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Travel back to 19th-century Melbourne on a 1.5-hour ghost tour of the most haunted locations, and discover hidden lanes, historic buildings, and spooks that still linger on the city streets. Learn about some of Melbourne's most infamous characters.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Melbourne's historic and haunted locations
  • Hear stories of the ghostly past from your very own ghost host
  • Learn whether Jack the Ripper lurked the streets of Melbourne
  • Discover the story of the opera singer who fell to his death in front of an audience
  • See where Melbourne's poor houses were located
Full description
Your tour departs at 8.30pm, please arrive at 8.20pm for check-in outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street for the start of a tour that will take you back to the 19th-century and reveal some of the city’s favourite haunts.

Dive down hidden lanes and past iconic landmarks, including Flinders Street Station, Hosier Lane, and Parliament House. Hear stories from when the spices of China Town masked the smoke of the opium dens. Discover poor houses and the home of the genteel who did anything necessary to advance medical science.

Visit the locations of Melbourne's most tragic crimes, such as the Gun Alley murder. Try to make contact with the city’s most famous ghost, the opera singer Federici whose most dramatic performance saw him plummet to his death in front of the audience.

Explore whether Jack the Ripper lurked the streets of Melbourne. Then, end the night in Chinatown, the oldest Chinatown of the Western world. Tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.
Includes
  • 1.5-hour walking tour
  • Ghost host
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Check-in outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street

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Important information
Know before you go
• Tours run in all weather; please dress accordingly
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Ghostly past of Melbourne Town

What a great tour and our guide..... Julie, you were sensational. (Where did you buy that hat? hahaha ) Articulate, entertaining and full of enthusiasm. Understand life of the early settlers and hear about the past that still haunts us today. Follow the trail of life, death and despair of murders and luck. A fact filled 2 hour walk through the unknown Melbourne that sits right in your back yard..... Wonderful - just Wonderful..

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March 19, 2019

Exciting and informative

The guide not only led us to the places of past but sometimes mysterious crimes and events and explained them there, she "lived" in the stories and imitated them with great vigor. You felt transported back in time and got to know Melbourne from a completely different side on this extraordinary tour. Incidentally, the agency "Lantern Ghost" organizes even more tours of a similar kind. Definitely recommended! Small suggestion: Perhaps the tour could start a little earlier, because it gets dark relatively early in Australia, so that the "scary atmosphere" is guaranteed even then.

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August 30, 2018

Spellbinding!

The combination of sensational and historical storytelling made this tour truly spellbinding. Right from the beginning, on the steps of the cathedral, the stage was set of an alternative historical context. We were transported into an alternative reality - the boundary between past and present was blurred. For an hour and a half we journeyed through the heart of the city experiencing it from an alternative viewpoint.

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April 17, 2017

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Lantern Ghost Tours

Product ID: 41517