The inner-Sydney suburb of Newtown is the city's capital of cool and a great place to shop! On this small group walking tour you'll explore Newtown with a local guide and shop for one-of-a-kind pieces and artisanal products that you won't find anywhere else. Along the way you'll enjoy popping street art, craft beer, and some mouth-watering sweet treats.

AUD $99pp

Sydney Shopping Tour of Newtown
Runs: Daily
Departs at: 10am
Departs from: Newtown railway station, King Street, Newtown
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Editor's summary:

‘Most visitors to Sydney stick like glue to the CBD, The Rocks and the Harbour, but miss some of the best bits of the city — its vibrant inner suburbs. This tour will introduce you to the eclectic delights of Newtown — Sydney’s bohemian enclave that’s home to hundreds of creatives, artists and artisans. Spend a morning shopping up a storm for handmade goods, and enjoy some delicious delights as part of the deal.

Tour highlights

  • Explore Sydney’s hippest suburb with a local guide
  • Shop for locally-produced arts and crafts, and handmade items
  • See Newtown’s famous street art and learn about some of the artists
  • Meet local creatives and artisans
  • Sample a local pastry, craft beer and gelato
  • Maximum group size: 12.

What's included

  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Expert commentary
  • 1 x barista-made coffee
  • 1 x pastry
  • 1 x craft beer
  • 1 x gelato.


Adults/children: AUD $99pp

This tour has one standard price for adults and children. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of six.

What you can expect

Newtown really does have it all. This much-loved inner-city enclave is Sydney’s creative heart, and this small group Sydney Shopping Tour of the precinct will introduce you to its unique beat. You’ll see amazing street art, enjoy intriguing retail experiences and have the opportunity to savour delicious multicultural cuisine and sweet treats.

You’ll meet your guide and group of fellow guests at Newtown railway station (three stops from Central on the T2 line) and head off on a walk of discovery, away from the high street and into the laneways and side streets of this fascinating neighbourhood. You’ll see local artisans at work and chat to them about their creative endeavours. You’ll visit a selection of the more than 400 independent businesses that give this area its retail vibrancy. If you’re looking to purchase souvenirs of your visit to Sydney, or gifts for loved ones, this is the place to do it!

In between retail stops, your guide will take you to three acclaimed purveyors of edible eye candy. You’ll taste what’s claimed to be the world’s most photographed dessert, a frothy boutique craft brew, and the divine gelato that won Italy’s ‘best gelato in the world’ competition.

This fun-filled Sydney Shopping Tour will have you falling head over heels in love with the quirky and colourful character that is Newtown. It’s a part of Sydney that locals flock to, and most tourists miss.

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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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Set food and drink samples are included in the cost of your tour. Extra food and drinks can be purchased along the way at your own expense.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.