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Melbourne Ghost Tour provided by Lantern Ghost Tours

Melbourne Ghost Tour
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About
Spend a spooky evening searching Melbourne for ghosts and ghouls during this haunting tour of Melbourne. Hear tales and legends of the city’s dark past while following your entertaining guide through one of three eerie locations. Choose from the Old Melbourne, Williamstown, and Pentridge Prison tours, and uncover the mysteries and that surround each hallowed spot.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore the supernatural side of Melbourne during this 1.5- to 2-hour tour
  • Choose from three tours—Old Melbourne, Pentridge Prison, and Williamstown
  • Hear legendary tales of ghosts, gangsters, and corpses donated to science
  • Option to include dinner with the Old Melbourne and Williamstown tours
What to expect
  • For the Old Melbourne tour, meet at Federation Square. As you explore town, hear about Frederick Federici, an opera singer who has been haunting the Princess Theatre since 1888. Learn about the old city and the tragic past of the poorhouses that gave up their dead for medical advancement. Optionally upgrade to a dinner at a pub before the tour. The Pentridge Prison tour starts in Coburg and reveals dark tales of some of Australia’s most infamous prisoners. Walk the spooky corridors as you listen to stories about bushranger Ned Kelly, gangster Chopper Reed, and more. Or head to Williamstown to tour this Victorian seaport. Explore old cemeteries, hidden alleyways, the oldest morgue in Victoria, the Timeball Tower, and the city’s only opium den. Upgrade to a dinner at a local pub that is, of course, said to be haunted.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore the supernatural side of Melbourne during this 1.5- to 2-hour tour
  • Choose from three tours—Old Melbourne, Pentridge Prison, and Williamstown
  • Hear legendary tales of ghosts, gangsters, and corpses donated to science
  • Option to include dinner with the Old Melbourne and Williamstown tours
What to expect
  • For the Old Melbourne tour, meet at Federation Square. As you explore town, hear about Frederick Federici, an opera singer who has been haunting the Princess Theatre since 1888. Learn about the old city and the tragic past of the poorhouses that gave up their dead for medical advancement. Optionally upgrade to a dinner at a pub before the tour. The Pentridge Prison tour starts in Coburg and reveals dark tales of some of Australia’s most infamous prisoners. Walk the spooky corridors as you listen to stories about bushranger Ned Kelly, gangster Chopper Reed, and more. Or head to Williamstown to tour this Victorian seaport. Explore old cemeteries, hidden alleyways, the oldest morgue in Victoria, the Timeball Tower, and the city’s only opium den. Upgrade to a dinner at a local pub that is, of course, said to be haunted.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6024MELBOURNE
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Dinner (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 1 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Departs from outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Minimum age is 16 years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Dinner (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 1 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Departs from outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Minimum age is 16 years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Swanston St
    1 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Departs from outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street
    See address & details
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    Lantern Ghost Tours
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Ghosts of the Old City ghost tour: Your tour departs at 8.30pm sharp, please arrive 8.20pm for check-in at the Hobson's Bay Visitor Information Center, Nelson Place, Williamstown
    Read more
    Pass by
    Young and Jackson's Hotel
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Emily
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
Very intriguing
Apr 2021
The tour was fun and informative. Whether you believe in ghosts or not it's a great tour to find out more about Melbourne.
Tip: where comfortable walking shoes as there is a lot of walking.
Written 11 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Customer S
Thanks for attending the Old Melbourne ghost tour , so great to have you on tour. Some great tips also Hope to see you again soon on another Lantern Ghost Tour
Written 12 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cheryl M
2 contributions
Enjoyable Ghost Tour
Mar 2021
Whether you believe or not the stories were memorable and interesting, loved the history. Excellent guide. Thank you.
Written 6 April 2021
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Customer S
Hi Cheryl, thank you for your kind review , we will pass on to staff to enjoy reading Happy Haunting!
Written 7 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leonie Cooper S
Hepburn Springs, Australia3 contributions
Ghostly Experience
Mar 2021
Very informative tour about Melbourne's History, our Guide Chloe was very good and looked and sounded like she loved her job, our meal at the Young and Jackson Hotel was very enjoyable, stay a few days and enjoy Melbourne, would recommend this
Written 5 April 2021
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Customer S
Hi Leonie, thanks so much for your review on the Old Melbourne ghost tour. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and our ghost tour of Old Melbourne . Chloe is an amazing ghost host
Written 6 April 2021
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Sheryn M
Gippsland, Australia2 contributions
great night
Mar 2021
Chloe was a great teller of the tales associated with each stop and was able to answer all the questions sent her way.
