Sydney’s Glebe…historical Bohemian hot-spot

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Sydney’s Glebe…historical Bohemian hot-spot

A historical walk from University hall (cnr Parra Rd + Glebe Pt Rd) through to Sydney Fish Markets with lots of architecture and history along the way. Glebe Point Road is also filled with funky cafes and restaurants. Plus, if you do this walk on a Saturday you will happen across Glebe’s Saturday market…well worth checking out.

Starting the tour

University hall (cnr Parra Rd + Glebe Pt Rd)

Section 1:
Directions:

Walk down Parramatta Road (away from the city) and turn into Derwent St (1st on right.) School War Memorial on your right.

Stopover:

School War Memorial (Glebe Public School)

Section 2:
Directions:

Turn left into Catherine Street (1st on left,) and continue down to Westmoreland St (2nd on right.) Halfway down on right: ‘Elsie’ first Women’s Refuge in Oz.

Stopover:

‘Elsie’ first Women’s Refuge (Westmoreland St)

Section 3:
Directions:

Cont down to end of Westmoreland. Turn left + down St Johns Rd until you reach Glebe Town Hall. Turn around and walk back up St Johns Rd. Federation Style Fire Station on your left, followed by St John’s Parish Hall on your right.

Stopover:

Glebe Town Hall…federation style fire station…St John’s Parish Hall

Section 4:
Directions:

Cont down St Johns Rd…on corner of Glebe Point Rd you will see St John’s Bishopthorpe. Continue along Glebe Point Rd. You will see Foley Park on your left.

Stopover:

St John’s Bishopthorpe…Foley Park

Section 5:
Directions:

Turn left into Bridge Rd (1st on left,) continue along until you see Reuss House and The Abbey.

Stopover:

Reuss House and The Abbey

Section 6:
Directions:

Turn back around and straight down Bridge Rd until you hit Lyndhurst (61 Darghan St.)

Stopover:

Lyndhurst (61 Darghan St)

Section 7:
Directions:

Wentworth Park is at the top of Bridge Road.

Stopover:

Wentworth Park

Section 8:
Directions:

Walk back down Bridge Road, turn right back into Glebe Point Road until you hit the Valhalla Cinema on your left (by the intersection with Hereford St.)

Stopover:

Valhalla Cinema

Section 9:
Directions:

Continue along Glebe Point Rd. Benledi House will be on your left (just before Wigram road x-road.)

Stopover:

Benledi House (formerly Homeopathic Hospital)

Section 10:
Directions:

Continue down Glebe Point Rd. At the intersection with Boyce St is Bidura (to your right.) Turn left into Boyce Street. Tranby cottage on your left (near intersection with Avenue Road (to right).)

Stopover:

Bidura…Tranby

Section 11:
Directions:

Walk down Avenue Road, you will see Toxeth Park to your left (nearest x-road Arcadia Road.)

Stopover:

Toxeth Park

Section 12:
Directions:

Continue down Avenue Rd turning right into Victoria Rd then left into Edward Street, the Sze Yup Temple on your left.

Stopover:

Sze Yup Temple

Section 13:
Directions:

Turn back and to Victoria Rd, turning right into Alexandra Rd. You will come to Jubilee Park, continue along Bicentennial Park and through to the foreshore walk to Bellevue.

Stopover:

Bellevue

Section 14:
Directions:

Keep going along the foreshore walk until you reach the Burley Griffin Incinerator to your right (towards the back of the park.)

Stopover:

Burley Griffin Incinerator

Section 15:
Directions:

Walk down Taylor St turning left into Pyrmont Bridge Road. You will come to Sydney Fish markets on your left…well worth a look.

Stopover:

Fish Market

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