Guided tour

Newcastle: True Crime Guided Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Dark Stories Pty Ltd
Guided tour

Newcastle: True Crime Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Dark Stories Pty Ltd

From US$ 22.73 per person

Embark on a tour around Newcastle's oldest and most historic areas while learning about the city's dark, often violent past. Retrace the steps of infamous criminals, and venture down prominent streets and dark alleys.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Take a walk on the dark side
  • Revisit the scenes of infamous crimes
  • Uncover the mysteries from dark past of the streets around you
  • Join in a unique investigation into a dark and crime ridden history
  • Incredible photo and sightseeing opportunities along the way
Full description
Take a stroll through one of Australia's oldest settlements and uncover a city with a disturbing criminal past. Perfect for history buffs or lovers of true crime, your guide will engross you with tales of famous crimes that unfolded right where you stand. The tour takes you to iconic sites in the Newcastle East area including the Convict Lumberyard, the original Newcastle gaol site, the cathedral as well as the best scenic views that Newcastle has to offer. You'll walk down hidden laneways and discover iconic nooks as you attempt to put together the facts for yourself. Each waypoint will include a retelling of the mysteries that lie beneath your feet. These are the stories that the city tried to forget.
  • 90 minute tour
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Cnr of Scott St & Watt St (next to the Convict Lumberyard)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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4.7 /5

based on 14 reviews

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March 23, 2023

I had a great time on 27 January 2023. I learned a lot about the town I grew up in that I never knew before.

February 6, 2023

January 25, 2023

Product ID: 208548