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Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour
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Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour

By Dark Stories
Recommended by 93% of travellers
93% 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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  • Knowledgeable Tour Host
  • 90 Minute Tour


Departure details
  • 104 Scott St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia Meets at the corner of Scott St & Watt St, Newcastle; adjacent to Customs House and the Convict Lumberyard. Look for the lady with the lantern.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66633P1

  • 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 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 Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour?
Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour price starts from AU$34.54. Discover and book Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour cancellation policy?
Newcastle Dark Stories 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 Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour?
Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour is hosted by Dark Stories. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Dark Stories on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 30m. Discover and book Newcastle Dark Stories 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: 66633P1

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  • You'll start at
    104 Scott St
    104 Scott St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia
    Meets at the corner of Scott St & Watt St, Newcastle; adjacent to Customs House and the Convict Lumberyard. Look for the lady with the lantern.
    See address & details
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    Dark Stories
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Our guide will take you to revisit the scenes of the crime, secret locations in addition to enjoying some breathtaking views.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Dark Stories
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#5 of 44 Tours & Activities in Newcastle
  • Emilie K
    Emilie K
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    Fabulous experience
    We had a fantastic time doing this tour. Nat was a great guide - knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a great way to explore Newcastle and learn some history along the way.
  • Roshanikaru
    Roshanikaru
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    Waste of money
    Basically the tour was useless. A girl came and explained some crimes happened some time back which wasn't interesting or exiting at all. We spent 136 aud for 4 ppl and it was all in vain. She showed us some pictures which were not clear. I seriously don't know why ppl rated this 4 stars. My advice is DON'T waste your time and money. We Basically paid money to walk around new castle's old streets for 90 mnts in heavy rain.
  • antthreemonkeys
    antthreemonkeys
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    Wonderful fun informative tour
    Thanks to Sarah our tour guide and the team at Dark stories for a great tour. I’m born and raised in Newcastle and knew nothing about the dark underbelly and fascinating history going back to the times of early European settlement. Great tour whether you’re a visitor or local!!
  • korbin5
    korbin5
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    Tour
    Our guide Emma was great. Very informative and kept our interest the whole tour. We learnt things we didn’t know about our home town. Tour consists of a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes.
  • RemaS_13
    RemaS_13
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    Teenage tour
    Did this evening true crime tours with my teenager and it was fun! The stories were great, the walk was easy and the tour guide was quite knowledgeable.
  • JordanA1416
    JordanA1416
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    Historical gem of Newcastle
    Very good walk with alot of hidden secrets and information about Newcastle! Vast variety of crimes and stories in the tour! Very fun
  • Voyager30088317800
    Voyager30088317800
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    Great evening activity
    A nice walk around the Newcastle CBD with fascinating and grim stories from the city’s colonial past. Hosts were friendly, knowledgeable and fun.
  • GrandTour17212403610
    GrandTour17212403610
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    Hidden side of Newcastle
    Great tour, friendly and enthusiastic host. Walk was easy, though I am reasonably fit. I’m from Newcastle and thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour. Found out plenty I didn’t know. Tour guide told stories with added drama for effect. Nicely done
  • Trek33453964576
    Trek33453964576
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    Dark Stories
    A few friends and I go together for an interesting and fun evening of true crime stories around the Rocks area. Emily was a knowledgeable tour guide.Thanks guys.
  • mauinuuesei
    mauinuuesei
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    Fun and engaging tour
    Sarah was an awesome tour guide! Had fun learning and walking around parts of Newcastle Ive never been - or learning about the horrors of places I have been before. Totes creepy and fun night out with my sister.
  • Global60757330174
    Global60757330174
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    Good Fun
    We went as a group following a recommendation from a friend.The setting was great, nothing like a bush walk in the dark to get you worried.The story was great to start with but we were disappointed in the ending.Most of the actors carried out their roles well, particularly the main character Ivan. Not so thrilled with the detective and the police officer.Overall we had fun, and that was what we went for.
  • Linda P
    Linda P
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    Entertaining and enjoyable experience
    My friend and I did a Dark Stories experience and we loved it! The concept is great, a wandering interactive theatre experience and a way to be part of the story. It's an original concept. We did it at the St Ives Wildflower Gardens and it was a great place to do it. I recommend booking in for the evening show. We even saw a baby wallaby! The actors were great!! The storyline entertaining. Thank you Dark Stories!!
  • JacquiKaye25
    JacquiKaye25
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    Fantastic night out and very entertaining
    This was a really fun night and very interactive. Cast was great, storyline good and overall a very good way to spend a Saturday night
  • FarAway27624054833
    FarAway27624054833
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    Fun Night Out
    Fun night out, we went to an early session. Would have had more impact in the dark during one of the later sessions
  • Mel O
    Mel O
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    Spooky
    We went on an interactive theatre experience to catch a serial killer. In a creepy bushland setting at night. Awesome
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Tina Ling
3 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Friends
How different all the stories are. You wouldn't know there was so much to know about such a compact area. Yasmin was a great performer and brought the stories to life. Our whole group enjoyed it and we will all bring others.
Written 31 October 2020
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Bonnie
Dubbo, Australia1 contribution
My partner and I absolutely loved this tour. Very interesting locations and stories, and our tour guide Julia was fantastic! Julia was very enthusiastic and clear spoken, she is a real asset to this tour 😄

