Rising Tide is an historical walking tour app taking you on a unique 11 km walk around the beautiful foreshore areas of the Parramatta River in the City of Canada Bay and Ryde. The journey takes you back in time to explore the stories of the people and places who played a significant role in Australia’s efforts in the second world war.

Like many communities around Australia during WWII, when word came of the Japanese advance south, the people and businesses of Canada Bay and Ryde were ready to contribute where they could. Army hospitals were set up, factories started making ration packs for soldiers and a number of local boatbuilding yards turning their efforts to the production of sturdy wartime vessels.

Join your host Peta Khan as she takes you on a fascinating walk exploring these stories of bravery, hard work and innovation in one of Australia’s greatest hours of need. The walk will take you on some of Canada Bay and Ryde’s most beautiful walking paths, through diverse landscapes and past a number of fantastic hidden heritage buildings and estates.

When you’re ready to hit the trail, download the free Rising Tide app onto your phone using a wifi network, check out the map to plan your walk and grab your headphones for the best audio experience.

Rising Tide is produced by the City of Canada Bay Council in collaboration with the City of Ryde and the generous funding support of the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Program.


City of Canada Bay
316.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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