Forbidden Sydney LGBTIQ


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’s LGBT Scene Tour Highlights

  • 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)

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, and a choice of alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink at the conclusion of the tour.

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, and tips or gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Hyde Park Barracks Piazza (Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney)
  • Starting time: 4.00 PM
  • Ending point: Oxford St, Darlinghurst