS Sirius

Duration: 20 minutes


    Location: Sydney, Australia

    Duration: 3 hours

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      Departure Point:
      St James Station

      Departure Time: 7:30 AM

      Return Details:
      Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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