Sydney is easy to get about by foot therefore a walking tour is a great way to orientate yourself.

 

The following tours are available free of charge (tips appreciated!)

 

Free Tours Sydney

Starts near Archibald Fountain at Hyde Park, Sydney. Every day at 10.30am. Look for your tour guide in an Orange t-shirt.

If you thought Sydney's history is simple, short and boring, think again. It is interesting, it is fascinating.

The "Colonial walk in modern Sydney" tour covers both Sydney and The Rocks area.

Take in the charming atmosphere of Sydney walking in the historical heart of 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.

The 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.

For the full itinerary, please visit Free Tours Sydney website.

http://freetourssydney.com.au/

 

I'm Free Tours

Starts at the anchor/construction work in Town Hall Square @ 10.30am & 2.30pm and walks for 3 hours. Look for your guide in a bright green "I'm Free" t-shirt.

The Sydney Sights tour covers the Opera House, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Queen Victoria Building, Pitt St Mall, Hyde Park, Circular Quay and more.

There is also a 6pm tour of The Rocks to further explore Sydney's most historical district. 

http://www.imfree.com.au/

 

Sydney Greeters

Sydney Greeters are volunteers who enjoy showing off their city and providing an insider’s orientation to Sydney for visitors.

With no pre-set itineraries, Sydney Greeters take guests on a personalised Greet of the city's (hidden) treasures, some of which might not be found on any tourist maps. All Greets are fully customised based on time, interests, level of mobility and language.

Sydney Greeters is member of the Global Greeter Network with independent programs in more than 100 destinations world-wide.

http://www.sydney-greeters.com/