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Melbourne Crime Tour

Tour operated by: Go West Tours

Address: 10/167 Beavers Rd, Northcote, Victoria 3070

Phone: 03 9485 5290  |  Mobile: 0413 168 226  |  Freecall: 1300 736 551  

Email: info@gowest.com.au
Web: gowest.com.au

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Walk in the footsteps of terror and delve into some of Melbourne's most notorious criminal events with Go West Tours.

The four hour tour encompasses many of the city's traditional landmarks as well as the locations of the bloodiest confrontations. You will discover the real locations of the most notorious crimes and also take a guided walk through many filming locations used in the creation of the famously high-rating television miniseries about Melbourne's Gangland War.

The guides will educate, inform and entertain you as they bring to life some of Melbourne's most infamous episodes; including the Hoddle Street Massacre, Queen Street Killing, Walsh Street Police Murders, Russell Street Bombing, Great Bookie Robbery, Samurai Sword Murders and the infamous Gangland War.

The tour terminates at the Melbourne City Watch House (entry included) for a real opportunity to put yourself in a criminal's place, and as a valued Melbourne Crime Tours customer, if you would like to continue your crime and justice experience you will you receive a 50 per cent discount on entry to the Old Melbourne Gaol.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Melbourne Crime tour

Full tour of Melbourne's criminal past, included in the price is the City Watch House experience at the Old Melbourne Gaol and half price entry into the gaol if you wish.


Payment methods accepted

MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Passenger cancellation of any tour, in less than 48 hours but more than 24 hours prior to a departure time will result in a 50 per cent refund of money paid. Cancellation within 24 hours of tour departure or failure to take up a booked tour will result in a 100 per cent forfeiture of the tour fare. Processing fees apply for credit card payments.

Days of operation

Pickup from the Old Melbourne Gaol, contact for details.

Departure details: 01/06/13 - 31/03/15

Tue: 12:00pm - 4:30am

Thu: 12:00pm - 4:30am

Sat/Sun: 12:00pm - 4:30am

Tour starting location

Old Melbourne Gaol

Mode of transport

  • Coach
  • Coaster
  • Walk


  • City sightseeing


  • Other


  • Guide


  • English

Winner of the 2007 Australian Tourism Award for Best Tour and Transport Operator, Go West Tours operates daily small group day tours to the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and Yarra Valley.

Go West Tours pride themselves on providing truly memorable small group touring experiences. Their guides provide a very interactive and engaging service that is the envy of other tour operators.

The full day tours include complimentary hotel pick ups from locations in the inner city area.

The Penguin Parade day tour offers unique inclusions such as cheese and wine tasting, a visit to the Rhyll Trout & Bush Tucker Farm, the Koala Conservation Centre, the Nobbies and of course the famous Philip Island Penguin Parade.

The beautiful Great Ocean Road is more than just a drive when you visit with Go West, stopping along the way, hearing the stories and getting in touch with nature and Australia's unique wildlife with an experienced and upbeat guide.

Go West Tours Yarra Valley Gourmet tour provides a well-rounded taste of the Yarra Valley's best food and wine products. So much more than just a winery tour, you will taste the very best the valley has to offer.

Go West Tours is a genuinely innovative tour operator and was the first Australian tour operator to offer a fully mobile personal audio translation service. Customers may receive tour information in any of thirteen international languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Thai and Malaysian.

Tourism awards

2007  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Hall Of Fame


  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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