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Take part in a tour of Sydney - Australia's largest and most famous destination.

Over 5 million residents call Sydney home and why wouldn't they? The capital of New South Wales, with its luxurious harbour and jaw dropping Opera House, epitomises what Australia means to so many across the world.

See our favourite Sydney tours here. Some are free with no upfront cost and operate on a tipping basis, while others have associated costs.


We only list tours we'd personally use. If you click links on our site, we may earn a small commission. Tours not operated by Buddy Free Walking Tours.

Free Walking Tours of Sydney

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Daily Sydney walkings tours operated by I'm Free Tours. Choose between the main Sydney Sights and the Free Sydney Rocks tours. Your tour guide will wear green. For information regarding starting times, lengths of the tours as well as meeting points, please visit their website.


Free Tours Sydney offers a single daily walking tour that encompasses both Sydney and the The Rocks District. Lasting about two and half hours, the tour meets at the Archibald Fountain at Hyde Park daily at 10:30am (time and meeting place may change, please visit tour page for details.

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Experience a warm introduction and welcome from a Sydney Greeter. A volunteer who loves Sydney guides you through their favourite spots in the city, local style. For more details and to book a tour, visit the Sydney Greeter page

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The Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney offers tours of the gallery, some of which are free. Worthwhile to visit and check it out.

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Free guided tours of The Royal Botanic Garden of Sydney. Explore the vast heritage and range of picturesque plant life at the botanic garden with a friendly local guide. Details here.

Audio Guided Tour of Sydney

An alternative to a classic tour and for those that like the independence. The no hassle 2 hour guided audio tour of Sydney takes you through the major sights of Sydney including the Sydney Opera House, St James’ Church and the Museum of Sydney before taking in the beauty of the Rocks, the General Post Office, Sydney Parliament and the Government House. Learn more about the tour.

Other Sydney Tours (not free but highly rated)

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"Sydney is a marvellous and inspiring place"

Dani, visitor to Sydney in December 2022

Sydney - Australia's most popular destination

Whether you plan to take it easy on sunny picturesque beaches, visit some world famous restaurants and bars or explore the nature and wildlife in and around Sydney, the city has so much to offer for all types of visitors and budgets. Major sights not to miss include Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi and Manly beaches, Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Circular Quay, botanical gardens, Hyde park, Chinese Garden of Friendship and numerous museums and art galleries.

When you arrive to Sydney, why not take a free walking tour to get a friendly and easy introduction to this amazing city.


The list above shows which free tours are currently operating.


The tours listed are described as free. What does this mean? Generally, it means the tours have no upfront cost. Some tours may operate on a tips only basis where if you like the tour, you can pay your guide how much the tour was worth to you at the end. Didn't like it? No obligations to pay. Check each tour for details.

Most tours operate in English but some tours may be available in other languages including Spanish (tour gratis de Sydney en español), Chinese (免费城市徒步之旅), Italian (tour a piedi gratuito di Sydney in italiano) and French (visite gratuite de Sydney en français).

The tours of Sydney listed here are not operated by Buddy Free Walking Tours. Therefore, we advise you to visit the websites and find out directly from the operators up to date times, dates and other details of the tours. The information listed here is only a snapshot and we take no responsibility for any missing information or safety of tours. See details on tour operator website for details and any COVID-19 restrictions currently in place and if the tour is active at the moment.

Are you a tour operator in or around Sydney? Contact us to get listed here.


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