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True Secrets Melbourne

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Address: 32 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 414 828 128
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Professional Actors recreate 7 short stories of Melbournes Notorious past...

Professional Actors recreate 7 short stories of Melbournes Notorious past delivered to your smart phoneThere are secrets in this city. True Secrets’ detectives have uncovered a treasure chest of urban tales, rumors and lost news stories. Zoom into the story and be swept back in time with these high-quality, site-specific, immersive audio dramas.If your looking for what to do in Melbourne, one of the great things about Melbourne are some of the bizarre, strange, notorious secrets of the city.

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very unique tour

you can download the app for free and if yo u enjoy tour (which you will) you pay extra too get more of tour. quirky self tour of Melbourne thats very unique

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2017
JohnG3121
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

you can download the app for free and if yo u enjoy tour (which you will) you pay extra too get more of tour. quirky self tour of Melbourne thats very unique

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Craig L, Owner at True Secrets Melbourne, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words JohnG3121 and glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope you have a great time in Melbourne, as we all do. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Whilst in the City nearly four months ago I was approached by one of the creators of this app and directed to send them more information via email for free beta testing. After four months I am still waiting and have given over information such as phone type, phone number, make, model, OS version etc. Can't help but suspect it... More 

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Cclambie, Owner at True Secrets Melbourne, responded to this review

Hi HolidayMaker859, Sorry you haven't heard from me, Craig here the guy who approached you in the street. I thought I had emailed everyone with instructions on how to beta test the app, you must of missed out on this :( I am really sorry. I can still send it to you if you would like to PM me your... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

We had a break in the rain on Saturday, so my dad and I decided to do the Strange Tour of Melbourne's Secret Past. It gave us both a fascinating insight into the city we thought we knew so well. I had a great time and would recommend it to anyone looking for something unique and different to do in... More 

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Thanks for the review Amy L, we sure do try to make for something strange and interesting, an experience to remember. Glad you enjoyed it :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

We decided to so something different on our date night, and chose the walking tour. It was interesting, funny and got us discussing Melbourne! Also makes you look up and enjoy our beautiful buildings. Can't wait to do the Crime Tour now!

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Cclambie, Owner at True Secrets Melbourne, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Tarli, I am so glad you enjoyed the experience. If you would like to share it with a friend or other I would love to offer you a 35% discount to pass on to friends, just email us on detectives@truesecrets.com.au to get the discount code. Thanks again, I hope you enjoy the crime tour, it is... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

There are secrets in this city. True Secrets’ detectives have uncovered a treasure chest of urban tales, rumors and lost news stories.

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

A good marriage of mobile phone technology and interest in historical activities around Melbourne. Allows for participation at own pace. Families should enjoy this sort of activity because of the 'investigative' nature which makes learning fun.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

What an interesting experience to explore Melbourne while learning history in a captivating way! Thank you for a fantastic day out - I will definitely recommend this to friends and family! For the travellers out there - taste the delights and culture that is distinctly Melbourne with this unique tour :)

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

The facts aren't hard facts, yet provide for some interesting insights and lengthy lunch or dinner conversations when people (interested in Melbourne's history) get together and share their experience; from the Cup Day Police Strike to the Tasty Nightclub raids where the court awarded $4 million in damages to the patrons against Victoria Police. Interesting tour to be done at... More 

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Cclambie, Owner at True Secrets Melbourne, responded to this review

Thanks for the Review JC, Glad you enjoyed the immersive audio experience into past moments in Melbourne Notorious past More 

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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