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Melbourne's True Crime Tour
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Melbourne's True Crime Tour

By Dark Stories Melbourne
Recommended by 94% of travellers
94% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • 90 Minute Tour
  • Knowledgeable Tour Host


Start:
  • 8 Hour Reserve, Victoria St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Please meet in the 8 Hour Reserve at the corner of Russell St and Victoria St, next to the Eight Hour Day Memorial.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66633P22

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Melbourne's True Crime Tour?
    Melbourne's True Crime Tour price starts from AU$34.90. Discover and book Melbourne's True Crime Tour on Tripadvisor
    What is the Melbourne's True Crime Tour cancellation policy?
    Melbourne's True Crime Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Melbourne's True Crime Tour on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Melbourne's True Crime Tour?
    Melbourne's True Crime Tour is hosted by Dark Stories Melbourne. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Dark Stories Melbourne on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Melbourne's True Crime Tour on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Melbourne's True Crime Tour?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 30m. Discover and book Melbourne's True Crime Tour on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66633P22

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      Please meet in the 8 Hour Reserve at the corner of Russell St and Victoria St, next to the Eight Hour Day Memorial.
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    • Dark Stories Melbourne
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    • tripshane
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great crime stories told with enthusiasm
      Dad and I really enjoyed it. David, Rochelle and Harry are great storytellers. Loved the Ripper connection.
      Written 13 April 2023
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    Simone V
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    The Dark Stories were interesting and our guide Richelle was very good. Richelle knew the history well and was animated when telling the stories which was great. She definitely made the experience more interesting. The price of $34pp is expensive though for this tour. The lighting for the night tour is poor (a lantern was used to suit the part though), which impaired our ability to see the pictures well. Overall the tour was informative and interesting.
    Written 21 October 2023
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    Hi Simone, thanks for leaving your feedback. Our prices are set in line with other providers of similar experiences both locally and on a larger scale, but we also understand that cost is an important part of guest satisfaction. I'm also glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour experience despite the night time lack of light hindering some of the visuals from the resources and route
    Written 22 October 2023
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    Brit W
    Melbourne1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Friends
    Loved being able to walk the streets of Melbourne and hear true crime stories in the locations they actually took place.

    Our guides were friendly, knowledgeable, engaging, and made for a really entertaining evening.

    If you're a true crime fan or even just looking for something a little different to do with your evening in town, then I highly recommend this tour.
    Written 13 April 2023
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    Hi there, thank you so much for posting this review in April. We appreciate it :)
    Written 10 July 2023
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    Emily B
    Sancrox, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great way to learn about some of the history of the criminals of Melbourne. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and professional and the tour moved at a good pace.
    Written 9 February 2024
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    Thank you for posting your review of our Melbourne True Crime Tour - it's great to hear that you enjoyed the experience.
    Written 13 February 2024
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    CourtB
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    We loved our dark history tour with Rochelle. Saw lots of great places in Melbourne we wouldn’t have found on our own. Would highly recommend it for families or anyone really. The crime obsessed teenager loved it!
    Written 29 January 2024
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    Very glad to hear that the tour was enjoyable for both yourself and your teen. Thank you for posting your review :)
    Written 1 February 2024
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    Emma L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Friends
    Amazing tour, so many great stories about the true crime of Melbourne. If you are into true crime you will find it fascinating. Throughly enjoyed. Highly recommended.
    Written 27 January 2024
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    Thank you for posting your review :)
    Written 1 February 2024
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    Brianna R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    Rochelle was an amazing guide, taking us through some very interesting true stories of Melbourne within a walking atmosphere and taking the time to really add great descriptions and answer questions. My family is full of true crime fans so this was right up our alley. Highly recommend!
    Written 15 January 2024
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    Thank you for posting this review, it's always great to hear about our guests enjoying the tour :)
    Written 20 January 2024
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    Tammi D
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Family
    We enjoyed the tour. Timing was good.
    It would have been more engaging if it contained more truly darkest history that occurred in Melbourne- some of it was pretty light, although I acknowledge the brief was just True Crime and not True Dark Crime. The most intriguing site was being able to see the wall damage, and therefore imagine, the police station car bombing. I really wanted to hear more about the bomber, his life and motives. Standing where someone passed away adds significant gravity to describing a piece of history and allows you to pay your own silent respect to that person while visualising their life.
    The photocopied pictures seemed almost hastily put together and difficult to see in a group. Consider a simple Web based picture share guys. You are onto some great tales so easier share methods would add to the vibe.
    All said, our host Rochelle, clearly loves her work and that always helps to make for an enjoyable experience.
    Written 5 January 2024
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    Hi there, thank you for all of your feedback. At the moment we are looking at ways to digitalise our photos to make them more accessible for our guests on tour. And yes, when walking the line of entertaining, informative and respectful, some stories that we stumble upon in our research don't fit all three of those requirements and are therefore left out. We would highly encourage any guest to do some digging of their own if a story on the tour particularly struck them - although we are proud of being thorough and true to facts for all of our stories, the nature of the tour and the time limitations do mean that eager guests can learn even more by taking a deeper look! :)
    Written 11 January 2024
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    Steve B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    We had a great time on this tour. Rachelle was a delight and very knowledgeable of all the sites we visited. Was awesome to hear some of the true crime history of our wonderful city. Would highly recommend.
    Written 29 December 2023
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    Thanks for leaving your review of our Melbourne True Crime Tour - pleased to hear you had a great time
    Written 11 January 2024
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    Han Qing Y
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    Really enjoyed the walk around Melbourne CBD and being told a wide range of crime stories along the way from murders to baby farming!

    Our host Rochelle was really enthusiastic and funny. Would recommend for all crime lovers or visitors to Melbourne wanting to learn a bit about the criminal history.
    Written 29 December 2023
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    Thank you for leaving this review. Really glad to hear you enjoyed the tour with your host :)
    Written 11 January 2024
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    Jennifer M
    Melbourne, Australia123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The True Crime tour was great. I’ve lived in Melbourne all my life, but never heard even half of these tales of our past historical crimes. And there were some places we stopped I didn’t even know existed! I will be making return visits to some of these.
    Rochelle was a knowledgeable and animated guide, giving us ample time to stroll, stop, listen and ask questions. Fantastic tour for native Melbournians and visitors alike.
    Written 26 December 2023
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    Thank you for leaving your review of our Melbourne True Crime Tour. We love hearing about our guests enjoying the unique routes we plan :)
    Written 11 January 2024
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