An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

I've spent the past couple of weeks now hanging out at the bays of the Inner West . You're probably getting pretty bored of that now...

Suspicious Garages: Drummoyne

I've spent the past couple of weeks now hanging out at the bays of the Inner West. You're probably getting pretty bored of that now. Luckily I now have something different - a suburb on the bays of the Inner West. 


Last I left you, I was enjoying the Bay Run Stroll through Russell Lea and Rodd Point. Well, following the path east leads into Drummoyne. 

Despite this being the same stretch of shore, somehow, the Drummoyne side of things wound up being far more photogenic than its neighbours, with still waters and the city skyline poking out in the distance. 

Also along the water - some very expensive looking elevated houses. 

This one thinks its a medieval castle. 

Also worth mentioning here is the occasional small riverside beach you can head down to. 

These aren't beaches you'd head to for a dip, but they do make for some tranquil scenery. 

Continuing along, 

I passed a heritage Sydney Water building of some variety, 

before I left the waterside road and headed into suburban Drummoyne. 

Here, I immediately found more heritage, and most of it not even owned by Sydney Water,

on a rather pretty lightly-treed street. 

It turns out that residential Drummoyne is full of absolutely stacks of interesting old homes, 

and not all of it from the same era. 

There's also this building which could be a house, but could also be a giant wall with a couple of windows installed. We may never know. 

Other interesting heritage buildings include the old schoolhouse, 

and this giant cylinder with added watchtower. 

I continued on through the suburb, passing pockets of differing levels of glamour,

and eventually hitting Lyons Road, one of the main roads through the suburb.

Here I found this cement building that looks like it means business, 

and made it to a commercial strip,

but not before passing more heritage homes. 

Drummoyne's commercial districts are a little bit oddly laid out. Rather than having a proper CBD, like many suburbs do, instead the suburb just has smatterings of stores along its two main roads, weaved within the rest of the suburb.

Highlights in this piece of commercial Drummoyne include an (obviously heritage) firehouse. 

This side street, turned into a bit of an awkward outdoor space, 

next door to another outdoor space, which I suppose is called Longlong? 

Here you can play ping pong and giant chess, so Longlong goes okay by my books. 

All of this is just by the intersection with Victoria Road, the second main road through Drummoyne where many of its stores are distributed. 

As Victoria Road is also one of Sydney's major through-roads, it's not the nicest place for a pedestrian to hang out. As such, I crossed the road,

past the heritage post office, 

and kept to Drummoyne's more quiet options. 

Unsurprisingly, this means more beautiful old heritage homes.

You known a house is fancy when it has a stepped hedge outside.

These older apartments next door are more within my price range (to rent, anyway).  

Having seen what I needed to see, I headed towards my way out of the suburb. This meant walking vaguely downhill,

past these suspicious garages, 

houses and apartments with peeking water views, 

and the occasional mansion,

not to mention this place, 

to reach the end of the suburb. 

As you can probably tell, this is Drummoyne Ferry Wharf, where I was able to catch my vessel home.

Drummoyne: A suburb full of handsome houses, but an unappealing commercial scene.

Oh, and while we're here, if you haven't already voted on which 8 suburbs I go to in August, do the thing. Suburb number 8 is currently an 11-way tie, so please break the deadlock. Click here to vote. 


  1. Loved this journey through my hometown Drummoyne, thank you for posting! @shhsydney @shhsydneyurbexadventures

  2. The heritage sydney water one is a sewage pumping station