Vanessa Berry's Sydney Lost and Found Bus Tour

Join Vanessa Berry, author of the blog Mirror Sydney, on a bus tour of Sydney Lost and Found. A mystery tour travelling south from the city, the journey will explore a series of curious sites with interesting stories to tell. Discover hidden traces and suburban oddities, stories of crime and controversy, and secret histories of the urban environment. Embracing the obscurities and anomalies of Sydney's suburbs, the tour will reveal a different side of the city you thought you knew.

Produced especially to accompany the Demolished Sydney exhibition.

Vanessa Berry's Mirror Sydney blog explores the suburbs of Sydney with a focus on overlooked, unusual and hidden places and stories. Mirror Sydney looks beneath the surface of the city, describing its atmospheres and mysteries.

Vanessa started the blog in 2012 to record the strange and resonant details of the city and the traces of the past that can be found within it.

The blog chronicles Sydney's ghost signs, milk bars, weird infrastructure, architectural anomalies and roadside landmarks. It documents the abandoned amusement parks, anachronistic businesses, subcultures and underground histories. As the city changes rapidly with major developments and infrastructure, many of the suburban landmarks that have been a part of people's everyday lives for decades face demolition and disappearance.

Although they are an important part of the urban environment the significance of these places often falls in between history and memory, and there is little public documentation of them. Mirror Sydney celebrates an eccentric Sydney and encourages readers to look closely at the city around them. 


Information about this bus tour

Tour runs from 10am – 2.30pm

Check-in is from 9.45am for a 10am departure from Hyde Park Barracks. You will be returned to Hyde Park Barracks at 2.30pm.

A light lunch will be provided.

The Bakehouse at Hyde Park Barracks will be open from 8am and is a great place for breakfast or takeaway coffee.

We regret that there will be no refunds for passengers who are late and miss the bus.


Bookings essential

General $80
Concession $75
Members $70

Includes lunch

When & Where

Saturday 1 April 2017 10AM–2.30PM

Meeting Point:
Forecourt of Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Queens Square
Macquarie St Sydney 2000

Enquiries 1300 448 849