There are many history walking tours in Sydney, and not all of them are created equal. I'v recently come across an awesome running tour where Iv'e been able to see more of the city in half the time. Which history tour of Sydney is the best and why?
Almost any of the properties run by the Historic Houses Trust will give a sterling historical tour. Perhaps my favourite is the one that goes through the Hyde Park Barracks. This is such a fascinating building that the tour guides just explode with enthusiasm and dish out wonderful historical titbits. This place has been a prison barracks, mental hospital, immigrant processing centre and a local court. It is now one of Sydney's best museums with an entertaining tour, whether you take the self guided head set version or let a real person guide you through
Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbour is full of old buildings and fascinating sites. With its history convict settlement from 1839-1869 and its later use as a shipyard from 1857-1991, this island is full of interesting finds for those interested in history. Visitors can take the audio tour in order to explore the island at their own pace, or they can take self-guided tours. For more information on the tours, visit the official website at www.cockatooisland.gov.au/visit/tours