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Maitland Dark Stories True Crime Tour provided by Dark Stories Maitland

Maitland Dark Stories True Crime Tour

Maitland Dark Stories True Crime Tour
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94% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Knowledgeable Tour Guide
  • 90 Minute Tour
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Maitland Station, Maitland NSW 2320, Australia Meets at the seated area in front of the Maitland Train Station (Station Street side) - look for the lady with the lantern.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Knowledgeable Tour Guide
  • 90 Minute Tour
Departure details
  • Maitland Station, Maitland NSW 2320, Australia Meets at the seated area in front of the Maitland Train Station (Station Street side) - look for the lady with the lantern.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Maitland Station
    Maitland NSW 2320, Australia
    Meets at the seated area in front of the Maitland Train Station (Station Street side) - look for the lady with the lantern.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Maitland
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Our guide will take you to revisit the scenes of the crime, secret locations in addition to enjoying some breathtaking views.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
18 reviews
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David S
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Couples
Violet was amazing! My wife and I had a really good time, there was a good variety of stories and the atmosphere of Maitland at night is amazing.
The moon was massive and yellow too which really added to it
Highly recommend, violet is really good at taking your imagination to the place and time and the event.
I'd encourage you to wear comfy shoes and cover up or bring mosquito spray
But seriously couldn't recommend enough

