Join a fascinating guided stroll through the infamous Kings Cross precinct in Sydney's inner-east. You'll hear tales of crime and passion in the name of fame and fortune as you explore what was once Australia's red light capital. This is a Sydney walking tour with a dark twist!

AUD $59pp

Kings Cross Walking Tour, Sydney
Runs: Daily
Departs at: 6pm
Departs from: Corner of William Street and Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘As an avid Underbelly fan, this tour was right up my alley! Our tour guide Kathryn was so well versed in the history of Kings Cross. She gave historic insights, as well as her own memories of the area. I thought I knew a lot about the Cross, but there was so much I didn’t know – dating all the way back to the first settlers. It was a truely fascinating evening and I enjoyed the drink at the end.’ Karlsmum

Tour highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the history and character of one of Australia’s most infamous locales
  • Learn the turbulent history of ‘the Cross’ and visit the sites of various unsolved crimes and mysteries
  • Get an introduction to the amazing architecture of Kings Cross
  • Enjoy the precinct’s vibrant street art
  • Maximum group size: 12.

What's included

  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Expert commentary
  • House drink at a Kings Cross bar.

Pricing

Adults/children: AUD $59pp

This tour has one standard price for adults and children. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of six.

What you can expect

Take a two-hour walk on the wild side during this fabulous Kings Cross Walking Tour in Sydney’s inner-east. For most visitors to Sydney, the Cross has been a ‘no-go’ zone, but this tour reveals a different side to one of Australia’s most maligned neighbourhoods. You’ll hear tales of crime and intrigue, but also of deep passion and romance. It’s an evening like no other in the Harbour City!

The tour begins beneath the Cross’ most famous landmark — the giant Coca Cola sign at the top of Darlinghurst Road. From there, you’ll head off down leafy Victoria Street to see the former home of 1970s social activist and heiress Juanita Neilsen, whose disappearance is one of the most notorious unsolved crimes in the country’s history. [More]

As the tour continues, your expert local guide will introduce you to a host of colourful characters who shaped the urban landscape you see around you. Names like Tilly Devine, Abe Saffron and Donny ‘the Glove’ Smith roll off the tongue and are brought to life though your guide’s narrative. You’ll also hear insights about the precinct’s celebrated architecture and learn how the Cross morphed from Easy Street into Skid Row over the course of the early 20th century.

At the end of your Kings Cross Walking Tour you’ll enjoy a drink with your guide and group at a local watering hole. Who knows which modern local characters of the Cross you may meet!

If you want to see a different, darker side of Sydney — this Kings Cross Walking Tour is for you.

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Guest reviews

  • Karlsmum (22/4/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    As an avid Underbelly fan, this tour was right up my alley! Our tour guide Kathryn was so well versed in the history of Kings Cross. She gave historic insights, as well as her own memories of the area. I thought I knew a lot about the Cross, but there was so much I didn't know – dating all the way back to the first settlers. It was a truely fascinating evening and I enjoyed the drink at the end.

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.