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Adelaide CBD Ghost Crime Tour

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Published January 7th 2014
Take a walk on the dark side
Adelaide - the "City of Churches". The phrase invokes an impression of Adelaideans being conservative, elegant, civilised and oh so very nice. Which we are, of course!

But Adelaide, as in many cities, has a dark and grisly underbelly.

George 'Spadger' Bray, standover man
George 'Spadger' Bray, standover man and all round bad guy (©paula mcmanus)

Per capita, Adelaide has more serial killers than any other city in Australia. It's definitely very weird here sometimes!

Some of the not-so-recent weird and grisly murders are discussed on the Adelaide CBD Ghost Crime Tour.

Adelaide Arcade and Gay's Arcade, Adelaide
Adelaide Arcade and Gay's Arcade, Adelaide (©paula mcmanus)

We started the tour in the historic Adelaide Arcade, where there are many tales of murder and intrigue. There are more than a few ghosts who like to hang around in the arcade too - one of which has been famously captured on a security camera.

Adelaide CBD Ghost Crime Tours
Nicola, our tour guide for the Adelaide CBD Ghost Crime Tours (©paula mcmanus)

We left the Adelaide Arcade and headed west. Not quite the wild west, but perhaps the macabre west could be a good way to describe it? We heard of guns, drugs, thugs and thieves. We heard about the lives and crimes behind the facades of old Adelaide - our evil underbelly.

We heard of the bizarre antics of the residents ghosts in our oldest hotels and of the haunting in the tunnels below the main street of Adelaide. Lots of puzzling sightings reported and lots of remaining questions.

The tunnels beneath Adelaide
Treasury Tunnels, Adelaide CBD (©paula mcmanus)

Our tour started at 6.30 and we finished at 9pm - it's such great value! If you are a visitor to our city, it's a brilliant way to get to know us - warts and all!

Adelaide CBD tours generally run every second Monday evening.
Book into this tour and then why not book into the Port Adelaide Ghost Crime tour as well? Both tours are extremely popular and quite often book out completely. Contact the organisers for more information.

Adelaide CBD Ghost Crime walking tour
It's a walking tour! (©paula mcmanus)

What to bring:

It's an outdoor walking tour, so be prepared for varying weather conditions
Comfortable walking shoes
Your camera – because you just never know!
A torch
Money for a drink during the rest break (optional)

Adelaide CBD Ghost Crime walking tour
Adelaide CBD Ghost Crime walking tour (©paula mcmanus)

It's very easy to book, its all done online. Private tours can be arranged, please contact them for more information and don't forget to like their Facebook page.
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Why? Adelaide's Underbelly
When: Check their website for all the tour dates and times
Where: Adelaide
Cost: Check their website for all the booking details
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Thanks Paula for encouraging me to get out and explore and discover this great state.
by coof1 (score: 1|37) 2202 days ago
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