Convict Trails & Adventures, Sydney Walking Tour

Free Tour special for World Tourism Day $10 suggested donation for Hosted by Rebecca, a volunteer from Supported by Contact: Start time: 17:00 Sydney time Finish: 18:30 A number of European explorers sailed the coast of Australia, then known as New Holland, in the 17th century. However, it wasn’t until 1770 that Captain James Cook chartered the east coast and claimed it for Britain. The new outpost was put to use as a penal colony and on 26 January 1788, the First Fleet of 11 ships carrying 1,500 people – half of them convicts – arrived in Sydney Harbour. Until penal transportation ended in 1868, 160,000 men and women came to Australia as convicts. Today Australia is home to people from more than 200 countries. On our interesting “Convicts, Colony & History” tour you will learn the facts and tales behind Sydney’s stormed past. Map Link for meeting point: Tour is accessible for all, and we will cater for chairs and others. note: some historic streets are cobblestones. We will finish the tour close to the start, with an optional historic pub for food or drink if anyone is interested.