Great job!
Written March 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi David. What a stellar review! Thanks for taking the time to write this - sounds like you had a wonderful night out with Violet :)
Written March 22, 2022
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Helen H
Greater Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Oct 2020
An interesting experience, a bit of fun. A long walk over diverse terrain. The presenters could be a bit more theatrical however the "apprentice story-teller" did very well as she was very young. There were 4 children on our tour of 8 and we did not think it was an appropriate tour for children as perhaps boring for them and/or "over their heads" as to the inferences of voilence and/or adult content. Perhaps a warning on advertisement? Covered lot of Maitland however the two guides were not aware of some interesting buildings that were not part of "the story" as they did not live in Maitland. However it was a good experience and worthwhile. Recommended.
Written October 2, 2020
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Hi, thanks so much for your review, and we are glad you had an enjoyable, fun tour. I have to respectfully disagree with your comment regarding children on tour. Our tour hosts are careful to tailor the content to the audience on the night. The stories remain completely true, and we don't leave anything out, but there are moments where the tour hosts will choose their language to suit the audience. If we think a young child might be troubled by a story(which is rare) we often give warnings to parents in advance. Our hosts are generally expert at assessing the needs of the audience. Also, we have found children ages 7 upwards, and teenagers absolutely love hearing these stories. Teenagers especially are the toughest of crowds, but we are often delighted by the reactions we get from these age groups. You'd be amazed how a comment from a teenager "These stories are sick" becomes one of our proudest moments. Thanks so much again for review and I hope you can join another one of our tours soon. Best Regards
Written July 6, 2021
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Emma
2 contributions
Jun 2022
Violet our guide did a superb job of immersing us back in time through story telling, The beautiful old buildings of Maitland were a treat to experience from this point of view. I also loved that the guide has photos of some of the people in the stories and what certain buildings looked like and/or where surrounded by back in the time of the tale to really help you visualize. Great atmosphere with good company of other eager ticket holders eager to enjoy touring the city. I felt safe as a solo female traveler coming from the Central Coast.
Written June 12, 2022
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Hi Emma. Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We very much appreciate it, and are glad you enjoyed your night :)
Written June 17, 2022
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Degirls
Lake Munmorah,63 contributions
Feb 2020
The day we did this was one of the hottest days on record but we still had heaps of fun and found it very enjoyable.
Annalie, our guide, was very enthusiastic and managed to keep our crew under control, which is not always that easy.
We have done the tour in Newcastle and are also looking to do the walk at the Rocks as well.
Written February 7, 2020
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Christine M H
Beresfield, Australia22 contributions
Violet & Caitlin were our hostesses tonight & they both did a good job. It was Caitlin’s first gig. We felt a lot more research could have been done about criminal activity in the area as Maitland is a very old town with lots of history. Most of the stories were a little lame
Written January 14, 2022
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Hi Christine. Thank you for leaving this review. With all of our tours we try to pair the best stories with the best routes. Maitland has a mix of residential and commercial based stories, and the line can be a little tricky to toe. Your feedback will help us make the tour even better :)
Written January 22, 2022
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Lyndal M
East Maitland, Australia1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Couples
We thouroughly enjoyed the tour, albeit a wet night. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. We loved her stories and the delivery of them. Thank you for a great night and we'll definitely look into the Newcastle tour.
Regards,
Lyndy and Dean.
East Maitand.
Written March 6, 2020
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Lauren P
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Family
Our tour guide Violet was lovely, very informative.
We had a great family night out on our Maitland tour.
Written March 27, 2022
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Hello there. Thank you for this review. And we have to agree- our hosts are lovely! ;)
Written April 3, 2022
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Cameron Usher
Denman, Australia1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Business
This is honestly the best experience I have ever had!
Our tour guide Violet was exceptional
Highly recommend to anyone that would like to learn about history in a regional town!
Can’t wait to try the Newcastle one!
Written February 26, 2022
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What amazing review! Thank you so much for posting. We would love to have you in Newcastle whenever you feel like another dark walk through some dark secrets!
Written March 6, 2022
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Megan F
North Arm Cove, Australia2 contributions
Jan 2022
I took the Maitland Dark Stories Crime Tour I was meet by Yasmine, who made me feel welcome. Yasmine was an excellent guide and her knowledge of the area and the crimes was excellent not to mention her quirky sense of humor kept us laughing when we weren't squirming. Well done Yasmine
Written January 24, 2022
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Hey Megan! Thanks for your review. We love mixing dark history with dark humour, and Yas is especially great at that. We're glad you had a fun night out with us :)
Written January 29, 2022
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SamPsalm
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Great tour! Yasmin is delightful and witty. Wear comfy shoes and don't worry, you'll walk into dim lighted corners of the town, but we weren't murdered.
Written July 26, 2021
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Hi Sam, thanks for the wonderful review about the tour and your awesome tour host Yasmin. We're really pleased that you weren't murdered and were able to enjoy the darker areas of the town safely! Hope to see you on another tour soon. Best Regards
Written July 27, 2021
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By: Dark Stories Maitland
Dave M
Dave M
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Great night out
Great tour. The presenters really knew their stories. I learnt a lot about the crimes of Maitland past. I would rec
Fuzzy48
Fuzzy48
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Step into the past
The tour was very interesting. The guides were lovely and professional. I especially liked the chance to see the
willykat2019
willykat2019
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Night out with a difference
Such an interesting experience; having grown up in Maitland I knew none of the tour crimes had occurred, they were
54alyshab
54alyshab
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Great Tour and night
Tour took about 90mins. Was very interesting and our guide was lovely. Great way to learn some local history that y
Lynettesunderland
Lynettesunderland
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It is all walking at a comfortable rate so need to wear comfortable shoes
i bought this tour for my 16 yr old daughters birthday as she loves researching true crimes. Our tour guides were f
steveds82
steveds82
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Awesome
Informative and very interesting, well worth doing. The guides were amazing and very friendly, highly recommendeded
D-m A
D-m A
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Couldn’t fault tour
we last minute had to bring out 9 yr old daughter with us due to no childcare and lack of transport if hubby didn’t
Ann M
Ann M
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Dark stories
5 star. The ladies were funny informative and friendly. Interesting night. They were sensitive of the age of one m
exploreoutsidenow
exploreoutsidenow
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Something different with a twist!!
Highly recommend this tour for people that like history or just true stories. A fun way to do it in the dark with s
Mazzack
Mazzack
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A Night of Dark and Historical Delights
The tour was a wonderful opportunity to experience Maitland and to hear some fascinating and gruesome stories that
Amy B
Amy B
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Dark Stories
It was very interesting to hear about stories of crimes so close to home. We all enjoyed the night’s tales.
IzaBrownTravels
IzaBrownTravels
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A terrific tour!
If you have the opportunity to do Maitland Dark Stories – do! Our hosts, Sarah and Emma took us on a fascinating ni
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