Guided tour

Sydney: True Crime Tour

4.9 / 5

72 reviews

Activity provider: Dark Stories Pty Ltd

Sydney: True Crime Tour

Activity provider: Dark Stories Pty Ltd
Likely to sell out

From US$ 24 per person

Likely to sell out

Embark on a tour around Sydney's oldest and most historic areas, and learn about the city's dark, often violent past with your knowledgeable guide. Retrace the steps of infamous criminals, and venture down secret alleyways and nooks.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Take a walk through Sydney's dark side
  • Revisit the scenes of infamous crimes
  • Uncover the hidden mysteries of the streets around you
  • Join an investigation into a crime-ridden history
  • Take advantage of great photo and sightseeing opportunities along the way
Full description
Uncover Sydney's disturbing criminal past as you take a stroll through one of Australia's oldest settlements. Marvel at the stories of your knowledgeable guide, and discover the mysteries that lie beneath the streets of historic Sydney. Set off from the meeting point, and amble through some of Sydney's hidden alleyways and nooks, enjoying incredible photo and sightseeing opportunities along the way. Learn about stories that did not make it into the official history books, but which remain 100% true, if not also almost 100% unbelievable. Join an investigation into a dark and crime-ridden history, and see if you can put the facts together for yourself. Perfect for history buffs or lovers of true crime, this tour will engross you with tales of infamous crimes that unfolded right where you stand, and show you the dark side that Sydney has tried to forget.
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Meeting point

Meet at the corner of Parbury Lane and Lower Fort St., just opposite the Sydney Harbour Bridge in The Rocks.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 72 reviews

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Was a lot of fun with Kate with very interesting cases and stories. She was very lovely, kind and funny. For me personally i expected some more gruesome or more shocking stories (quantity-wise; there were a lot but not all of them were shocking). All in all i would still do it again. If i ever visited other cities I will book this tour there, definitely! The views were also great !

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January 9, 2023

Very knowledgeable guide, Emily was delightful. For me personally there were a lot of really dark stairs and I'm really blind in the dark so it took me a while to tackle them and once I'd catch up, they'd be half way through the story. But other than that amazing tour and you get to explore some lovely areas on the way too.

September 11, 2022

Very enjoyable tour

January 12, 2023

Product ID: 232397