On this small group Darlinghurst and Surry Hills Walking Tour, you'll discover the creativity and ultra-cool subculture of two of Sydney's most vibrant inner-city suburbs. Explore vintage boutiques, contemporary galleries and hipster coffee haunts with your local guide.

AUD $95pp

Darlinghurst and Surry Hills Walking Tour, Sydney
Runs: Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Departs at: 10am
Departs from: Taylor Square, Sydney
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘I did this tour last week with guide Terri. It was such a fantastic way to get to know the ‘local’ places in Surry Hills — spots I would surely have missed on my own! We started with an excellent coffee from Bourke Street Bakery, then dropped into the Brett Whitely Gallery. We enjoyed a cheese tasting and a VIP tour of some of the coolest architectural gems in Surry Hills. All the while, we enjoyed really interesting insights into the history of the area from our knowledgable guide. I would definitely do this again. Highly recommended.’ Lily K

Tour highlights

  • Explore two of Sydney’s most vibrant inner-city suburbs with a local guide
  • Discover out-of-the-way coffee haunts, contemporary art spaces and vintage boutiques
  • Hear some of the history of one of Australia’s oldest convict jails
  • Do some people-watching as you enjoy an included coffee and pastry
  • Maximum group size: 10.

What's included

  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Expert commentary
  • Hot drink
  • Optional sit down lunch (additional cost applies).

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

Get under the skin of one of the most colourful and creative parts of Sydney on this relaxed, small group Darlinghurst and Surry Hills Walking Tour. For those who love to get off the beaten tourist track, this tour is for you. You’ll see a side of the Harbour City that most visitors miss entirely!

Your Darlinghurst and Surry Hills Walking Tour begins in bustling Taylor Square in the heart of Sydney’s famous gay quarter. There you’ll meet your local guide and your fellow tour participants, before heading off on a leisurely three-hour stroll through the backstreets and laneways of these inner-city enclaves. Both are hubs for Sydney’s creative industries. Many artisans, ad agencies, fashion houses, tech start-ups and more call Darlinghurst and Surry Hills home. [More]

As you stroll down Crown and Devonshire Streets, you’ll encounter a host of galleries, vintage boutiques and endless cafes, restaurants and hole-in-the-wall eateries. Your guide will point out plenty of notable architecture along the way. In the heart of it all you’ll come across one of Australia’s oldest convict jails — a stark reminder of the area’s gritty early history. In the 1970s, Darlinghurst saw the establishment of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras — one of the world’s biggest annual parties. The history of the area is certainly rich and varied!

As two of the most popular ‘meeting and eating’ spots in the city, there’s certainly no shortage of great cafes in Darlinghurst and Surry Hills. Your guide will take you to one of their favourite options for an included coffee and a spot of people watching. Lunch is available (an additional cost applies).

This Darlinghurst and Surry Hills Walking Tour ends on Crown Street, but for those that want to keep exploring – feel free. You never know what you’ll discover next!

Guest reviews

  • Lily K (6/2/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    I did this tour last week with guide Terri. It was such a fantastic way to get to know the 'local' places in Surry Hills — spots I would surely have missed on my own! We started with an excellent coffee from Bourke Street Bakery, then dropped into the Brett Whitely Gallery. We enjoyed a cheese tasting and a VIP tour of some of the coolest architectural gems in Surry Hills. All the while, we enjoyed really interesting insights into the history of the area from our knowledgable guide. I would definitely do this again. Highly recommended.

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.

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An optional sit down lunch is available at the end of the tour for $30pp.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.

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