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Brisbane: True Crime Tour

1. Brisbane: True Crime Tour

Uncover Brisbane's macabre criminal past as you take a stroll through one of Australia's oldest settlements. Over 1.5 hours, be enthralled by stories from your expert guide and discover the mysteries that lie beneath the streets of historic Brisbane. Set off from the meeting point and amble through some of Brisbane's hidden alleyways and nooks, enjoying incredible photo and sightseeing opportunities along the way. Learn about fascinating true crimes stories that never made it into the official history books.  Join an investigation into a dark and crime-ridden history, and see if you can piece the facts together for yourself.

Brisbane: Fortitude Valley Historical Crime Walking Tour

2. Brisbane: Fortitude Valley Historical Crime Walking Tour

Take a walk through Fortitude Valley neighborhood in Brisbane on this walking tour that focuses on the area's dark and corrupt past. Beautiful one day, deadly the next, and corrupt the day after that, follow your guide through the dark history of this Brisbane district. Meet your guide and explore Fortitude Valley, a rough and tumble place where the lights of Brisbane shone the brightest during its most corrupt era. Forget the stories you've heard about Brisbane, and join this trip down its glamourous, glitzy, and corruption-laden past. Learn about the complete history of vice from Queensland's infamous past of which Fortitude Valley was the capital. Discover stories from past key players and visit locations where the biggest news stories broke. Hear stories of the ultimate fate of the kingpins of the 1980s of both the underworld and the police as you walk through history. Take a deep dive into the corruption that once scourged this city. See infamous spots, including illegal casinos from days gone by, the Whisky Au Go-Go and Beat nightclubs, Les Bubbles Restaurant, and more.

Brisbane: Artisinal Wine Tasting and Local 2-Course Meal

3. Brisbane: Artisinal Wine Tasting and Local 2-Course Meal

Enjoy a visit to the first winery to launch in Brisbane since 1860. Discover the venue's signature Gerler wines that are named after the city’s last winemaker and viticulturist. Partake in a fun and informative session that combines great tasting food with authentic, local wine. Taste the viticulture and flavors of acclaimed winemaker, Dave Cush. Learn about the wine-making process, learn of the local grapes of the area, and discover why Brisbane hasn't had a new winery in over 100 years. As you sip 4 artisanal wines, eat a 2-course meal, regionally focused, locally sourced, and produced directly from the farm gate.

Brisbane: Themed Adventure Game

4. Brisbane: Themed Adventure Game

Be immersed in the story of the Brisbane Burglar as you take part in an adventure game starting and finishing at Reddacliff Place in Brisbane's CBD. Have up to two hours to complete the case with your team collecting points for every correct answer from challenges, riddles and eventually guessing the Brisbane Burglar's identity. Detective Watson will provide a case briefing and hand out the essentials to solve the case; a detective bag, gamebook, and map. It's not always the fasted team that wins, have you been paying attention along the way? Your gamebook continues on from your case briefing, introducing you to the suspects and providing riddles to guide you to your first challenge. The challenges are hands-on activities using the tools in your detective bag and the local buildings to help build an evidential case. Write your answers on the provided sheet and debate among your team who you think the Brisbane Burglar is. Once you have all the answers, make your way back to the Detective to see how well you went.

Brisbane: Wizard Game Urban Private Adventure & Sightseeing

5. Brisbane: Wizard Game Urban Private Adventure & Sightseeing

Meet your game host at Reddacliff Place and step into the wizard theme scene. The game will begin with a short briefing by your game host (who will be in character). It is here you will receive your game book, game bag, map and answer sheet. You have up to two hours to complete challenges around the city. Take in the sights of Post Office Square, the Creek Street Fig Trees, St Stephens cathedral and Queen Street Mall as you follow along your game book and complete the challenges. Navigate from point to point with your game map and fill out answers along the way. When you have complete the challenges, head back to meet your game host to see how well you scored.

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What people are saying about Brisbane

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 28 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and wine tasting at City Winery in Brisbane. We arrived an hour early (as our early activities had ended early in the area) and they happily accommodated us by sitting us early as they were not overly busy. Our server, Sofie, was fantastic she was very pleasant, engaging and informative. She explained each wine we tasted and customized the wine selection to our tastes being very flexible. The meal was amazing and plentiful. We felt this was an excellent experience and a great value.

It’s was great! It would be even better if it had newer crime stories but it was great to learn more about the past.

Very informative and lovely guide good way to see places in Brisbane

Great stories and good being able to see the pictures.

Great tour guide, nice way to see the city at night!