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Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross

Highlights
  • 2 Hour guided walk of the colorful and iconic Kings Cross
  • Explore the streets of the red light capital of Australia
  • Be dazzled by stories of mysterious disappearances and funny mishaps that have taken place
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Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross
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Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross
US$42.96
Overview
Follow your knowledgeable guide on a walking tour that explores Kings Cross, a neighborhood that is considered Australia’s red light capital. Your two-hour walk on the wild side highlights the district’s colorful and sometimes violent history. What began as a glamorous address in the early 1800s transformed into a hardscrabble district rife with prostitution, organized crime, sly-grog shops (illegal alcohol distributors), gangster romances and riots in the 1920s and 1930s. Glimpse into a lesser-known side of Sydney’s on this safe stroll through the past and present of Kings Cross.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the heart of Kings Cross where you meet your guide in the early evening. Learn about the district’s unsolved mysteries and infamous crimes as your guide shows you a number of places that feature in the neighborhood’s tumultuous history.  

In the early part of the 19th century, elegant mansions were built in the district and it was known as a prestigious locale with great views of Sydney Harbour and the Blue Mountains. By the 1920s and 1930s, the area had turned into an epicenter for violence and vice. Your guide shares stories about the gangs and gang leaders, including several powerful and notorious women, who dominated the neighborhood in that era, which lasted until World War Two.

Long considered a place for artists and alternative lifestyles, this bohemian district continues to evolve in modern times. Hear all about it from your guide as you take in the neighborhood on foot, then retire to a vibrant local bar where you continue to learn about the neighborhood.

Your guide ensures a safe walk around Kings Cross and an engaging look at the past and present of one of Sydney’s most lively districts.
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1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Walking Tour with Big John

I would highly recommend this tour! Kings Cross is an amazing place with a colourful history and is excellent if you have an interest in crime or history. John’s tour was next to none and there is no better way to learn about a place...More

Thank Taylameads
SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Taylormeads Thanks for penning your review. It is always heartening to hear and read that you had a great time with John. He will be chuffed. Hopefully, we will see you on an Urban Adventure real soon. To experience another Best.Day.Ever. Or maybe we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Walking Tour with John

Crime Tour with John was fantastic! Learnt alot tonight. Highly recommend John, full of knowledge and wisdom!More

Thank Allan J
SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Allan J Thanks for taking the time to write your review. It is always a pleasure to show the inner workings of people that have an appreciation of what a wonderful city Sydney has become. I will pass on my congratulations to your guide,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Crimes and Passion Walking tour

Kathryn was a great guide, 4 of us altogether, all Sydneysiders and from start to finish she kept us entertained and intrigued, it was obvious she loved the area, captivating us with her knowledge of the history and her own passion for the crime of...More

1  Thank RubySuzy
SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi RubySuzy Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We know how difficult it can be to reward your guide with some words of praise. Kathryn will be thrilled to read that you had such a great time. As a local, it...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Enjoy locations you wouldn't know exist

This was our second tour with John. He is energetic and knowledgeable. We had a very interesting tour with John. Our family enjoyed seeing hidden artwork/ photography (not literally hidden) but had it not been for John we would never have even known existed. If...More

Thank Judith G
SUASydney, Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hi Judith G Thanks for taking the time to write your review. You had the Best.Day.Ever. Even though Sydney is just 230 years young, there is plenty to share and discover. And you found the right mix. Hopefully, we will see you again at Intrepid...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Great insight into the underbelly of Kings Cross

John was a great guide, full of interesting tidbits and very engaging. He made the seedy but colourful history of the neighbourhood come alive!More

1  Thank G'Day M
SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Hi G'Day M Thanks for your review. And taking the time to tell others about your experience. It is really useful for others to decide whether to choose Sydney Urban Adventures. John will be very pleased that he was able to deliver your Best.Day.Ever. Thank...More

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