Welcome to the Free Walking tour of Sydney.
If you thought that Sydney's history is short and boring, think again. It is interesting and fascinating. 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.
Walk with local guides who are experts in history, love their city and enjoy sharing their favourite places with you. Join our tour and you will see our iconic world-famous sights as well as hidden gems of Sydney that you would never find on your own.
The tour will give you a rare insight into our fascinating past as a British colony. We will explore The Rocks - the first convict settlement in Australia. You will learn about the history of this notorious area, wander cobblestone lanes listening to amusing stories of survival, convicts, gangs and pubs.
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 photo opportunities, tips on places to visit and things to do beyond the tour.
The Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Hyde Park Barracks
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Colonial Town Square
Historical Macquarie street
Spiders, Sharks and Snakes
Heritage Bridge street
Australia's legendary cat
Old Government Stables
Museums and Galleries
'Edge of Trees'
The Rocks - How it all started
The Colony - story of survival
Old Police Station
Suez Canal and Nurses Walk
Sydney's Oldest Pubs
Oldest Woodblock Road
'First Impressions' Obelisk
Convicts, Gangs and Pubs
Walk to China
Laneways and Hidden Places
'Battle for The Rocks'
The Rocks Markets
What to do in Sydney
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.
* No tours on Christmas Day (25th December), Australia Day (26th January) and ANZAC day (25th April).
* Groups 8 or more people are required to register at least 24 hours in advance.
* Our tour guides reserve the right to deny participation of any group.
* Due to the nature of The Rocks area our walking tour is not wheelchair accessible.
"Well worth doing"
Tripadvisor 15 March 2018, Angela175
We did the walking tour with Lily on our first morning in Sydney. As well as being very interesting and informative, it was a great way to familiarise ourselves with areas of the city which we could then continue to explore at our leisure. On day three we decided to do the bus tour with Martin. Again Martin, as our driver and guide was so knowledgeable and made the tour fun and interesting. The tours complement each other, so do both if you have the time.
"Great Start to Exploring Sydney"
Facebook 4 February 2018, LeeF62
This walking tour, which takes 2.5 hours, leads you from Hyde Park down to The Rocks and provides a really good introduction to the history and notable buildings of the district. Lily was a very interesting and well informed guide and led the group efficiently. We very much enjoyed this walk and certainly recommend it as a great introduction to the city.
Facebook 25 October 2016
This walking tour is everything to someone visiting Sydney. The tour guide offered so much history, jokes, stories, making it interactive and not a lecture. She was very conscious of the group's walking speed, making sure we rested and pointed out which places offered free tours.
The Rocks is breathtaking, and it was priceless to have someone who knew the area (lots of little alleyways). I found so many neat places to explore later on, and I have this tour to thank!
Google 10 December 2017
Great walking tour, Lily was in orange T-shirt was our tour guide, she was friendly. We went to so many places; she showed us historical places with their history. We went church, gardens, hidden bars, cafes, red rocks, harbour, opera, shops, pretty much everywhere. She gave us information about ferry. Thanks!! Lily again, without her it's really hard to get that closer look of Sydney. Well done. Highly recommended.