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Dark History Tour.

Highlights* may include:

  • Learning about the first Terrace and then Mt Cook Gaol and the then sought after bricks manufactured by prisoners.

  • How were the first mug shots of prisoners taken?

  • Some dark background facts relating to our "tooting tunnel" and the local "Baby Farmer".

  • The ghost of St James Theatre.

  • The "Battle of Manners Street" that wasn't.

  • Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

  • Background facts to "The Russians Are Coming".

  • What is Wellingtons "Leper Island"?

Beverage at The Roxy included (when open).

* This programmed experience is flexible and can be adjusted to suit the weather, group and time schedule.  If everyone is having fun in a location, we don't have to rush to the next location.  If it's wet, we can move on.

Important Note:  Some subject parts of this experience can be considered unsuitable for younger children.  If children are part of the group, the guide may adjust the
experience/commentary to suit.

A 3-hour historical sightseeing experience with a difference includes some of those darker stories as we take you off the regular tourist trails.

Duration:     3 hours approximately.

Fitness:     Moderate.

This experience may involve some walking up grassy hills and such.

Price includes all travel, guiding and entry fees plus Roxy beverage.

Exclusive Bubble. 

1 - 11 people NZ$ 490 + NZ$ 5pp.

Note: A credit card booking fee is added to the prices shown above.

If your preferred date is not shown below, please contact us.  We may be able to add a departure for you!

What to bring:

  •      Comfortable shoes

  •      Camera

  •      Small bottle of drinking water is always a good idea.

  •      Clothing suitable for the weather on the day.  Due to frequently windy conditions, we don't provide umbrellas if wet.

Providing small-group experiences since 2005

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