Sydney Walking Tours
Be Guided Around Old Sydney by an Archaeologist
The only Sydney Walking Tours guided by a University of Sydney qualified Historian and Archaeologist
We offer a series of Walking Tours in Sydney for people who love history, exploring cities, hearing amazing stories and avoiding tourist traps. Each walking tour is led by a qualified historian and archaeologist and starts within the Sydney CBD. We will take you to places that only locals visit and drop you off after at a historical pub near public transport.
Darlinghurst (East Sydney): Sex Scandal & Murder Walking Tour
Explore history, murder, myth and mystery in Sydney’s most eerie and sinful historical neighbourhood. You will explore Hyde Park and East Sydney tracking the steps of serial killers; lurking through old ganglands; exploring the 19th-century redlight districts; seeing where the WW2 riots took place; and discovering Sydney’s crime queens of the 1920s. Finally, you will visit the old Sydney prison, and Court House before finishing at an old 1930s morgue.
For People who love Walking Tours, History, Victorian Architecture, Art Deco Architecture, True Crime, razor gangs, WW2 History, African American History, LGBT History, women in history, Exploring Laneways, Old Pubs, and more.
2 Hours – Starts at Hyde Park
Surry Hills: Historical Crime Scene Walking Tour
On this not-so-typical walking tour, you will meander through dark alleys and winding lanes, exploring the dark history of Sydney’s Surry Hills. You will investigate the ghastly crime scenes of historical murders committed between 1820 and 1930. They took place in the old Victorian-era terraces, back lanes, and iconic street corners. You will stand at the exact spot where the bodies were found and wander around the old detectives’ crime scene.
Discover the long-forgotten Devonshire Street Cemetary, solve a 100-year-old cold case murder, hunt for animal footprints in convict-made bricks, see one of the most dangerous streets in the world during the 1920s, learn the true origins of the notorious razor gangs, and meet Australia’s first illegal cocaine dealer.
For People who love Walking Tours, History, Victorian Architecture, Art Deco Architecture, True Crime, WW2 History, African American History, Exploring Laneways, Old Pubs, Street Gangs and more.
2 Hours – Starts at Central Station
Sydney Odyssey: A Sydney Harbour Walking Tour
On this tour, you will hear stories of 20ft sharks, convict gangs, sailor’s riots, unsolved murders, indigenous heroes, pioneer women, opium and rum smugglers, the great Garden Palace fire, the Battle for Fort Denison hoax, how Sydney Harbour looked 10,000 years ago and much more.
You will also see hidden burials, forgotten convict carvings, secret statues, stunning Victorian architecture, where Sydney’s “Peaky Blinders” used to battle with police, where a war was declared on a giant stingray, a serial killer’s crime scene and many more strange things.
Enjoy a gentle walk from Circular Quay to Kings Cross through Farm Cove, the Botanic Gardens and Woolloomooloo. See Sydney from a different angle while hearing bizarre and peculiar stories that will change how you see our most iconic landmarks.
All this is done with “then” and “now” comparisons using dozens of vintage photographs and illustrations.
For People who love Walking Tours, Exploring, History, Avoiding Tourist Traps, Victorian Architecture, Strange Stories, True Crime, Exploring Laneways, Walking Along the Shore, Beautiful Gardens, Mysteries, Before and After Photos and much more.
3 Hours – Starts at Circular Quay
Murders Most Foul (Walk Talk Explore) is the only operator that operates Sydney walking hosted by a guide who is qualified in Australian history and archeology.