This tour is back open for group bookings!
Theatrical Crime Walking tour!
Althought not strictly a ghost tour, our Theatrical Crime Tour is also led by a ghost!
.... Good evening, my name is Sgt. Eric Douglas. I am a c.1978-era detective. My last memory is of being clocked on the head. Ever since I've been wandering about these streets with a frightful sense of deja-vu...
Ive watched Melbourne grow up since then and several frightening and bizarre crimes have occurred in the intervening period. You are available, and have an ear for such matters, as the curious, bizarre and inexplicable, then I'll gladly spill the beans...
Many Tourist Highlights on this well-acclaimed and established tour, including Princess Theatre, Lygon St, Royal Society, Carlton Gardens, the infamous district of 'Little Lon', with its pickpockets, and also QV shopping centre. 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 occurrences which may leave you scratching your head!
Are you interested in STRANGE stories, WEIRD happenings and the ironic details of Melbourne's strange past?
We start with 'Australia's Best' ghost story, and then move onto crime and other stories. Walk the streets where these events occurred!
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.
Not suitable for young children.
What you get:
A personal, professional and entertaining tour. We will walk past some eclectic scenery, in particular, world-class examples of architecture and hear about:
- Grizzly weird tales of Melbourne's past, including her savage past characters and criminals.
- The throat-twisting street garotters (strangers)
- Infamous murderess Mary Kelly!
- 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
- Shortly before his death, Ned Kelly issued a curse which came true!
If the above has aroused your curiosity and you are after something truly unique for your special event, then do not hesitate to secure booking! Payable on the night with cash or PayPal, or transfer (may be arranged via email, facebook, etc)
'Charles' at ph: 0450344840 OR
Book by phone, email, or facebook message to arrange a tour at a time of your convenience. We do steeper discounts for large groups! Price: $50 per person. Four or more, $40 pp, seven or more $20 pp. Payable on the day/night
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!
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!
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.