Skip to main content
Bed icon
Calendar icon -

Book direct with us for Best Available Rates

Heritage Tours

Discover the rich history of the former Sydney General Post Office building with our resident guide.

Heritage tours are temporarily unavailable. Please contact the hotel for assistance with your heritage tour booking.

The Sydney General Post Office (GPO) was constructed in two stages, beginning in 1866 and designed under the guidance of colonial architect James Barnet. It was regarded as a building which would come to symbolise Sydney in the same way the Houses of Parliament in Westminster represent London and the Eiffel Tower, Paris.

On September 1, 1874, the first stage of the GPO was opened, and Sydney was mesmerised by the first major building development in Sydney. In 1891, the clock tower was finally completed and the bells rang out across Sydney for the first time.

Delve into the vibrant history and culture of Sydney’s former GPO, and let our resident tour guide bring you on a journey through time to discover the stories, tales and legends of the city’s iconic Grand Dame.

Meeting Point
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – Concierge


10.00 a.m. (Exclusive to Hotel Guests)
11.45 a.m. (Open to Public)

10.00 a.m. (Exclusive to Hotel Guests)
11.45 a.m. (Open to Public)

10.00 a.m. (Exclusive to Hotel Guests)
11.45 a.m. (Open to Public)

The tour duration is 90 minutes.

Heritage Tours do not include access to the GPO Clock Tower. 

Please call Concierge at +61 (0) 2 8223 1111 to register for a tour.
For customised tours, please email us at