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Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross

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    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    169 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    Return Details
    Sydney NSW, Australia
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Drink at a centrally located Kings Cross bar
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tours operate regardless of weather conditions
    • Please wear comfortable shoes
    • Under 18 years olds must be with a parent or guardian. Photo ID may be requested by your guide
    • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 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 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page
    • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Huge thanks to John who guided us around the streets of Kings Cross. John has so much knowledge and passion for the history in the area which made it an extremely interesting and informative night. We really enjoyed it and totally recommend.More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank ajmarchy
    SUASydney, General Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi ajmarchy Thank you so much for writing your review. We will make sure that John is updated on your comments. We are certain he will be delighted. He loves the Kings Cross Crime & Passion tour, and you fully noted that in your review....More

    Reviewed 25 August 2019

    I enjoyed this walk with Rafael, felt very safe walking around this area with a notorious past. Now of course the times have changed and the neighborhood is much quieter. I would have loved to listen to more stories about the past residents, but I...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jean2016
    Meander53421836874, Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

    Thanks Jean for taking the time to review the tour. I'll pass your feedback onto Raphael. Hope to see you again.

    Reviewed 1 August 2019

    Very interesting tour around the backstreets of Kings Cross. Our guide Rafael was knowledgeable and full of stories. I wouldn't have wandered these streets on my own. A lot of history here.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Bluesurfe
    Meander53421836874, Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

    Hi Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we're glad Raphael was able to provide a great tour.

    Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

    This was amazing you got to explore king cross while learning about the crime and history in the area. I want to thank the tour guide John for taking us around and teaching us about it all.

    1  Thank abbeyozzy
    Meander53421836874, Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

    Hi Abbey Thanks for providing this review. John is an awesome guide and glad to see you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again sometime.

    Reviewed 22 March 2019

    I would highly recommend this tour ! Kathryn is a local and has incredible knowledge about the Kings Cross area.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank Boohoo91
    Meander53421836874, Manager at Sydney Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2019

    Hey there Thanks for your feedback. Kathryn does have a lot of great knowledge. Glad to hear you had a great time. Cheers

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    31 October 2018|
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    It was 6pm when we did it.
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