Imagine it – you’ve just arrived in Sydney and have settled into your hotel. You’ve freshened up and are ready to go have a look around. A friend of a friend is meeting you to show you around a bit (that’s me - hi). On this tour we’ll set off from one of Sydney’s better hotels and explore central Sydney – there’s no promised route, nor guaranteed sites. We’ll wander and see what looks interesting. Sites that are likely to come up at least sometimes are the Queen Victoria Building, or The Strand, George Street, Hyde Park, and St Mary’s Cathedral. Where it’s feasible, I’ll happily take requests and suggestions from you. I’m just deleting the pledge to run the tour twice every three weeks – with overall attendance down right now, I think once every three weeks will suffice.
Elizabeth is an American by birth, Australian by choice. She is a happy immigrant and resident of Sydney for nearly 21 years. Having been fascinated with Australia since she was 12, Elizabeth found that when she arrived in Sydney in 2000, she already knew more about her new home than many of the Australians she met. She finally put all that knowledge to work as a tour guide in 2019 – just in time to really fall in love with it before Covid hit. From the iconic sights that always take her breath away no matter how many times she’s seen them, like the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to the little-known but beautiful corners of the city, Elizabeth loves exploring Sydney and showing it off to friends and guests. She lives in Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches. She’s been very slowly blogging her way through all 84 of Sydney’s beaches and is working on a travel memoir about riding her bicycle around Europe.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Sydney with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Sydney. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
06 June 2021
I booked onto this tour with Elizabeth because the tour description sounded so friendly and welcoming. I can TOTALLY see myself doing exactly what she sets out to do with this tour - arrive in a new city, jet-lagged but eager to stretch my legs and get my bearings, and happy to have a "friend of a friend" to answer my questions and help me get the lay of the land. Great idea Elizabeth, and I look forward to repeating this tour!
06 June 2021