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Discover Sydney's Gay And Lesbian Scene

From US$ 34 per person
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  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Visit Oxford Street, the heart of the gay and lesbian scene in Sydney
  • Hear interesting stories of important gays and lesbians in Sydney's history
  • Sip a drink at a local gay hangout
  • Learn about the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Sydney's world-famous Mardi Gras is the evolution of 200 years of gay and lesbian history in Sydney. From the gay governor whose conduct scandalised the British Empire to the bright lights of the gay strip on Oxford Street, hear the stories and see the sites that define Sydney as one of the friendliest cities for gay and lesbian culture in the world.

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!
what’s included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • Choice of alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink at the conclusion of the tour.
what’s excluded
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips or gratuities for your guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 2 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Sydney, Australia
Good to know Dress standard: Dress for the weather: bring a coat and umbrella if it looks like rain, wear comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Also note we will be entering a bar at the end of the tour, so please be sure to wear appropriate footwear.

Child Policy: Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
other information
Urban Adventures / Product Category: Walking Tours
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