Best Art Gallery Walks, Architecture & Design Tours

Best Local Art Gallery Walks 

Whether you have long admired artists and their craft or perhaps like to invest in something for your walls at home, or want to brush up on your art knoweldge, then arm yourself with our local art galleries maps below and take off to meet the artist or just admire upclose or from afar.  Experience some long established galleries and artists or discover those emerging creatives in the industry of art, design and space in the City.  Best of all, most are within walking distance from Sydney Lodges Potts Point or just a short ride from our properties in Randwick.  

Curate Your Own Walk

Most gallery opening times are Tuesdays to Saturdays/Sundays, use our maps below to plan your trip.  

Sydney’s Art Month is held annually in March, where galleries from our local City of Sydney precincts open up to an evening for art lovers, the curious and for those who are a bit more serious about their art and like to invest. Wine tasting and pop up food trucks are situated along the routes to sustain you as you follow the art trail around the local neighbourhood.  If it’s not March, curate your own art gallery walk, with the maps below, there’s plenty of places to stop in between for snacks and drinks along the way.  

Maps courtesy of Art Month Sydney (downloadable maps available from their website).


East Sydney Art Gallery Walk


Paddo Woollahra Art Gallery Walk



Sydney Architecture Walks

Join our friends at Sydney Architecture walks and learn all about the modern day of Sydney's Architecture and local buildings - as well as it's past.  These tours are led by practising architects, whose passion will take you behind the scenes of Sydney's Achitecture and Design with vivid storytelling and revealing the intertwining network of political, economic, environmental and cultural forces that have formed our city.

BOOK A WALK HERE to join them to see some of Sydney's best and most unique buildings including Renzo Piano’s Aurora Place and Australia’s greenest tower, Utzon's Sydney Opera House, stroll around Sydney’s spectacular harbour edge, from Circular Quay, through The Rocks – up Observatory Hill and on to Walsh Bay. Or Journey the pedestrian artery that's been around for  twenty thousand years; the ancient walking track from Circular Quay to the fresh water Tank Spring.  Discover the transformation and regeneration of Ultimo including the famous Frank Gehry building or the area of Chippendale.  

"Nominated as one of the world’s top five architecture tours by The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as one of the world’s top ten architecture tours by The Guardian UK and Winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012-2019."


Historical Walks

Sydney Journey Walks have partnered with Sydney Lodges, for many years and they specialise in history, heritage and culture tours of Sydney.  The guides are young, passionate historians who walk you around the streets, telling tales - the good and bad from the early colony days through the 1920's to today.  Learn how our local Kings Cross/Potts Point village area started from the well established, then the artists and bohemia moved in, moving over for the international entertainers paradise and a past filled with underworld crime. 

They also do convict, heritage and tours of The Rocks and the sly-grog, razor gang tours of Darlinghurst and its past.



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