Free Walking Tours

Every Day* at 10.30am

Rain, hail or shine

meeting point:
Archibald Fountain at Hyde Park

Tour guide in an orange will be waiting for you.

No booking required

Free Walking Tours

Every Day* at 10.30am

Rain, hail or shine

meeting point:
Archibald Fountain at Hyde Park

Tour guide in an orange will be waiting for you.

No booking required

"Colonial walk in modern Sydney"

Complete Sydney and The Rocks walking tour

2.5 hours easy walking tour


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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 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 Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • 'Rum' Hospital


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  • Aboriginal History
  • St.James' Church
  • Il Porcellino
  • Hyde Park Barracks
  • Queen's Square


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  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Old Colonial Town Square
  • Historical Macquarie street
  • Spiders, Sharks and Snakes
  • Heritage Bridge street


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  • Australia's legendary cat
  • Old Government Stables
  • Sydney Tower
  • Parliament House
  • Martin Place


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  • Garden Palace
  • Customs House
  • Macquarie Obelisk
  • Museums and Galleries
  • 'Edge of Trees'


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  • The Rocks - How it all started
  • The Colony - story of survival
  • Old Police Station
  • Suez Canal and Nurses Walk
  • Sydney's Oldest Pubs


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  • Oldest Woodblock Road
  • 'First Impressions' Obelisk
  • Campbells Cove
  • Convicts, Gangs and Pubs
  • Cadman's Cottage


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  • Walk to China
  • Laneways and Hidden Places
  • 'Battle for The Rocks'
  • Circular Quay
  • 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.


    Enjoy Sydney on 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.


    * No tours on Christmas Day (25 December) and Australia Day (26 January).

    * Groups 10 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.