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Guided Walking Tour Discovering Melbourne's Past Crimes

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1 hr 30 mins
Guided tour

Unearth Melbourne's chilling past on this guided walking tour, solving mysteries, exploring historic crime scenes, and stepping into the world of infamous criminals.


  • Embark on an intriguing, guided walking tour that delves into Melbourne's infamous true crime history, unraveling mysteries and chilling tales.

  • This experience isn't just about crime: it offers an unusual perspective on Melbourne's past, expanding your understanding of this vibrant city.

  • Experience the thrill of solving a murder mystery that allegedly took place at a non-existent address, a highlight of the city's criminal past.

  • Discover the dark past of Melbourne's historic streets, learn about the audacious bank robberies, and the chilling tale of a genuine Jack the Ripper suspect.

  • Did you know that Melbourne was once home to Frederick Deeming, a man suspected of being the infamous Jack the Ripper, adding a spine-chilling twist to the tour?


  • 90-minute guided tour

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Explore Melbourne’s Dark Past

Embark on a journey into Melbourne's gritty history with this tour. Let your knowledgeable guide lead you off the beaten path and into the city's murky past. You'll stroll through historic streets, revisiting the scenes of notorious crimes that have left an indelible mark on Melbourne. From the infamous Gun Alley Murder to a murder mystery at an address that didn't exist, your guide will narrate these riveting tales, peppering in lesser-known facts that will leave you captivated.

Uncover Melbourne’s Mysteries

Beyond the city's vibrant culture, lies a complex history of true crime. Unearth the story of Frederick Deeming, a genuine Jack the Ripper suspect who once roamed these very streets. As you navigate Melbourne’s dark history, you’ll also delve into tales of bank robberies, Victorian-era detective cases, and even an exorcism. The visceral storytelling by your guide will keep you engaged throughout your journey. This gripping tour not only delves into Melbourne's criminal past but also offers an unusual perspective of this beloved city, making it a must-try for anyone seeking an offbeat travel experience.

Important Information

  • Wear comfortable shoes for this walking tour.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at the 8 Hour Reserve.

  • Address: Victoria St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.

  • Landmark: At the corner of Russell Street and Victoria Street in Melbourne, next to the Eight-Hour Day Memorial.

  • Your guide will be wearing a Dark Stories uniform with a logo and holding a lantern.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Old Melbourne Gaol/Russell St. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #200 or #207 to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Exhibition St/La Trobe St, 8. It is a quick 5-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #30 or #35 to get you there.

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