Quick info
What to expect
Reduced price
Meeting point
Reviews
Ask a question
Walking tours

Forbidden Sydney guided walking tour

Availability: Every day
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
Do this because
  • Hear the hidden tales of key gay and lesbian figures who shaped the Sydney landscape
  • Check out Oxford Street, the traditional heart of Sydney’s gay and lesbian scene
  • Learn about the world-famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
  • Have a drink at an iconic gay hangout (and maybe share a table with a drag queen)
  • Visit the city in a small group of maximum 12 people
What to expect

Sydney is one of the world's great gay and lesbian cities — with plenty of stories waiting for you to uncover. Learn about the gay governor of New South Wales whose conduct scandalised the British Empire, the gay bushranger who was hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol, and the "most violent woman in Sydney," a tough lesbian criminal who carried a knuckleduster in her handbag and stole male gangsters' girlfriends.

Starting out at Hyde Park Barracks, you’ll explore the eastern part of the city near Hyde Park and the Botanical Gardens before your Sydney tour heads toward the bright lights of the gay strip on Oxford Street. Your local guide will share dark tales of organised crime, corrupt cops, murder, and Oxford Street’s ultimate transformation into the centre of gay life in Sydney in the 1970s.

And, of course, a tour of gay and lesbian Sydney wouldn't be complete without a look at the city’s famous Mardi Gras — how it started, why it began, and how it’s become one of the largest events on Sydney’s festival calendar.

The tour finishes at a friendly gay pub where you’ll have a drink on us, rub shoulders with locals, and see why Sydney is one of the friendliest gay and lesbian cities in the world.

This tour is designed for everyone — gay, lesbian, or straight. So don’t worry, no matter who you are or how you identify, you’ll be welcomed!

Read more
What's included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink
What's not included
  • Additional food and drink
Reduced price
  • Minimum age: 18
  • People under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour

Where

Hyde Park Barracks Piazza (Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney)

Meeting point:

Hyde Park Barracks Piazza (Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney)

What to remember
  • Once you receive your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point
Read more
When

Every day at 6pm

Read more
Provider
Urban Adventures
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

You might also like

Walking tours

Experience Sydney from a local perspective (which, let's face it, is the best perspective imaginable...

$ 40.22
Day trips & excursions

On this day excursion from Sydney, you will discover the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains as you...

$ 110
Walking tours

Alright, let’s get to know Sydney a little better – what do you say?Wind your way through the back a...

$ 81.12
Walking tours

This food and drink tour of Sydney will give you a taste of what the city has to offer: over the cou...

$ 74.30
Day trips & excursions

In this tour you will experience the real Australia by embarking on a journey toward the Blue Mounta...

(1)
$ 158
City tours

Set on the beautiful blue Sydney Harbour this fast paced city of cosmopolitan character is one of th...

$ 68
Day trips & excursions

Discover the World Heritage treasures of Blue Mountains National Park and the breathtaking natural w...

$ 127
Panoramic tours

Enjoy this comprehensive full-day tour of the Australian Capital, home to many important landmarks a...

$ 130
Walking tours

See the best of Sydney during the day. You'll explore the historical and mysterious neighbourhood of...

$ 176.55
Day trips & excursions

Explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains in style, starting with an early morning interactio...

$ 165
from:
$ 40.22