Make your own way to the Customs House in Sydney Cove to meet your guide for your walking tour.
From the cove, you can tell the story of the British in Australia through the lens of first contact and settlement. Start by learning about the Aboriginal peoples that lived in this area when the Europeans in the First Fleet appeared.
Next, walk towards the Museum of Sydney, which occupies the site (and preserves the remains) of Australia’s first Government House, the convict-built obelisk on Macquarie Street, and salvaged remains of one of the First Fleet ships lost in the South Pacific.
Nearby, see notable historic buildings such as the Hyde Park Barracks, St. James Church, and King Street Law Courts, and hear more about Governor Macquarie and his wife, who were important figures in the early days of Sydney's existence.
You may also visit the State Library, Sydney Hospital, or The Mint before your tour concludes in Hyde Park. Expect to cover about one mile (2km) while proceeding at a leisurely pace with frequent stops for photo ops and discussion.