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SAW 6 – The Track

Exploring Sydney's meandering George Street spine.

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  • Sydney walking tours led by practising architects.
  • Nominated as one of the world’s top five architecture tours by The Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Nominated as one of the world’s top ten architecture tours by The Guardian UK.
  • Winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012-2021.

Duration: 2.5 hours

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Tour Details.

A pedestrian artery for twenty thousand years; the ancient walking track from Circular Quay to the fresh water spring known as the Tank Stream is now Sydney’s meandering George Street spine.

Tracing a route from Circular Quay to Sydney Town Hall, we will slalom down George and flirt with its public and private edges, trespassing across territory political, cultural, social as well as architectural. Charles Darwin’s 1836 narrative along the same path will inflect our journey as we examine the city and reflect on Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s transformative urban strategies.

We will focus on the defining urban and architectural elements of George including master works by Harry SeidlerAngelo CandalepasJohnson Pilton WalkerFJMTAlexander Calder and Grimshaw Architects.

Meeting Point.

Customs House (forecourt). 31 Alfred St, Sydney – 1 minute walk from Circular Quay Station.

What Else.

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  • Please bring your ticket for scanning either printed or on your phone.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • Tickets are transferrable and cancellable up to 72 hours before the event.
  • We are COVID-Safe and follow all current NSW Government requirements. Physical distancing is required. Masks are encouraged but not mandatory.
  • Whatever happens in regards to weather – we walk – so dress for the weather! If for some reason the tour does not go ahead, you will receive a full refund. In this instance we would notify you at least 90 minutes prior to the tour by text message so a mobile number is requested in the next window.

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