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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
USD 42.73
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.
Reviews (77)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Disappointment

We live in Sydney and wanted to do something cool with our 3 teenage children during school holidays. After a thorough research and reading all the awesome reviews mentioning wonderful guides John and Kathryn and Phillip, we chose this tour. It was a miserable cold...More

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

Hi Lisa K Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I commend you for being frank and honest. Sydney Urban Adventures prides itself on giving every single person an unforgettable positive experience. Best.Day.Ever. I am, like you, disappointed that you did not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydneys Other Side

Kathryn took my friends and I on a very intriguing and adventurous walk around Kings Cross to learn about the history and happenings of the area. Kathryn was a true gem of a guide and kept us all enthralled with tid bit information of the...More

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

Hi MissAdventureHK Very happy that you took the time to write your review. Kathryn will be pleased and delighted to read your gracious comments. You gotta love Sydney, and by reading your review, you really did have a great time in Sydney. Locals, interstate visitors...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great insight in Sydney's history

I really loved the evening walking tour in Kings Cross area with John. A lot of quirky and interesting stories on the history of this vibrant place, now safe and full of trendy eateries and beautiful deli places. Yum!

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

Hi Amelie P Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is always a pleasure to show you our vibrant city. You Gotta Love Sydney, and you really do love Sydney. Thanks for a great review. JohnP Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fascinating experience with knowledgeable and local guide.

Our guide Kathryn lives in the area and is keen to promote King's Cross. She gave us interesting facts, her opinions on local issues and opportunities for photos as well as being thoughtful of our needs. Normally I would not wander the streets of King's...More

1  Thank ChristineLois
SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi ChristineLois Thank you for writing your glowing review of your recent tour with Kathryn. She will be delighted to know that her knowledge of Kings Cross was so well received. Being a local in a nearby suburb makes her knowledge and experience a ready...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun, educational evening exploring an iconic Sydney neighbourhood

Myself and 3 friends had the pleasure of having Kathryn show us around Kings Cross recently. It was fantastic. Kathryn was knowledgeable, passionate and brought the many stories and characters to life for us. Her enthusiasm was infective and very much a key to making...More

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

Hi June C Thanks for giving Kathryn your glowing review. I am certain she will be very happy when I pass on your comments to her. Your positive comments are infectious and it will make others reading your review enthusiastic to join this tour into...More

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