• Walking tours

Gangsters and Candy Stores - Laser Projector Night Tour

282 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Take a walk through downtown Melbourne's "Little Lon" district and learn of an era where there was much more on offer at candy stores than just confectionery and soft drinks.

Explore an underworld predominantly run by women and discover stories of the way they stood their ground against well-known gangsters such as Squizzy Taylor. Along the way you will stop outside buildings which were once brothels and sly grog shops (speakeasies) and hear the accounts of what occurred within their walls and on the streets and laneways around them.

Your tour guide will utilise the latest in hand-held laser projection technology to project images of the characters discussed onto the buildings and lanes they once inhabited.

Type Indicative prices

Pensioners, students and those on unemployment benefits are at the discounted price of $25

$25.00 - $30.00
Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 31/08/18 - 17/10/18

    Thu: 06:30pm - 08:30pm

Melbourne true crime tours created and hosted by writer and historian Michael Shelford as featured on ABC and BBC Radio and SBS Secrets of our Cities.

Take a trip back to the early 1900’s where Melbourne’s inner-city crime district was controlled by female syndicates and the nearby suburb of Fitzroy was home to Australia’s largest ever gang war.

All attendees receive a booklet containing photos of the characters discussed. Night tours feature a hand held laser projector, used by your host to project images of the historical characters discussed onto the buildings and streets they once inhabited.

The two hour walking tours take place every: Thursday night (Melbourne CBD), Friday afternoon (Fitzroy), Saturday late afternoon (Melbourne CBD) and Sunday afternoon (Fitzroy).

Included as part of the tour is your own copy of the official tour booklet, which contains photos of the criminals discussed and other interesting information. Night tours feature a hand-held projector which is used to beam photos onto the old buildings and streetscapes.

Tour numbers are limited so please book online in advance at the website or on Facebook.

282 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

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