Who are we?
Behind Oxford Street, 2017
Dodgy Detours is a small walking tour group that designs bespoke walks for those who want to see Sydney from different angles. At Dodgy Detours we are interested in art in public places, the built environment, a sense of place, history and the stories that make our city what it is. Tours are generally in English but we can do them in other languages if pre-arranged.
The wonderful Masonic Centre
Where do we go?
Our walks are developed to satisfy the curiosity and passion of our guides. We hope what interests us about Sydney interests you. Most walks explore urban environments but we hope to include walks in more natural settings over time. We build walks carefully as we research and trial each excursion many times. Our walks are generally urban explorations and so are suitable for most people – however they are not suitable for those unable to manage stairs.
When do we go?
We have walks on every day except Sunday – see calendar for details.
Walk 1 leaves Wynyard Station at 9am in all weather.
Walk 2 leaves Marrickville Station at 1pm in all weather.
Look for the guide in a Dodgy Detours T-shirt!
Please go to the calendar page on this site and check for available spaces. When you see a time that suits please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your preferred time and we will respond within 24 hours. On this page Dodgy Detours will keep the calendar updated to help you select. Remember we have an upper limit of 10 – however our preferred number is 8.
What to bring?
Curiosity, a sense of humour, walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and water. It might also be a good idea to bring a snack / fruit although both can be bought along the way.
How many people on each walk?
We like to make our walks friendly, personal experiences where you get a chance to chat with your fellow walkers. For this reason we limit group numbers.
Can children come along?
The short answer is yes, but the walks are really only suitable for children 12 and over.
How much does it cost?
Nothing is the short answer. All members of the walking group will have use of a Dodgy Detour OPAL card for any public transport we might need to use (Walk 1 only) and like many other walks around the world, this walk is essentially free. Dodgy Detours would nevertheless appreciate any donation you might wish to make. Any donations offered will be supplied with a receipt from Dodgy Detours.
Can I request a private walking tour?
If you are a single traveller or a couple and you would like to do an advertised walk privately the cost would be $A50 per person. If you would like a guide for a non-advertised walk the cost would be $A30 / person / hour. These walks can be designed with your particular focus in mind – anything from street art, Asian food, fresh markets, famous crime spots and so on. Just give Dodgy Detours an email at least a month in advance.
Is Dodgy Detours insured?
Yes, Dodgy Detours is insured with a public liability policy.
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