Explore the eclectic sights & stories that made Kings Cross & Potts Point an international playground for entertainment, bohemia & crime with our new walking Neighbourhood & History Tour. You will know the area better than the locals!
From its bourgeois beginnings, The Cross soon became infamous for its wild nights & neon lights — evolving into a strip where murders & martinis often came hand in hand; much to the profit of its local Crime-Lords & Ladies. A place that Sydney grew to bear “with a mixture of disapproval and delight” (The Glittering Mile, 1964). Delving into the local stories, structures & somebodies of The Cross, this tour unpacks the unique blend of sin, sophistication, creativity & crime that have marked its many years in the spotlight!
WHEN: Thursday and Sunday, from 11 am to 1 pm (please arrive 10 min before to start on time).
WHAT: 2-hour small-group walking tour (max 10 guests)
WHERE: Meet your guide inside the Springfield lodge lobby, 9 Springfield Avenue, Potts Point. We’ll then explore the back-streets, premier views and broad leafy avenues of Kings Cross & Potts Point.
WHO: You are in good hands — this tour has been crafted by JOURNEY WALKS, heritage professionals who have a passion for local history and a knack for great storytelling.
WHY: To bring the eclectic sights and stories of this fascinating neighbourhood back to life and ensure that this unique pocket of Sydney’s heritage keeps on shining!
COST: special price for all Sydney Lodges guests of $36 (instead of $46 retail price).
HOW TO BOOK: Book your tour by emailing the property in advance or at Reception on arrival to enjoy our special discount.