Walsh Bay Walks - Self Guided Tour - Walsh Bay
Sydney's blessed with a seemingly infinite capacity to surprise and charm. It may be a street you've never walked before. A building you've never noticed until today. A new perspective perhaps, the discovery of fascinating fragments of our turbulent history. Even something as familiar as the Harbour can still reveal well-kept secrets, unfolding a rich past in the midst of modernity.
Leave the hustle and bustle of The Rocks, step quietly past the posing brides, pause to marvel at the great grey bridge that soars up from its granite towers above you and find yourself in Walsh Bay, where everything old is new again.
Walsh Bay Sculpture WalkOver recent years Walsh Bay has grown to become Sydney's culture, art and entertainment hub. Today the precinct boasts the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk, which includes works from Brett Whiteley's towering Black Totem II through to Jimmie Durham's head-turning Still Life With Stone and Car. Funded by Transfield, with works from its own collection and loans from artists and private patrons, the sculptures have all been carefully chosen for their unique location in Walsh Bay.
Resist - if you can - the temptation to savour a coffee at one of the charming harbourside cafes while you meander through the modern sculptures positioned alongside Sydney's harbour and the beautifully restored heritage wharves.
|Start Location||Pier 2, Sydney|
|Highlights||Walsh Bay Precinct, Walsh Bay|
|Duration||Half Day or less.|
|Price||Price Range Self Guided Free Tour|
Walsh Bay Heritage WalkJust around the corner from The Rocks and Circular Quay, following the panoramic foreshore walk under the Sydney Harbour Bridge this free, self-guided tour is a meandering mix of new and old, artefacts and architecture.
Take a step back; browse the historical artefacts, re-live the history of early Australia along the Heritage Walk. To be truthful, the walk is more of a wander and an exercise for the mind and senses. A wonderful way to lose yourself for an hour or so and recharge your batteries.
Download the heritage walking guide from the Walsh Bay Sydney website.
|Start Location||Stop 1 (Start) - On the Waterfront exhibition, Walsh Bay|
|Highlights||Stop 11 (Finish), Dawes Point|
|Duration||Full Day, Half Day or less.|
|Price||Price Range Free Self Guided Tour|