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.

Tour Highlights

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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Tour Information


AUD $45 per person

Meeting point:

17 Cope Street, Redfern, NSW 2016

Start time:

10:30 a.m.


Monday, Wednesday, Friday — year round


1.5 hours

Group sizes:

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.