Fitzroy True Crime Walking Tour

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From $35.12

64 reviews   (4.92)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Melbourne, Melbourne

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Join us on a 2 hour walking tour as we explore the streets of Fitzroy's old crime district and get to know the colourful characters who lived in Melbourne's old crime district 100 years ago. The Fitzroy True Crime Walking Tour is constructed and delivered by writer and historian Michael Shelford and utilises the original police files from the era 1890-1920's. Former brothels, speak easies, gangland murders and shootouts with cops, are just a few of the subjects featured on the tour.

Each tour member receives a free booklet which contains photos of the characters discussed along the way.

Fitzroy is located on the fringe of Melbourne's CBD and is easily accessible by regular trams to and from the City.

What's Included

A tour booklet featuring photos of the characters discussed along the way.

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 16 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Historic buildings and lane ways.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Transported in time
Allison_C, 09-01-2023
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour which was guided by Michael, an extremely passionate historian who brought the old streets of Fitzroy and its true crime alive.
Ben L, 12-12-2022
Michael is a fantastic tour guide - well worth doing very interesting thoroughly enjoyed learning about fantastic fitzroy
Interesting, fun and highly informative!
Ashlee K, 24-09-2022
Michael was friendly and highly knowledgeable. The tour was an easy walk and extremely interesting! I highly recommend and look forward to doing Michael's other tour!
Great walking tour
houndogoz, 12-09-2022
very informative and a great tour. Michael has done a lot of research and shed a lot of light on Fitzroys criminal & gangster past. Highly reccomended
Excellent and Informative
CassieTravels71, 05-09-2022
An excellent informative tour of Fitzroy, a warts and all coverage of the good the bad and the ugly. I would definitely recommend this tour to fans of historical crime. A lovely way to spend an afternoon in beautiful downtown Fitzroy.

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