One Must Do Classic Sydney Experience

My Sydney Detour

Walking out of Surrey Hill’s based restaurant NOMAD she was waiting before me. Sleek and sexy, ready to take me back in time to 1964. I was ready to see Sydney from the backseat of an iconic 1964 EH Holden with Graham at the wheel and Bérangère, his wife and fellow guide, ready to show me some of her favourite Sydney hidden secrets when we took My Walking Detour later in the afternoon – a girls gotta burn off NOMAD’s amazing Mediterranean food some how!


Sliding into springy back seat I ran my fingers along the lambskin covers adorning the seats, a touch of comfort and warmth, not that we needed the warmth on the fine 28-degree day. As Graham turned the key in the engine the car purred to life, the hairs raised on my arms as a little sense of thrill ran through my body; I’d been raised by my Dad to know about and appreciate cars and this one was a beauty.

The Holden was beautifully looked after, impeccable down to the last detail. As we drove around the outskirts of the city all eyes were on us – it happens all the time when he’s driving the car Graham told us with a broad smile as I waved at the inhabitants of a car to our right.

My Sydney Detour

Graham joked with us that we should close our eyes as we drew closer to our destination – one of his favourite spots in Sydney – and when we arrived I could understand why he didn’t want people to know where this tiny park with an amazing lookout was.
At the end of a quiet residential street, in a suburb that shall-not-be-named, this view opened up before us of Sydney’s famed skyline.

My Sydney Detour

Some people pay multi-millions of dollars to get this view but for us the view was free.

My Sydney Detour

Each of the Sydney Detour’s are fully customisable to what you want to experience in Sydney and can run for three-hours up to full-day options. There’s even packages for romantics – what better way to spoil the car enthusiast man but still have a classy tour for the ladies.

Together or separately let Graham and Bérangère show you Sydney in style, first by taking you back in time as you drive and for a walk along Sydney’s multi-million dollar waterfronts with Bérangère’s Walking Detour; but don’t take my word for just how spectacular an afternoon you can have, join them for your own Sydney Detour and experience it for yourselves.

Now it’s over to you:

Who else wants to go for a drive in the 1964 EH Holden?
What is one activity you’d like to experience when visiting Sydney?

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My Sydney Detour
177-179 Lawson Street
Redfern, NSW  2016

Website: www.MySydneyDetour.com

Phone: +61 (0) 404 256 256

Price: starting at AU$189 per person for a three-hour detour. Click here to find all detour options and pricing.

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My trip to Sydney was supported by Visit Sydney.
A huge thank you also to Graham and Bérangère for hosting Sara and I on our Sydney Detour.

All thoughts and opinions are, as always, my own.

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    May 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I just heard about this the other day from my friend! This is SO something I would do. Thanks for sharing! Definitely bookmarking this post.

    Happy travels 🙂

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      May 15, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      Hey Lauren,

      Taking a My Sydney Detour (or a My Walking Detour) is such a cool way to see the city from a different perspective, and Graham and Bérangère are so happy to share their local highlights and hidden secrets… that and driving around in an Aussie classic car is pretty sweet!

      Enjoy your Sydney detour 😉

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    House in Tillford
    May 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    how fun! I love vintage holdens and nice spot that you guys found!

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    Henry | @fotoeins
    May 16, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Nicole, I know where that is, but ya know I ain’t sayin’. 🙂 These parts of the city (and beyond) are fantastic for views “back” to the CBD! Love the car, love that view!

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    Emma @ Everyday Postcard
    May 17, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    What a cool car! And what a view of Sydney!

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