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True Crime Guided Walking Tour in Brisbane

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Immerse in Brisbane's eerie past! Follow the guide on a gripping true crime walking tour, tracing infamous criminals' steps. A must for history buffs!


  • Uncover Brisbane’s criminal past on a 90-min walking tour. Hear the stories of murders, scams, and love triangles that once made headlines from the guide.

  • See historic buildings that witnessed lawless deeds and dramatic tales. Learn how the Old Windmill, City Hall, and Treasury Building became crime scenes.

  • Explore hidden corners of the city that reveal its transformation from a penal colony to a modern metropolis.

  • Follow the footsteps of notorious figures like Patrick Mayne, Ellen Thomson, and Slim Halliday.

  • Fact: Brisbane was once known as the Chicago of Australia because of its high crime rate and corruption in the early 20th century.


  • 90-min walking tour

  • Expert guide

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Step Back in Time: Brisbane’s Dark Past

Join a 90-minute walking tour to discover Brisbane’s hidden history. Starting at Brisbane City Hall in King George Square, an expert guide will unfold the city's dark tales. The journey retraces the paths of infamous criminals like the Mad Butcher of Queen Street and Australia’s last bushranger. Discover historic buildings with lawless pasts, such as Parliament House, Treasury Casino, and Boggo Road Gaol. Don't forget your comfortable shoes for this riveting walk through history.

Unseen City Corners & Criminal History

This tour reveals hidden corners and forgotten stories of Brisbane. Your guide's storytelling will bring you back to the era of brawlers, fraudsters, and dramatic love triangles. Learn about Brisbane’s transformation from a penal colony for Sydney's worst of the worst convicts to one of the safest cities globally. Understand how events like the Battle of Brisbane, the Fitzgerald Inquiry, and the 1988 World Expo shaped the city. This intriguing dichotomy is part of what makes Brisbane's history so compelling and a must-do for history buffs and curious explorers alike.

Important Information

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Brisbane City Hall entrance.

  • Address: 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia.

  • Landmark: Located at King George Square.

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