History and Architecture Tour is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near the city of Sydney that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.
A walk through Sydney's streets and parks Looking out over the city from the Sydney Tower, it's hard to believe that this sprawling metropolis was once a small, squalid, penal colony populated by convicts and soldiers. Today Australia's oldest and largest city has a population of more than 4 million and a flourishing arts, food and leisure scene. But, as this easy stroll around the central city and parks demonstrates, Sydney hasn't forgotten it's past. This tour will help you explore its more than 230 years of history, starting at Sydney Tower for a bird's-eye view of the city and then walking you north through the city to important buildings such as the Hyde Park Barracks, as well as historical places to note as you walk by, such as the Archibold Fountain. After you reach the harbor and take in views of the famous Opera House, the tour has you head back south and finish where you began, at the tower. Stops such as the Art Gallery of NSW and the Royal Botanic Gardens each could easily take an hour or more of your time, so feel free to adjust the length of the tour to fit your taste and schedule.