This small group guided walking tour offers guests a fascinating insight into the urban renewal of what was one of Sydney’s grittiest inner-city precincts. Discover modern Chippendale and Redfern's fabulous mix of contemporary and heritage architecture, cutting-edge creative industries, street art, and innovative cuisine.

AUD $95pp

Chippendale and Redfern Walking Tour, Sydney
Runs: Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Departs at: 10am
Departs from: The Old Clare Hotel, 1 Kensington Street, Chippendale
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘This Chippendale to Redfern tour was so much fun! It was a small group of five people. We all got on really well. Our guide was really knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I loved the galleries, the shops, the graffiti stops and the coffee break to refuel. I would recommend the tour hands down!’ Michelle C

Tour highlights

  • Explore two of Sydney’s fastest growing and most vibrant inner-city precincts
  • Discover a fusion of contemporary and heritage architectural styles
  • Visit contemporary art galleries and browse one-of-a-kind boutiques and artisanal workshops
  • Learn some of the history of Redfern and Chippendale, and hear about Redfern’s Indigenous heritage
  • Pick up plenty of recommendations for great places to eat to return to during your stay in Sydney
  • Enjoy a coffee at one of Chippendale’s coolest cafes
  • Maximum group size: 10.

What's included

  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Expert commentary
  • Barista-made coffee.

Pricing

Adults/children: AUD $95pp

This tour has one standard price for adults and children. There is no charge for children under the age of two.

What you can expect

This relaxed Chippendale and Redfern Walking Tour will get you out of the Sydney CBD and into a vibrant part of the inner-city that most visitors miss entirely! You’ll explore the rapidly gentrifying suburb of Chippendale, and discover its flourishing contemporary art, architecture and culinary scenes. Next stop is Redfern — a suburb that has played a key role in the Sydney Indigenous community’s struggle for recognition over the past century.

You’ll meet your friendly guide and the rest of your small group of guests at The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale. This upscale boutique hotel sits in the heart of what was once a brewery precinct, and a ‘no-go’ zone for law-abiding, respectable Sydney citizens. How times have changed! Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will lead you through the maze of small streets packed with cafes, bars and multicultural eateries, pointing out the fusion of heritage and modern architecture that defines this suburn in the 21st century. [More]

Today Chippendale is also home to an eclectic mix of contemporary art galleries and quirky boutiques. You’ll stop at various points of interest, and recharge with a coffee stop before heading on to Redfern.

Here you’ll see the incredible street murals that depict the stories and struggles of Sydney’s Indigenous people since European settlement. The suburb is still home to a strong Indigenous community. Your guide will also introduce you to a host of hidden creative studios and design spaces.

This fun and culturally-informative Chippendale and Redfern Walking Tour will take you off the beaten tourist track and provide you with a very different perspective of the Harbour City and its fast evolving inner suburbs.

Guest reviews

  • Michelle C (9/9/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    This Chippendale to Redfern tour was so much fun! It was a small group of five people. We all got on really well. Our guide was really knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I loved the galleries, the shops, the graffiti stops and the coffee break to refuel. I would recommend the tour hands down!

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

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A moderate amount of walking is required. Due to the uneven street surfaces, this tour is not recommended for people with mobility issues.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.