The tour guide was really interesting and engaging – and I learnt a lot! Highly recommended to anyone interested in learning of the indigenous history around the Sydney Harbour.
Sydney Redfern Walking Tour
Prominent local Aboriginal guide
Social & political history
Off the beaten path
This 90-minute walking tour will enlighten you to Redfern’s significant role in Aboriginal Peoples’ recent social and political history. Once a fringe suburb and refuge for immigrants, Redfern became the birthplace of many services and institutions available to the community today. An industrial neighbourhood for those on the fringe and home to numerous small creative businesses, Redfern is one of the most diverse sectors of Sydney and proudly boasts its Aboriginal heritage.
Learn about Sydney’s cultural beginnings
Black Capital of Australia
Epicentre of Aboriginal activism
Central location in Sydney, yet off the beaten path
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AUD $45 per person
17 Cope Street, Redfern, NSW 2016
Monday, Wednesday, Friday — year round
Minimum 4 people | Maximum 20 people
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing
Good to know:
This tour can be booked privately and can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of any group. Contact us to enquire about a private tour.
Experience Aboriginal Activism in a Colourful Neighbourhood
Immerse yourself in the heart of Aboriginal culture in Sydney. This 90-minute walking tour is guided by Donna Ingram, a Wiradjuri woman, mother of four and a prominent Cultural Representative for the local Aboriginal community in Sydney.
This tour will enlighten you to Redfern’s significant role in recent Aboriginal history in Sydney. Once a fringe suburb, Aboriginal Peoples were drawn to Redfern to work on the railroad. Facing discrimination and isolation, they eventually rose up to establish essential services that were previously unavailable to Aboriginal People. The activism that began here transformed this neighbourhood, and we’ll explore the social and political history that informed its current state.
This tour’s guide, Donna, has been welcoming people to country in Sydney for many major events in past years and sits on numerous advisory boards in Sydney. She’s a wonderful presence, a wealth of information, and a living example of the female leadership that led Aboriginal People out of isolation and gave them a voice in the community.
It was a wonderful experience. Great staff, very friendly and fantastic MC. We met up at Circular Quay and cruised around to all parts of the Harbour.