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Melbourne Haunted: Vampire Search Outdoor Escape Game

1. Melbourne Haunted: Vampire Search Outdoor Escape Game

Discover Melbourne’s dark history and attractions as you explore the city by playing a quest game with your friends and family. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problem and guess the answer, the secret story of that location is revealed to you. Discover the first train station built in Australia, learn about the story of the ghosts of the Princess Theatre and learn more about the infamous nude painting of Melbourne. Simply download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit that will allow you to go at your own pace. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller teams and compete against each other.

Melbourne: History and Donuts Walking Tour

2. Melbourne: History and Donuts Walking Tour

Our popular History & Donuts Walking Tour will take you through some of the city's most iconic laneways, giving you a chance to explore the city's rich history and culture up close. We'll start at Federation Square, a popular gathering spot and cultural hub that is home to a variety of events and exhibitions. From there, we'll head to Hosier Lane, a famous street art hotspot where you'll see colourful murals and graffiti created by some of Melbourne's most talented artists. Next, we'll visit St Paul's Cathedral, a beautiful and historic cathedral that has stood in the heart of the city for over 150 years. You'll get a chance to explore the cathedral's stunning architecture and learn about its rich history. After that, we'll stop by the Young & Jackson's Hotel, a historic hotel that is home to the famous "Chloe" painting, which has become an iconic symbol of Melbourne. Next, we'll take a break and grab a coffee at Centre Place, a bustling pedestrian alleyway filled with trendy cafes and restaurants. From there, we'll walk down Collins Street, a fashionable shopping and dining destination that is home to some of Melbourne's most iconic buildings. Along the way, we'll pass the Mitre Tavern, a historic pub that has been serving locals and tourists alike for over 150 years. We'll then continue on to Hardware Lane, a narrow pedestrian lane that is home to a variety of cozy cafes and restaurants. Shortly aftet Hardware Lane you'll get a chance to take a break and enjoy a donut to fuel up for the second half of the tour. Next, we'll visit the Old Melbourne Gaol, a former prison that operated from 1842 to 1929. This historical site is now a museum and is home to some of the city's most famous prisoners, including Ned Kelly, Australia's most notorious outlaw. From the Old Melbourne Gaol, we'll continue on to Little Lon, a historic neighborhood that was once home to Melbourne's working class and was known for its brothels and pubs. Today, the area is home to trendy restaurants and cafes. We'll then make our way to Chinatown, Melbourne's vibrant and bustling Chinese quarter. Here, you'll find an array of delicious food options and colorful streets filled with traditional Chinese lanterns and architecture. Finally, we'll end our tour at the State Library Victoria, a beautiful and expansive library that houses over 2 million books and is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. This is where our tour will finish, but we recommend checking out the Library while you're here. We recommend coming on an empty stomach - there's two donuts stops and a coffee stop on this tour! * This tour usually visits the Queen Victoria Market. The market is closed Monday's and Wednesdays and we use a slightly alternate route.

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based on 5 reviews

This was a great activity for me and my son. We found that a lot of things to do in Melbourne appear to be closed on mondays and Tuesdays so we were not sure what to do. This was our 1st visit to Melbourne and navigating round was very daunting. This tour gave us an hour and a half of fun whilst visiting lots of great landmarks. There was also the opportunity to have a sneaky beer along the way. Would definitely recommend and the price is less then a schooner. Will definitely use the app again.

Great way to see Melbourne. Loved the interesting story - wished there was audio but understand may be a safety issue (ie when crossing roads).