Marrickville to Surry Hills
Marrickville is a culturally diverse suburb in Sydney's inner west, with a significant immigrant population. It is regarded as the emerging hipster suburb with its vibrant arts community and cafes offering cuisine from many parts of the world.
To begin, catch a train to Marrickville and, after exiting the station, cross to the far side of Illawarra Road. Here is a wide range of Vietnamese convenience shops, fruit and vegetable markets and clothing stores. Turn right into Marrickville Road and pass the village centre where locals gather to talk, near the old post office which has been converted into a cafe. There are many restaurants, pubs and shops along this busy road. At the intersection with Victoria Road turn left. There are numerous terrace houses, businesses and colourful murals on fences and walls.
Victoria Road turns into Enmore Road opposite Enmore Park. Keep going and eventually you will be in Newtown. This is a busy assortment of shops, hairdressers, cafes, theatres, florists, hotels and interesting people. At the intersection opposite the train station, walk to the left along King Street. As you move away from the busy part of Newtown, take a right at Queen Street and down to Wilson Street, go left and immediately walk down the road into the Carraigeworks Precinct. This is part of the Eveleigh Rail Yards built between 1880 and 1889, and includes the impressive heritage-listed Eveleigh Railway Workshops. Carriageworks is a multi-function urban cultural precinct, used for performing arts, filming, festivals, markets, fairs and commercial exhibitions.
Continue along Wilson Street to Redfern Station and go left at Regent Street. Turn right into Cleveland Street and walk to Crown Street where you go left. At the intersection with Foveaux Street, cross to the other side, turn around and look at the large scale mural of Sydney Swans legend Adam Goodes.
Finally, walk down Foveaux Street to Central Train Station. It's a great walk of about 9 kilometres through some of Sydney's most interesting inner-city suburbs.