Sydney Dark Stories True Crime Tour

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Sydney Dark Stories True Crime Tour
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Sydney’s most infamous crime scenes and learn about its chilling past on this leisurely walking tour. The saying “Truth is stranger than fiction” plays out as you hear Sydney’s most terrifying tales, walk through its neighborhoods, and visit the sites of its true crimes. Your guide provides fascinating facts about the city’s dark history.
  • Retrace the steps of Sydney’s most infamous crimes
  • Learn about the city’s violent and seedy past
  • See the city from a relaxed pace on a walking tour
  • Book in advance to reserve your spot on this popular tour

What's Included

  • Knowledgeable Tour Host
  • 90 Minute Tour

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Parbury Lane
      Parbury Ln, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia

      Departure Point: Meets at Parbury Lane, just opposite the Sydney Harbour Bridge in The Rocks.  Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour start time.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    The Rocks

    1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    175 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Interesting and fun tour with Jade
    Sandra_M, Apr 2024
    Jade was very knowledgeable and didn’t rush to each destination. Interesting and fun that she included you in a couple of re-enactments. Learnt a lot about the dark side of Sydney /The Rocks. Highly recommend to go on the tour with Jade and her lantern.
    Amazing experience, great guide and fantastic puns
    Dror_S, Mar 2024
    We have decided to book the tour kinda last minute and honestly it was one of the best decisions we made. Emily was our tour guide and she had us from the very first moment, a good sense of humor and ridiculous puns that were just morbid and light hearted enough to go well with the tour.
    Engaging stories, great locations
    Fiona_C, Feb 2024
    Brilliant locations and excellent guide - very engaging, knowledgable and funny. Created great interactions between those present. Would definitely recommend!
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Glad to hear you had a good time, thank you for leaving this review.
    Emma was well read and had a great delivery
    kelly_g, Feb 2024
    Emma had a great dramatic delivery and was also funny. It was a ver enjoyable tour. I’d recommend it to all.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thanks for posting this review Kelly :)
    Fun tour with a bit of dark history
    Kathy_J, Jan 2024
    Jade was an excellent tour guide on the Sydney Dark Stories True Crime Tour. The stories were very entertaining and it was fun to include the audience in some of the story re-enactments. We had a little trouble finding the actual meeting location primarily because the streets are not as well marked as what we are used to. We actually arrived early and were able to switch to an earlier tour time to avoid a 45 minute wait. Definitely a good value for the cost!
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Hey Kathy, we really appreciate you leaving this review of our experience with us. So glad to hear our hosts were able to accommodate your group and that you enjoyed the tour
    Recommend but the tour guide was too happy
    Ricardo_S, Dec 2023
    The tour was great. It was great learning about some of the crimes around Sydney and walking through the small cobbled streets of Sydney. The tour guide was a bit too happy talking about the crimes and made us reenact some of them which made the tour overrun. I’d have preferred the tour guide to have been more mysterious whilst talking about the crimes.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Hi there, thank you for posting this review. We strive to walk the line of informative, respectful and entertaining, with all of our hosts meeting that line in different ways. We apologise if our host's style that night didn't work for you, and we appreciate your feedback!
    Very informative. A...
    Jay_G, Nov 2023
    Very informative. A little more hiking and stair climbing than I expected, but we covered the entire Rocks area from the Observatory to water level at the Quey.
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Hi Jay, thanks for leaving your review. We like to take guests to hidden little spots around the city but yes the Rocks does have its share of stairs and steps along the way
    A night of true crime
    Julia_P, Oct 2023
    Ryan was an excellent tour guide. Over the course of the tour, we stopped at quite a few interesting spots with colorful histories that we would never have heard about otherwise. A great activity for a night in Sydney. Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    Hi Julia, thanks so much for posting about your positive experience
    History of Sydney
    Nicole_H, Sep 2022
    Learning some of this history of Sydney when things first started was very interesting. Very cool way to see some of Sydney.
    Fun & eclectic night out!
    amanda_B, Sep 2020
    We really enjoyed our experience the other night exploring the back streets of The Rocks under moonlight with our guide Emily. So many interesting stories & fab puns - would highly recommend!
    Great Views and Tall Stories
    Explore05329154132, Dec 2018
    We had a great time walking around the Rocks seeing all sorts of views that were amazing. The stories were good, and it was great to see where the scene of the crime was, it helped to visualise the story being told.
    Histórias de ctimes em Sydney.
    Luis_F, Oct 2023
    Gostei muito das histórias de crimes ao longo dos anos desde a fundação de Sydney até aos dias de hoje.
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our tour :)
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