Walking tours of Sydney: Hidden gems, historic sights or design your own

Explore the city on foot for an up-close-and-personal experience like no other.

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Whether you’re exploring your local or are in unfamiliar territory, exploring on foot is a magical experience. That’s why we love walking tours!

You get to see the secret nooks and crannies of a city, unearth hidden laneways and artworks you never knew existed, and discover locations rarely seen on that red tour bus.

You have a number of options for walking tours. You can:

    • Book a guided tour. This means you’ll receive an expert’s guidance through the best of the best, receive commentary about the area that you’re exploring and may even receive a free drink at the end of it!
    • Download and audio tour. This means you’ll be guided via app and may receive either audio or written commentary
    • Take a self-guided tour: Either work on others’ recommendations or create your own guided tour using a map and landmarks you’d like to see along the way.

Walking Tours of the City

Visitors to Sydney can best benefit from walking tours, not only because you get to tour the city but it also helps you get your bearings so you can explore on your own later on.

Sydney’s tour options range from historical and architectural to food and self-guided, all of which have their benefits depending on what you’re after.

Historical and city tours of Sydney:

Learn about our convict history and discover the hidden laneways of Sydney’s CBD:

Walking food tours:

Eat your way through Sydney’s culinary delights:

Chocolate walking tours:

Sweet tooth? These will satisfy:

Sydney Food Tour: Cupcakes, Chocolate and Macarons
Sydney Food Tour: Cupcakes, Chocolate and Macarons


Walking architectural tours:

Tour by app:

Let your phone take the lead on this one:

Create your own walking tour

Self-guided more your style? Thanks to the beauty of the Internet and Google Maps you can drop a pin wherever you are and wherever you want to be and have a path determined for you.

Use our Sydney Travel Guide to help you decide where you need to drop those pins and then map your route and start you on-foot journey!

Need some help? This map includes some of Sydney’s most famous locations within walking distance of one another which might be a good start for a self-guided tour. From one end to the other it will take you just under 90 minutes to walk (not including stopping for photos, obviously!)

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