"Colonial walk in modern Sydney"

Complete Sydney and the Rocks tour

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Welcome to Free Tours Sydney.

If you thought that Sydney's history is short and boring, think again. It is interesting, it is fascinating and it is bloody funny. And we are going to share it with you.

Our "Colonial walk in modern Sydney" tour covers both Sydney and The Rocks. It contains carefully selected information to give it solid historic content, but keep it interesting, fun and entertaining.

Join us at the centre of modern Sydney - Archibald Fountain at Hyde Park - the favourite meeting place of lovers and romantics.

Take in the charming atmosphere of Sydney as we walk in the historical heart of our city and discover the sights and attractions Sydney is famous for and those only locals know about. Listen to many interesting and amusing stories about life in Sydney.

Our journey continues in The Rocks, the first European convict settlement in Australia, where you get a glimpse of early Sydney with its tales of survival, convicts and pubs. You will hear about the history of this notorious area, wander cobblestone lane ways in the footsteps of gangs and lowlife and discover hidden gems you would not find on your own.

We will finish our tour enjoying breathtaking views of our Harbour with two Sydney icons, The Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

In addition, you will be introduced to Sydney as a modern vibrant cosmopolitan city with lots of tips on places to visit and things to do beyond our tour.

We will show you real Sydney, so you see why locals believe it is the best city in the world.

The tour will cover:

both Sydney and The Rocks

You will see and hear about:

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  • Hyde Park
  • St.Mary's Cathedral
  • The Rocks - How it all started
  • Convicts, Gangs and Pubs
  • Cadman's Cottage
  • The Colony - story of survival
  • The Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • 'Rum' Hospital
  • Aboriginal History
  • Suez Canal and Nurses Walk
  • Garden Palace
  • Customs House
  • Circular Quay
  • Rum, Dump and Holey Dollar
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Historical Macquarie street
  • Sharks and Flying foxes
  • Hyde Park Barracks
  • Australia's legendary cat
  • Sydney Tower
  • Parliament House
  • Martin Place
  • Museums and Galleries
  • What to do in Sydney
walking tour Sydney

2.5 hours easy walking tour

Tour finishes near Circular Quay, next to The Rocks area.

So, after the tour you can spend more time exploring The Rocks or enjoy a ferry ride of Sydney Harbour.

*Tours run every day including weekends, except: Christmas Day (25 December) and Australia Day (26 January).

Enjoy Sydney with any budget

How are our tours free?

We leave it up to you to decide what our tour is worth.

Free Tours Sydney is an independent tour provider not paid or sponsored by any organization.

We rely entirely on contribution offered to us by those who have enjoyed the day.

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