Kings Cross – Crime & Passion

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Scratch the (dirty) underbelly of Sydney's notorious red light district on this sin-drenched Sydney tour. Hear about the notorious figures and big-time pimps who made 'the Cross' what it is today: a gritty, urban hub of vices that come in many guises.

Sin City Sydney Walking Tour Highlights

  • Explore Sydney’s infamous Kings Cross district
  • Visit the site of Sydney’s greatest unsolved mystery
  • Immerse yourself in Sydney’s fascinating crime history
  • Grab a drink at a local tavern and discuss the frivolous past of The Cross
  • Be enthralled by tales of Sydney’s bohemian and deviant lifestyles

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, and a drink at a centrally located Kings Cross bar

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips or gratuities for guides, meals, and bottled water

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Under the Coke Sign, corner of William St & Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross NSW 2011
  • Starting time: 6.00 PM
  • Ending point: At a centrally located Kings Cross Bar.
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  • Spend two hours immersed in the tumultuous history of Kings Cross, as we guide you through tales of fame and fortune, murder and drugs, and mysteries and romances on this Sydney tour with a twist!

    You visit a number of different spots important to the neighbourhood on this Sydney Kings Cross tour. Standing on the site of one of Sydney’s greatest unsolved mysteries, you hear of the days of the infamous razor gang and sly grog, of the deviants and bohemians, and how the charismatic Cross came to be.

    Traditionally home to Sydney’s artistic and bohemian lifestyles, The Cross began its life as the centre of sophisticated society before transforming through its host of passionate and deviant lifestyles. Now, Kings Cross is a lively, vibrant, and sometimes controversial Sydney hotspot not to be missed. During this Sydney night tour, we grab a drink at a Kings Cross Bar and settle in for some more enthralling tales.

    This walking tour of Sydney’s richest social and cultural area is engaging and informative, and those interested in crime and mystery are thoroughly fascinated by the culture and history of The Cross.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, and a drink at a centrally located Kings Cross bar

    Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips or gratuities for guides, meals, and bottled water

    Dress standard: Dress for the weather, bring a long a coat and umbrella if it looks like rain, wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Additional Information: Under 18 years olds must be with a parent or guardian. Photo ID may be requested by your guide.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of six. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +61 (0) 414 983 091
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Ms. Sally B. from Australia travelled on 11 May 2018:

    Witty, personable guide with great knowledge of local history and culture.

    Ms. Anouska F. from Australia travelled on 24 Oct 2017:

    Our guide Kathryn was fabulous!! We utterly enjoyed the experience and left wanting to know more and more about Kings Cross.

    Ms. Lauren T. from Canada travelled on 24 Sep 2017:

    We were not offered a drink in a local establishment which I had understood was included. However, enjoyed every other aspect to the tour. Informative, inclusive and enjoyable.

    Ms. Eiley M. from Australia travelled on 17 Jul 2017:

    Lucy was an excellent tour guide and provided us with an amazing amount of information. She really made the effort to engage in conversation when we were moving between location.

    Mr. Mary I. from Australia travelled on 27 Apr 2017:

    Peter was an excellent guide his knowledge of the area was fantastic. Thoroughly recommend

    Ms. sarah m. from Australia travelled on 23 Nov 2016:

    This was an excellent opportunity to learn about the history of the area and to hear a lot of interesting tales about Kings Cross. The guide was very knowledgable and told the stories extremely well.

    Mr. Warwick F. from Australia travelled on 06 May 2016:

    Kirsti was a wonderful guide, professional and friendly. She gave us a wonderful tour and made us feel very welcome and relaxed.

    Mr. Stephen B. from Australia travelled on 20 Dec 2015:

    Kim, our guide was very friendly, easy to communicate with and extremely knowledgable. It was like a friend taking you to see things. Very casual and we all learned a great deal. A good guide always makes a big difference.

    Ms. Linda S. from Australia travelled on 10 Mar 2014:

    Valentino was a fantastic informative guide love his enthusiasm and knowledge

    Mrs. Joan M. from Australia travelled on 08 Sep 2013:

    Maddie presented the info with enthusiasm and good inside knowledge and we enjoyed walking around and learning about some of the facets of this interesting side of life in Sydney.