She Shapes History

Cultural and Theme Tours

Ready to learn about the real history of Canberra, the one excluded from history books and your standard tour of Canberra?

Join She Shapes History on an entertaining and educational walking tour to discover the trailblazing and scandal-making women behind Australia’s capital city.

Guides are dedicated to sharing all Canberra has to offer. So, bring your camera and your questions.



Ready to learn about the real history of Canberra, the one excluded from history books and your standard tour of Canberra? Snag your place on this entertaining and educational walking tour of Canberra and discover the true movers and shakers behind their city. Join their young and passionate local guides to uncover the stories of Australia’s most misunderstood city.

Learn about Australia’s hidden women’s history as you walk among some of our nation’s most iconic cultural institutions and monuments. Hidden between the National Archives, the National Library and the National Gallery are the stories of women who designed cities, changed Australia’s constitution and dismissed governments. You’ll see it all, from the longest-running protest in the world to hidden spy bunkers and secret moats to the buildings where decisions about the future of our country are made.

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Embark on a thrilling scandal and secret filled adventure through Canberra’s hidden past on our Booze, Secrets and Scandals Pub Tour. You’ll explore the city’s oldest suburbs and learn about the role pubs and hotels of the Inner South played in the city’s cultural and political development.

Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy three complimentary cocktails and three shots that truly bring history to life.

This tour will take you off the beaten path and leave you with memories, knowledge of Canberra’s early history and at least one funny joke. Get ready for an unforgettable journey into Canberra’s secrets!

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Uncover a side of Canberra that few encounter – a hidden world of spies, double agents and covert operations. Walk in the footsteps of the women who were both spies and were spied on and explore the secrets hidden in plain sight on unassuming suburban streets. Hear the unbelievable (recently unclassified) stories of female secret agents and spy catchers.

On this tour, you’ll visit infamous pubs, abandoned embassies, and homes that were under constant surveillance, where secrets were whispered and betrayal lurked around every corner. You’ll even be asked to put on your spy hat and learn some of the techniques operatives during the Cold War used around Canberra.

This tour is for anyone who loves a good spy story or wants to experience the thrill of espionage. So, don’t miss your chance to uncover the secrets of Canberra’s spy world. Book your tour today and join us on an adventure you’ll never forget!

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