Surry Hills True Crime Walking Tour (2 hours)

From AUD $40.00
  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Surry Hills, NSW
  • Product code: SHTC2h

A True Crime Discovery Walk

On this not-so-typical walking tour, you will meander through dark alleys and winding lanes, exploring the dark history of Sydney’s Surry Hills. You will investigate the ghastly crime scenes of five historical murders committed between 1880 and 1930. They took place in the old terraces, dark alleys and iconic street corners. You will stand before the exact spot where the bodies were found and inside the detectives' crime scene.

Some of the once sensational murder cases you will discover are: 

  • The Bloody Branding Iron

  • The Tragedy of the Woolloomooloo Rose

  • The Crown Street Horror

Why Surry Hills?

Before the cool cafes and trendy bars began to appear, this inner-city suburb was known for sly grog, illegal gambling, prostitution and the drug trade. All this will be revealed to you on the Murders Most Foul true crime tour of Surry Hills. 

What to expect on the tour.  

  • Investigate a cold-case murder from the 1920s using actual crime scene evidence and new insights. You will walk away feeling pretty confident that you have identified the actual killer who got away with murder.

  • Be introduced to the long-forgotten third queen of Sydney's underworld. She rivalled Kate Leigh for control of Surry Hills, poisoned many of Tilly Devine's sex workers, and was considered too extreme for the Underbelly tv series.

  • Observe Sydney's most incredible colonial architecture, such as the old Surry Hills police station. 

  • And much more.

The Case Files 

Your tour ticket price includes a complimentary copy of the Murders Most Foul: Surry Hills case files e-book. This book contains actual police evidence, crime scene photography, witness reports, newspaper articles and coroner’s reports for each case. With the help of your guide, you will use the evidence to piece together clues and reconstruct old crime scenes. Best of all, you get to take it home as a souvenir.


Ye old hotel

The tour ends near the 142 year old Shakespeare Hotel and Dove & Olive Hotel on Devonshire street next to the Surry Hills light rail station. Catch the light rail for a gentle ride back to Central, Town Hall, Wynyard, Circular Quay or Randwick.