Sydney Sights Walking Tour

Perfect for sightseeers and Sydney explorers: all of Sydney's sights, plus a few not listed in guidebooks, some history and a bit of fun. Everything you need to know about Sydney in a 2-hour walk, operating DAILY @10am from Sydney's Circular Quay.

Crimes & Passions Walking Tour

This tour guides you through Sydney's infamous Kings Cross redlight and party district, touching on its speckled history of fame, fortunes, murders, drug-obsessions, mysteries, crimes & romances. Don't miss this rare opportunity for a taste of Sydney's colourful underbelly! Operating @5pm Thurs, Fri & Sat from Sydney's Circular Quay and including return bus fare to Kings Cross.

Australian Fashion Walking Tour

This tour is the only guided walking tour of Sydney’s premier fashion strip, Oxford Street. Our professional guide will lead you to the best of Australian fashion, from the famous to the independent newcomers. It’s your key to all of Sydney's shopping secrets. Operating @1pm Mon, Wed & Sat from Sydney's Circular Quay and including return bus fare to Oxford Street Paddington.

Sightsee & Shop Day Tour

See Sydney's sights and historical heart in the morning and be guided to Sydney's best shopping in the afternoon. Operating @10am Mon, Wed & Sat from Sydney's Circular Quay and including return bus fare to Oxford Street Paddington.

Luxury Walking Tours

This tour, designed to spoil, includes a meeting point at your hotel foyer, cold/hot drinks, taxi shuttles between city regions, special consideration for your personal interest areas and the opportunity to pick your tour starting time and conclusion point. You’ll see the best of Sydney, Kings Cross, Oxford Street, Darling Harbour and more. Operating DAILY at a time to suit you with full-day and half-day options.


Our Sydney walking tours have featured in newspapers, blogs and magazines across the world. Here's a sample of what our critics have said about our tours:

“…it is the first regular walking tour of the Cross and is both informative and entertaining. It’s perfect for all ages and fitness levels…” Daily Telegraph.

“Just below the surface, behind a few doors in Sydney’s infamous Kings Cross, are stories of life that would shock or enthrall every visitor. But to find these hidden treasures one must take a tour hosted by experts in the area. Bounce Tours has created a tour that exposes the reality of this colourful, bohemian, artistic yet sometimes tragic neighbourhood….” Sun-Herald.

“What better way to see this unique part of Sydney than on foot with a walk on the wild side?... The tour tells stories of love, murder, drugs and sex, but also included is the area’s artistic and architectural past.” Brisbane Times.

“Bounce dished out more than enough ‘dirt’ to fascinate both visitor and Sydneysider alike. Some of the city’s most infamous murders, court cases, mysterious disappearances, shootings and stabbings, even a minor riot, all took place within the Cross area and there are abundant “X marks the spot” locations….” Sydney Morning Herald.

“… there’s much more to Kings Cross that even Sydneysiders don’t know about and for visitors who are a little hesitant to venture into the area, a Bounce ‘Crimes & Passions Walking Tour’ is a great introduction… Knowledgable, bubbly guides take you near the sites of many fascinating gory events, important milestones, crimes and love stories and fill you in on the Kings Cross ‘goss’.” Get Up and Go Magazine.

“The tour is perfect for all those intrigued by the colourful history of the Cross…” My NRMA.

“For all it’s funky new bars, it’d be a crime not to take this walk on the wilder side of Kings Cross.” Adelaide Advertiser.

"Bounce Tours' Sydney Sights Walking Tour provides visitors and locals with an insight into the drama, beauty, history, secrets and lies behind Sydney." West Australian.

"The tour takes in The Rocks, the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens and other sights... It is the first tour in Sydney that provides walkers with an insight into each of the sights - not just The Rocks - on a regular basis.... Walking through Sydney's sights and hidden treasures is one of the best ways to experience the rich history, culture and atmosphere." Daily Telegraph.

"The Sydney Sights Walking Tour is ideal for first-time visitors seeking to explore the city by foot." Sydney Uncovered.


  1. Why choose Bounce Walking Tours?
    Bounce Walking Tours are the only providers of regular Sydney walking tours beyond the Rocks colonial district of Sydney. This allows us to show you some of the great modern and lesser-known features of our fantastic city. Such as the Botanic Gardens, where movie scenes have been filmed and Sydney's red-light district. Our guides are enthusiastic, professional and friendly. They're also local Sydneysiders, which means they're available to answer all of your questions and are well informed on the latest events, attractions and current affairs influencing Sydney on the day of your tour.
  2. Will I enjoy a Bounce walking tour?
    We're VERY confident you'll have a great time on any of our tours. Our Sydney walks are designed to provide you with all of the information you need to know about an area, but most importantly, are designed to entertain you. Bounce collects feedback from people all over the world who have taken our walking tours and on every feedback form we've ever received, our walkers have stated that they would recommend us to family and friends. How's that for a recommendation!
  3. Do I need to be fit?
    People of all fitness level are extremely welcome, and will thoroughly enjoy, each of Bounce's guided walking tours. If you are concerned about the speed or intensity of the tour, please speak to your tour guide prior to the start of your walking tour, however we're sure you'll find each tour to be a thoroughly enjoyable leisurely walk.
  4. What happens in bad weather?
    Our guided walking tours operate as scheduled — rain, hail or shine. Our tour guides will be prepared to make your tour as comfortable as possible in bad weather, by supplying umbrellas and sunscreen as required.
  5. What should I wear?
    General sight-seeing wear is perfect. We suggest wearing any clothes that are comfortable for you to walk in — including comfortable shoes — on our walking tours. Please note that the Australian sun can be very harsh. On warm days, please cover up as much as possible and wear a hat and sunscreen at all times.
  6. Will there be any breaks in the walk?
    Our walking tours include toilet and refreshment breaks where you'll have a chance to refresh and gather your energies for the remainder of the tour and purchase a refreshment or snack.
  7. Where do the tours start?
    All of our walking tours, including each of our Sydney and Kings Cross walking tours, start at Circular Quay - within seconds of Sydney's Circular Quay railway station and ferry, bus and taxi terminals. You'll find your Bounce Walking Tours guide outside the Australian Travel Specialists booking centre, directly opposite Wharf 6, Circular Quay. They'll be easy to find in their bright blue "Bounce" t-shirts.
  8. Where do the tours finish?
    Our Sydney Sights Walking Tour, concludes on the steps of the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay. Our Crimes & Passions (Kings Cross) Walking Tour concludes at the Coke Sign, William Street, Kings Cross where we will ensure your safe journey back to the city if you wish (included in the price of your ticket), or direct you on enjoy more of Kings Cross. Our Australian Fashions Walking Tour concludes at the Paddington Town Hall, Paddington where we ensure your safe bus trip back to the city (included in the price of your ticket) or provide directions to continue enjoying Paddington.