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Dark Stories

Newcastle, Australia
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About Dark Stories
Take a walk on the dark side - revisit the scenes of the crimes. Dark Stories takes you on a True Crime journey back in time to rediscover the secrets of the dark past of the city streets around you. Newcastle with its natural beauty and glorious beaches can only do so much to mask the town’s darkest moments. Revisit the scenes of the crimes of yesteryear and uncover the unimaginable deeds of Novocastrians from the dark past. A leisurely 90 minute walking tour retracing the steps of the cities most infamous and seductive criminals. Meets at the corner of Scott St & Watt St, Newcastle; stories that the city tried to forget.
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Discover the dark side of Newcastle’s past—one that most visitors never experience—on this walking tour. With a guide to show you the city’s spookiest sights, uncover tales of true crimes that you might never hear otherwise. Hear about the Tomahawk Murderer, view locations such as the Convict Lumberyard and Old Jail; and absorb the creepy atmosphere as your guide reveals stories of killings, hauntings, fraud, and more.
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Wilko Heinze wrote a review July 2022
Centurion, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
Very enjoyable tour and a great night out. Lorie was a very good and enthusiastic guide. Good mix of crime and some historical stories.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from Sara B, Front Office Manager at Dark Stories
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for review! We really appreciate you taking the time out to write it :)
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Steph F wrote a review July 2022
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
We are from Wollongong - we came up for two nights. Totally worth it!! We were lucky enough to be the only people who booked on the night we went so we had the tour guide to ourselves. She was absolutely wonderful! She was fairly new to the company but I wouldn’t of known if she hadn’t advised us. She was also great with my 9 year old son who had lots of questions (some silly of course). I will definitely be doing the tour they have in Sydney!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from Sara B, Front Office Manager at Dark Stories
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there Steph. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour experience with your host, and we are excited to have you join us in Sydney! Thank you for this review :)
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pe W wrote a review June 2022
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Be prepared for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes as walk is hilly . Violet the presenter was enthusiastic and presented info well.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Sara B, Front Office Manager at Dark Stories
Responded 25 June 2022
Hi there. Thank you for your review, and we certainly agree that comfortable shoes are a must!
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Kathy A wrote a review June 2022
Sydney, Australia8 contributions5 helpful votes
Voilet was a wonderful guide very knowledgable of newcastle area and her stories were interesting. A great tour even though the weather wasnt great.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Sara B, Front Office Manager at Dark Stories
Responded 25 June 2022
Hi Kathy. We are glad we could provide you with an enjoyable experience, despite the weather! :)
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DazzaMeg wrote a review May 2022
Australia148 contributions101 helpful votes
Its not a bad tour. Easy walk around the east end of Newcastle. Guide was good and delivered well that kept everyone interested in what she was saying. At a number of locations you do have to use your imagination to picture what happened. Only lasts around 90mins with about 7-8 stops. Only one climb and some step along the way. Its a tour you'd only do once, but it was enjoyable.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Sara B, Front Office Manager at Dark Stories
Responded 5 June 2022
Hi there. Thank you for your review. We are always looking for ways to improve our tours, and we really appreciate your feedback! :)
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