Complete Sydney and the Rocks free walking tour

"Colonial walk in modern Sydney"

2.5 hours easy walking tour

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.

Sydney walks 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 Sydney Harbour with two icons: the Sydney Opera House and Sydney 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 in Sydney beyond the tour.

Free Walking Tour Sydney & the Rocks

at 10.30am from Archibald Fountain at Hyde Park


rain, hail or shine tour guides in
orange 'Free Tours' uniforms will be waiting for you.


Book Now (free booking)

Our meeting point:

Archibald Fountain
at Hyde Park

(20 metres from St. James Station)


We're recommended by:

The walking tour will cover
both Sydney and The Rocks


You will see and hear about:

Free walking tour Sydney. A group of travellers is enjoying the view of Sydney Harbour with the Sydney Opera House in the background. A tour guide in an orange 'free tours' uniform is telling stories of early Sydney.
  • Hyde Park
  • St.Mary's Cathedral
  • The Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • 'Rum' Hospital
  • Aboriginal History
  • St.James' Church
  • Il Porcellino
Sydney free walking tour group is exploring a mini model of Sydney city. Local tour guides of free walking tours show hidden places of Sydney.
  • Hyde Park Barracks
  • Queen's Square
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Old Colonial Town Square
  • Historical Macquarie street
  • Spiders, Sharks and Snakes
  • Heritage Bridge street
  • Australia's legendary cat
Sydney Free walking tour is at Campbells Cove. Local tour guide in an orange 'Free Tours' T-shirt is uncovering the history of the Rocks. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is in the background of the picture.
  • Old Government Stables
  • Sydney Tower
  • Parliament House
  • Martin Place
  • Garden Palace
  • Customs House
  • Macquarie Obelisk
  • Museums and Galleries
Travellers who joined a free walking tour around Sydney are at the Rocks area of Sydney. A tour guide in an orange 'Free Tours' uniform tells local stories of an early colony near one of the oldest surviving buildings in Sydney - Cadmans Cottage.
  • '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
The Rocks free walking tour is taking a group picture in front of the art installation called Edge of trees.
  • Campbells Cove
  • Convicts, Gangs and Pubs
  • Cadman's Cottage
  • Walk to China
  • Laneways and Hidden Places
  • 'Battle for The Rocks'
  • Circular Quay
  • The Rocks Markets
  • Things to do in Sydney

The walking 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.

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 (25th December), Australia Day (26th January) and ANZAC day (25th April).

* 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.

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