Sydney Sights Free Walking Tour

10:30am daily
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Explore Sydney's Sights

During this 2½-3 hour, easy-walking tour we will uncover the history and explore the sites of Australia’s most popular city. Your friendly and knowledgeable Sydney tour guide will give you insights into the people, places and events of our sun kissed city.

From the Town Hall we will explore Sydney’s beginnings and development from it’s early days as a convict colony right up to the major developments that have made Sydney the world city that it is today. We’ll also cover things to see and do in Sydney especially those that are free, to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

We've got Sydney covered

– Sydney Opera House
– The Harbour Bridge
– The Rock’s District
– Circular Quay
– Sydney Tower
– Events & Transport
– Free things to do & see

– Hyde Park Barracks
– The ‘Rum’ Hospital
– St Mary’s Cathedral
– Customs House
– Parliament House
– Macquarie Street
– Pitt St Shopping Mall
– Martin Place

– St Andrew’s Cathedral
– Cadman’s Cottage
– Reserve Bank of Australia Museum
– Australia Square
– Hilton Bombing
– Underground Tunnels

– Hidden Bar culture
– Queen Victoria Building
– Laneways & Art
– Hyde Park
– Town Hall
– Sydney’s first cemetery

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Please note: We aren’t able to accept groups of 10+ or school / tertiary education groups of any size on the free tours. Instead we offer Private Tours. Separate registration of large groups will not be accepted on the day as it affects the tour for everyone else.

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How are we free?

Our tours are offered on a “pay what you think it’s worth” model so people of any budget are able to turn up and enjoy the tour to discover and learn about our great city. 

Join a Tour

10:30am daily

Please note: We aren’t able to accept groups of 10+ or school / tertiary education groups of any size on the free tours. Instead we offer Private Tours. Separate registration of large groups will not be accepted on the day as it affects the tour for everyone else.

At I'm Free we're all about

100% Local Sydney guides

All I’m Free guides are experienced and knowledgeable locals who are excited to show you around their hometown.

100% Independent advice

We’re all about being real! Each of us will share with you our honest, local advice about where to explore, eat or drink. We are never paid to promote or advertise to you.

Interesting stories

We will share with you the unique and quirky stories of our city as well as the history behind our main attractions.

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We like to think we’re one of Sydney’s important sights, but don’t take our word for it, have a look at what others think.

John M
March 2020
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Great tour which shows far more than just the Opera house and Harbour Bridge. We learnt a lot about the history of the City and picked up loads of tips and useful information.
Bernard M
February 2020
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Too bad I did not take the tour on my first day. It would have been very helpful on organizing my visit to key places.
Dennis T
January 2020
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Great tour to start your stay in Sydney. Best value for your dollar to get the lay of the land.
Nina S
January 2020
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In short: The one and only walking tour you wanna do in Sydney. Great overview over the city, great tourguides and great tips and hints from locals what there is in Sydney apart from what the guidebooks tell.
Megan D
December 2017
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Just finished the free Walking Tour and it was brilliant. Really informative and fun, detailed enough that it’s worth doing whether you’re on holiday or live in the area!

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FAQs

Yes, we require bookings so that we can manage numbers and guide availability.

Unfortunately, no. Due to a limitation on the numbers on one tour at the moment it would mean other participants wouldn’t be able to join. Instead we can organise a private tour for you, so flick us an email and we can talk.

Nope. Not due to weather, we walk rain, hail or shine!

 

We do however, take the current health situation very seriously. In the unlikely event that your guide is at all unwell before the tour and we can’t replace the guide at short notice we may have reschedule. Equally if you’re not feeling well please let us know and we’ll be happy to reschedule your booking to another time when you’re feeling 100%.

The ‘Sydney Sights’ start point is Town Hall Square (483 George St) between St Andrew’s Cathedral and the Town Hall building. It is in the very centre of the CBD (central business district) and Town Hall train station is directly underneath our start point. All train lines in Sydney stop at Town Hall station. Click here for Google Maps directions.
This tour ends near the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay not far from the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Thank you for thinking of us. Yes we can accept, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and eftpos cards as well as Apple Pay, Google Pay & Samsung Pay. Cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

Yes. The ‘Sydney Sights’ tour is accessible to both pram and wheelchairs.

Yes! The Sydney sights tour finishes next to the Rocks district and a short walk from the start of The Rocks tour, giving you plenty of time to explore The Rocks markets or find a nice cafe or pub for a post tour lunch.
It is a walking tour. This tour is only 3-3.5km (1.5 -2 miles) in total and we walk at a leisurely pace, stopping to speak at regular intervals along the way.
Our tours are designed to be suitable for people of all ages. Over the years we have toured to a wide variety of audiences of all ages and backgrounds including many families and children.

At the moment we only offer tours in English.

It can be tricky to find the group once they are under way.

 

That said we give 5 minutes for people to turn up late and then are at the start point for a few minutes after that.

 

From there we walk to George St and head north (left) to the southern entrance of the QVB. We then head inside the QVB to the middle of the building and then back out to George St where we continue north (left) along George St and then east (right) along Market St to the south end of Pitt St Mall. From there we continue east along Market St to Hyde Park where we stop near the Archibald fountain at the northern end of Hyde Park. 

Thank you for thinking of others to create spaces for them to join.

 

If you need to cancel or change the date of your booking there is a link in your confirmation email that allows you to do that.

 

If you need to change the number of people in your booking get in touch and we can adjust it for you.

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