Sydney’s beginnings weren’t so glitz and glam like the city that it is today. It was quite dark and ghastly, and stories of its beginnings make for some of the most riveting tales to be told under the cover of darkness. More so when the tales you’re being told happened on the very same streets of the city you call home.
Sydney’s historic quarter is now a thriving hotspot for tourists and locals but shortly after the formation of the colony, The Rocks was the first point of call for many arrivals. It didn’t take long for the area to become known as a slum and was soon frequented by sailors, prostitutes and eventually the bubonic plague.
It’s the foundation of many of our most sordid stories, where crime runs rampant, poverty is rife and people lose their lives.
On the Dark Tales of Sydney walking tour, you will be taken down shadowy lanes, cobblestoned streets and past haunted pubs and houses as well as the most haunted hotel in Sydney too.
Discover the stories of murder and betrayal as you stroll through Sydney’s oldest and most historic neighbourhood. As the streetlights turn on and the shadows grow before, you’ll make your way up to Observatory Hill taking in the exquisite view and the scene where all the gruesome acts you’ve just heard took place.
The Dark Tales of Sydney walking tour meets at The Beacon in First Fleet Park and takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7pm and lasts for two hours.