PLEASE NOTE: This tour will end after 21/Jan/17. That date will be the final tour! THIS TOUR IS NOW CLOSED as a 'free walking tour'
Twisted Tales Historical Melbourne Crime Walking tour!
Many Tourist Highlights on this well-aclaimed and established tour, including Princess Theater, Lygon St, Royal Society, Carlton Gardens, the infamous district of 'Little Lon', with its pickpockets, and also QV shopping center. Synopsis: Melbourne has had its fair share of 'incidents' in the past. Learn an eclectic assortment of them as we walk the streets of the newest part of the old city grid! We have had stranglers of various sorts, a shocking armed robbery with a twist afterwards, and various strange occurances which may leave you scratching your head!
Are you interested in STRANGE stories, WEIRD happenings and the ironic details of Melbourne's strange past?
How about historic stories about snake charmers and poisonings?
We start with 'Australia's Best' ghost story, and then move onto crime and other stories. Walk the streets where these events occured!
EXPLORE the wonders of Melbourne, its marvellous past, fabulous architecture, and present. This tour is a combination of seeing the sights and sounds of what makes up the best of Melbourne, as well as containing a few lurid historical tales to get the blood racing.
Unsavoury historical stories are told throughout the tour. This is an excellent way to spend part of a day in Melbourne, seeing the finest the city has to offer.
Do you have a group, and wish for a special tour time? Bookings by email, or facebook:
GUESS WHAT? On request, we can run a THEATRICAL
version of this tour!
Not suitable for young children.
Tours are at fixed times, please check Tour Times. For a singular large group however, you might like to arrange a custom tour at a special time. Note: All three tours are great for teambuilding. Please contact us with your requirements as we can tailor a special tour session.
On the tour..
We will walk past some eclectic scenery, and learn about:
- The Royal Society
- Why you should possibly be careful what they offer you in the Carlton Gardens, you'll find out why!
- The throat-twisting street garotters (strangers)
- Infamous murderess Mary Kelly!
- Grizzly weird tales of Melbourne's past, including her savage past characters and criminals.
- Examine the Old Gaol, and the hanging judge, on infamous Tyburn (Hanging) Hill!
- The infamous old slum of Little Lon, former home of thieving pickpockets like 'Thirsty Liz.'
- Paris has a fictional Phantom of the Opera. The real one lurks in Melbourne! His strange, but true story will make your head spin.
- Was Jack the Ripper, a citizen of Victoria? Was he hanged here in 1891? If so, we walk over his grave!
- Our greatest ever robbery and its weird aftermath
The Tianjin Gardens is located just outside the entrance of the Northern Concourse of Parliament Train Station. (Corner Spring, Lonsdale and Nicholson Streets).
Bourke St, take the 35 (City Circle), 86, 96. Collins St: 11, 12, 48, 109.
Bring water or sunscreen, or an umbrella if required. And don't forget... a good camera! Tours run in all weather conditions, due to the changing nature of Melbourne's weather.
Tours are at fixed times, please check Tour Times. Feel free to bring your group along to this tour also. For a singular large group however, you might also like to arrange a custom tour at a special time. Possible group ideas: tourists, alumni reunions, classes, special occasions or informal get-togethers, orientations for new-comers, office parties, Melbournians who just love their city!
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What people say about this tour
This is a great way to learn about some of Melbourne's quirky history,
while also exploring some of its wonderful architecture.
It will be interesting both for visitors to Melbourne and locals.
— Fiona Anderson, Weekend Notes.
Experience the spooky side of Melbourne.
—The Weekly Review.
We went on the TWISTED TALES WALKING TOUR today. Really excellent, and learned about those hidden corners and secrets of Melbourne.
The Tour is conducted by very knowledgeable guide Charles every Saturday and Sunday at 11.00am. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
—We Love Melbourne.