Self-guided walks in Glebe NSW 2037 Australia

Explore the many facets of our fascinating and historic suburb of Glebe with this set of self-guided walks. A great guide for visitors, and new insights for residents

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Politicians, Publicans and Sinners The Pocket Parks of Glebe Glebe Waterfront Walk Early Glebe Architects Late Victorian Streetscapes The Rocks of Glebe Point Sydney University - the early Science precinct

Welcome to Glebe Walks

Fringed by Blackwattle and Rozelle Bays, Glebe was first settled in the late 1820s. Modern Glebe has retained many of its grand Victorian homes, Federation houses and modest workers' cottages. These contribute to the unique character of the suburb. As a peninsula community, Glebe has a village environment with which residents very strongly identify

Politicians, Publicans and Sinners

A Glebe walk focusing on the social history of Glebe and featuring a Federation giant and some colourful characters from our past. Sydney University Footbridge to Foley Park.

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Level walk of 2 kilometres.

The Pocket Parks of Glebe

Discover pocket parks, an unusual feature of Glebe; this walk takes you to ten of them.

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Steps and some steep sections, 1.6 kilometres.

Glebe Waterfront Walk

This walk covers the themes of Industry, Sport and Recreation, and includes extensive views and panoramas. It starts at Jubilee Light Rail station and ends at the Boatshed at the bottom of Ferry Road, with an optional extension (1 kilometre) to the Sydney Fish Markets.

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Level walk of 2 kilometres.

Early Glebe Architects

The work and influence of early Glebe Architects. Starts at Bellevue, 55 Leichhardt St, and ends at the Glebe Police Station, corner of St Johns Road and Talfourd Street.

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Some moderate inclines, 2.75 kilometres.

Late Victorian Streetscapes

The Bernard and Kate Smith Walk This walk begins at Glebe Town Hall and explores mainly the Toxteth Estate area of Glebe, developed after 1884. The walk focuses on the decorative elements of architecture that give this area its distinctive charm and the various crafts that were used from Victorian times up to the First World War. The walk covers a variety of streetscapes, finishing at Toxteth Road.

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Some moderate inclines, 2.5 kilometres.

The Rocks of Glebe Point

This walk introduces the Triassic rocks of Glebe Point and will give a feeling for the geomorphology and landscape as they were before European settlement

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Some moderate inclines, 1.5 kilometres.

Sydney University - the early Science precinct

Explore the early history of Science and Engineering buildings at Sydney University.

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Gentle incline, 1 kilometre

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