True crime is one of the scariest story genres because what happened actually happened in places you might very well know—down streets you walk every day or in buildings you pass by on the weekend. And Brisbane years ago wasn’t so glitz and glam as it is today. There are sordid tales hiding in plain sight but these come alive on the Brisbane True Crime walking tour—that is, if you care to travel back to darker times.
Brisbane’s beginnings make for some of the most riveting tales to be told under the cover of darkness when spooks and scares fill the air. Trust that the history of Brisbane’s underbelly, along with its bloody secrets, will further test your nerves. Did you know that there are some historic buildings that are more infamous than famous?
On the Brisbane True Crime walking tour, you will be guided from here to there with tales of murder, lawless thugs and love triangles gone wrong by knowledgeable guides, who will shine a light on the city’s dark past. You might think you know Brisbane. You might have lived here your entire life. But there are just some stories that the city has kept from you.
The Brisbane True Crime walking tour lasts around 90 minutes and includes a fair bit of walking. However, the time will fly as you pound the pavement and take in Brisbane’s brutal and bloody history.
The tour begins at the front entrance of the Brisbane City Hall in King George Square and winds its way through the city before ending at The Old Windmill in Wickham Park.