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Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross

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  • 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
Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross
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$43.30 Save $8.70
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Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross
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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 (83)
1 - 5 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great insight to Kings Cross past and present

Our family took a really awesome tour with Kereece tonight. Very knowledgeable and great story telling. Highly recommend for both locals and tourist. We immersed ourselves in this walking tour of Kings Cross.

3  Thank juju_charmz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great night exploring the Cross

Had a really interesting night exploring some of the Cross and its history. John,our guide, was great. Full of information and a real passion for Sydney and its past. The beer at the end was also appreciated. Recommended.

Thank 870gwc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Walking Tour

This was very interesting seeing where all the old time gangsters lived and worked. Well worth the walk even though the weather was not the best

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lorraine G
Reviewed November 2, 2018

My wife and I took the Crimes and Passions tour and found it entertaining, enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide, Kathryn, was very knowledgeable and also very entertaining. Her series of stories and vignettes really brought the history of this fascinating area to life. Very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Trek42005594274
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile
Great Tour

Really awesome tour with Kathryn tonight. So knowledgeable and great story telling. Highly recommend

1  Thank n1c0lar0cks
SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi n1c0lar0cks Thanks for taking the time to write your review. And for giving Kathryn a glowing testimonial. We are truly appreciative of you having a fantastic tour. Hopefully you will participate in another Urban Adventure with us soon. Best regards JohnP Manager

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October 30, 2018|
Response from June C | Reviewed this property |
It was 6pm when we did it.