I will definitely recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys history and is looking for something fun and affordable in Newcastle. 11/10 experience!
Written 7 January 2023
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Hi! We are thrilled you had a wonderful time on our tour.. love to hear it :)
Written 8 January 2023
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AJ Shelley
1 contribution
Jan. 2020
was looking 4 something a little different to take my boo on our first date to. and this was perfect! we both had loads of fun learning about newcastles colonial & criminal past. couldn't recommend this enough! i personally have been on quite a few ghost tours/crime tours/etc around australia & dark stories newcastle was by far the best (and the cheapest!)
thank u dark stories :)
Written 5 January 2020
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Lee Ḿ
Newcastle, Australia8 contributions
Sep. 2022
Had a great time. I booked this tour for my husband's birthday knowing that he would really like this but it turned out we both had a great time. Our guide Violet was very entertaining and informative. All the stories were very interesting and we enjoyed the walk around Newcastle and found areas we had never been before (we've lived here for just over a year). I would definitely recommend this to anyone who would like to do a little something different. A great night out!!
Written 11 September 2022
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Hi there - we are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour with Violet and that we were able to take you to new places in the city that you live. Thank you for this review :)
Written 17 September 2022
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Harv
Shoal Bay, Australia1 contribution
Couldn't recommend more highly!
Hannah is a deadset legend and you can tell that she is genuinely interested in the outstanding stories she tells. Main stories are interdispersed with others picked up by word of mouth, which I really appreciated.
The tour takes 90-100 mins and moves at a comfortable place for pretty much anyone. This time of the year it might be a good idea to pack some aeroguard.
Wonderful tour! Thankyou Hannah.
Written 16 November 2020
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Fiona R
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Hannah was our wonderful tour guide last night. Amazing stories and places that you normally wouldn’t find out about.
Torches were supplied, felt safe at night, a few little hills but doable for kids and adults.
Hannah was very accommodating and warning us of upcoming stories in case we didn’t want to hear them.
This is a must do and perfect on a summers night.
THANK YOU HANNAH🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Written 13 November 2020
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Anj
1 contribution
Jan. 2020 • Family
Such an enjoyable night being a tourist in our own city. Have lived here for years and learnt so much about our town! Our guide, Emma was lovely, presented history in a way that was intetesting/appropriate for all ages and went to the extra effort of making us feel at ease. Would highly recommend this whether a visitor to Newcastle or a local.
Written 11 January 2020
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Hal.
1 contribution
Jan. 2021
A pleasant walk around Newcastle, however not as dark and interesting as expected. Our guide was friendly and pleasant, but possibly had somewhere else to be after the tour as she spoke very fast and walked far too quickly for even the most seasoned walker. Guide didn't seem particularly invested in the tour, and it felt a little scripted.
Written 24 January 2021
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maxtedandlily
Melbourne, Australia369 contributions
My friend and I came to this on a night that was never going to be great. Torrential downpour after downpour. A very very large group which got smaller and smaller and people were so wet. Hard to hear and just very unenjoyable so we left. I wrote an email asking for a refund or a credit - I was a tourist but my friend was local and got no reply. Not professional at all.
Written 5 May 2022
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Hi there. We are very sorry to hear that the weather dampened your experience of our tour (no pun intended!). Our tours do run in wet weather, though touring with clear skies generally does yield better results. I couldn't seem to find an email - we generally respond to customer emails with high priority. Thank you for posting your review though. We appreciate feedback in all its forms.
Written 5 June 2022
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Lilz
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Dec. 2022 • Couples
My partner and I just arrived in Newcastle for a trip and absolutely loved it. We took a lovely stroll near the beach as we walked to each destination and took in the lovely scenery.

At each destination, our guide Julia, who said it was only her second time running the tour did a FANTASTIC job. We loved her enthusiasm as she shared the stories about the various places in Newcastle.

We loved the tales, sad, tragic and funny ones. We can't wait to now go to check out the other Dark Story tours in Maitland and Sydney too!
Written 27 December 2022
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Hi there - thank you for posting this wonderful review. We would gladly have you on any of our Dark Story Tours or Theatre Experiences! :)
Written 29 December 2022
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