The Newtown Safari explores the culinary treasures of one of Sydney's most vibrant neighbourhoods.
Meeting Point: Camperdown Memorial Park (corner Mary and Lennox Sts, Newtown)
Duration: 3 hours
Newtown plays host to a huge mix of award-winning food stops with so much variety, it's almost impossible to pick out the cream of the crop. We’ve tried and tested, and brought together the best venues out there to give you the ultimate Newtown Food experience.
Filled with great pubs, restaurants, and cafes, this tour will lead you through thriving King Street, visiting several establishments, and tasting sweet and savoury samples along the way.
Hear from each of the venue’s passionate owners about how their establishment came to be, including a discussion on the cronut revolution, and a taste of the most photographed cake in Australia!
This safari also takes you through Camperdown Memorial Park where your host will speak about the history of Newtown regarding its settlement, timeline for development, and current funky persona.
While there's never a dull moment in Newtown, you will also have the opportunity to pass the colourful Newtown markets, as well as other iconic landmarks.
There will be some walking involved so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella if the weather calls for it. This tour caters for vegetarians.
mostly enjoyable. good selection of interesting foods with a lighthearted look at the history of the area 5/5 by Lena Madry 18-3-2019
Fantastic day out, great food 5/5 by Deirdre Tannous 17-3-2019
I had a great day 4/5 by Jette Kristensen 26-2-2019
Whilst the food was good, the real outstanding feature of this tour was the guide, Karyn. She has a wonderful knowledge of the area, takes great care and concern for the participants and is a delight to spend time with. She is organised (without appearing to be locked in) and has great skills as keeping the group moving whilst allowing us time when needed. 5/5 by Jennifer Munro 17-2-2019
Karyn was a great guide and shared so much more than the foodie highlights. Each place we visited was worthwhile and I’ll definitely return to most of them! 5/5 by Stephanie Taylor 16-2-2019
I enjoyed it! Karyn was wonderful, friendly and knows her history of the area which she nicely incorporated in the tour.
5/5 by Kristina Spudic 3-2-2019
I enjoyed the time spent discovering Newtown and hearing Kaz's stories. 4/5 by Caite Adamek 22-1-2019
We loved it - Karyn was fantastic 5/5 by Kathryn Fitch 6-1-2019
5/5 by Liron Cohen 17-11-2018
Karen was a great guide. She integrated some history into our tour and made the walk so interesting. Lovely people as well to tour with. 4/5 by Di Lawrence 8-11-2018
Well organised, Karen was very knowledgeable about the area
and made the day very lovely. 5/5 by Julie Baldin 21-10-2018
We had a good time. Karen was great. 4/5 by Lynette Sheather 21-10-2018
Fantastic guide who was full of information and history about the area. Food was great and fresh 5/5 by Tamzin Sheehan 20-10-2018
Great food, mixed with interesting history, thanks to our host for a great afternoon. 5/5 by Andrew Cranston 8-10-2018
We enjoyed it immensely, meet our expectations, covered what we wanted to see and learn about. Food was delicious. Karyn our tour guide was knowledgeable, informative and friendly.Looking forward to doing another one down the track. Will recommend to family and friends. 5/5 by Paula Squires 6-10-2018
Karyn did a great job!She was fun,entertaining,well organised and informative.Had a fabulous day!Thanks Karyn.
B 5/5 by Barbara Patten 18-9-2018
Ivy was so knowledgeable about the area and the history. She provided lots of interesting information 4/5 by Rebecca Dumesic 26-8-2018
Good mix of information/history and great food! 5/5 by Kylie Mcintyre 26-8-2018
Great tour group, history and food. We were in excellent hands with host Ivy! 5/5 by Martin Maguire 12-8-2018
Our guide Karyn was fabulous and the food was sensational 5/5 by Kirrily Mallard 28-7-2018
Really interesting. We had not expected the tour to be so informative on the history of Newtown. We loved being introduced to the eateries which we would have just walked past without even noticing them. Karyn was an excellent guide. 4/5 by Damaris Patterson 28-7-2018
Fantastic 5/5 by Mikaela Parker 27-6-2018
Great that it was made accessible to deaf people 4/5 by Chevoy Sweeney 24-6-2018
Wonderful way to spend a few hours. Karyn’s knowledge of the area really brought it to life. Great venues, great food. 5/5 by Kate Travers 2-6-2018
A fun few hours. Particularly liked the Italian &'Thai food
5/5 by Robert Glascott 20-5-2018
Very enjoyable experience learning about the history of Newtown and being introduced to wonderful eateries. Karyn was a very personable host. 4/5 by Errol Ryan 19-5-2018
Karyn was really knowledgable and made it very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend to a friend. 5/5 by Mike Mengell 6-5-2018
The tour was really interesting - particularly the history of the Newtown area and some of the places that we stopped at along the way. All of the food stops were good. There was quite a variation in styles along the way. The pub at the end was a good place to finish (particularly if you like to have a beer). 4/5 by Peter Quiggin 20-5-2017
I had a wonderful time.... thank you !
The tour guide was excellent, really well informed , interesting and entertaining. The food was yummy ! Lots of new experiences . 5/5 by Jacqueline Duncan 14-4-2017
Tania was an excellent guide. Very knowledgable about history of Newtown and food industry in general. 5/5 by Jennifer Abbott 3-12-2016