Sydney's Gay and Lesbian History & Culture Walking Tour

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Sydney's Gay and Lesbian History and Culture Walking Tour

Sydney's Gay and Lesbian History and Culture Walking Tour

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Sydney's Gay and Lesbian History and Culture Walking Tour

Sydney's Gay and Lesbian History and Culture Walking Tour

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.

Highlights :

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free drinks included
  • Led by a local guide

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!

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Departure Point:

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

Departure Time:

6.30pm

Duration:

2 hours

Return Details:

The Stonewall (175 Oxford St, Darlinghurst)

  • Valid till 20-04-2018
  • Once booking is confirmed, no changes/cancellations permitted - your Scoopon will be voided
  • Booking confirmation can take up to 72 hours. Please book in advance.
  • Multiple Scoopons may be purchased for personal use; multiple Scoopons may be purchased as gifts. Scoopon valid for 1 person. Maximum of 4 Scoopon redeemable per booking
  • Bookings taken immediately after purchase. Scoopons for this offer are limited. Not valid with any other offer
  • Bookings are subject to availability. Book early to secure your desired date
  • Scoopon Terms and Conditions are located at scoopon.com.au/terms-and-conditions

Exclusions :

  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Information :

  • 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
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people

Deal Code: 74987

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  • If the date you requested is not available, our customer service team will contact you via email to request an alternative date. Should these dates not be available, we will provide a refund on your purchase
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