Written 3 April 2021
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Customer S
Hi Sheryn, thank you for your review on the Old Melbourne ghost tour. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour & you found Chloe to be an amazing ghost host , Hope to see you again soon Happy Haunting!
Written 4 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

john r
PA12 contributions
Wonderful tour
Jan 2020
came across this site while in Melbourne. I did a walking tour in London years ago and loved it. My wife is very in tune to the psychic and I surprised her with this. We did the old melbourne tour on friday night with Charlotte. Not only do you get ghosts, you get history too. Learned about the city and had a wonderful time. So much so that we decided to do the Pentridge tour as well.
I went online and tried to book the pentridge tour but it was full. So I sent an email and quickly got a response and they worked us in as we have to return to the United States and could only do that night.
Both tours were great, I dont "believe" in the ghosts too much but I will say this - I will NEVER go back in pentridge again. That place is creepy.
You wont be dissapointed on the tours and if you can get Charlotte go for it.
Written 27 January 2020
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Customer S
Hi John , What a lovely surprise for your wife, so happy to hear you visited two Lantern Ghost Tours while in Melbourne. That's fantastic you loved them both and we love having psychic's attend tour. Thanks for the excellent review and hope to see you again when you visit next time Happy Haunting!
Written 29 January 2020
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bibobieber
Germany5 contributions
Entertainment...
Jan 2020 • Couples
We take part of the ghost tour with Chloe. We don't believe in supernatural staff and so we decided us for the tour just for our entertainment. Chloe was a super tour guide. We enjoyed her storytelling skills, and loved the way she painted all the characters.
Written 5 January 2020
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Customer S
Hello and thank you for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed the Old Melbourne Ghost Tour with your ghost host Chloe , Hope to see you again soon on another Lantern Ghost Tour
Written 7 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jane S
32 contributions
Fascinating way to learn about colonial Melbourne's history
Oct 2019
Our tour guide was quite talented at re-creating the historic happenings and daily events of early Williamstown. Educational AND interesting to find out how tough life was back then, and how dangerous. Guide encouraged us to 'feel' the atmosphere, and to take photos. She offered us the use of dousing sticks and a 'geiger counter' which detects ghosts, which was a bit of fun.
Written 4 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Customer S
Hi Jane, thanks for posting a review after attending tour with Lantern Ghost Tour. It's great to hear you enjoyed the way our guide delivers the tour and you found it to be fun and interesting , Hope to see you again soon on another Lantern Ghost Tour Happy Haunting!
Written 5 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leah Lux
1 contribution
Halloween Haunted Tour!!
Oct 2019 • Friends
I recently spent my Halloween doing the Old Melbourne Ghost Tour, and it was perfect for the occasion. The tour guide we had was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed her storytelling skills, and loved the way she painted all the characters. She was personable and approachable, and kept her group together even tho we had some slower walkers.
Highly recommended!
Written 3 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Customer S
Thanks for posting your review after attending the Halloween ghost tour of Old Melbourne with tour guide Julie, she really is a wonderful ghost host. Hope to see you again soon on another lantern Ghost Tour
Written 5 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wanderer824840
6 contributions
Very entertaining
Jul 2019 • Family
Facilitated by an actress. Very entertaining stories of the sordid past of Melbourne. Great for believers in ghosts as well as non believers. Sometimes the entertainment is just watching the believers in the group!
Written 6 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Customer S
Hi Wander, thanks for joining us on the Old Melbourne ghost tour. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour , hope to see you again soon Happy Haunting!
Written 8 September 2019
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Emma B
8 contributions
Melbourne ghost tour
Aug 2019 • Family
Great host - Chloe- interesting trip around the city, learnt some new things. Chloe was an engaging host. Good size group around 30.
Written 17 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Customer S
Thanks for your review, great to hear you enjoyed the Darker Side of Melbourne.
Written 18 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Dee-Rich2006
Dee-Rich2006
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I loved it and I will be back
Night tour its the best ghost tour ive been on yet and i ak coming back on the weekend Saturday night with my siste
MelbourneDebby
MelbourneDebby
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Brilliant Night
Experience was amazing, the whole family enjoyed the night. Lots of details of life behind the bars of J Ward. Stor
1_E_m_i_l_y_0
1_E_m_i_l_y_0
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Great night out
The food was delicious and the tour was fun and informative. Whether you believe in ghosts or not it's a great tour
Nora C
Nora C
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Very informative ghost tour
Lauren was very clear and concise as she spoke and it was a pleasure to be on the tour. While I am not a believer i
Somapesu
Somapesu
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Wonderful evening tour in Ararat
Our group of 14 did the ghost tour on a Saturday night. We had 2 great guides who were very knowledgeable and reall
arbanave
arbanave
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Fun night out accidentally learning at the same rime
An interesting way exploring the past in our own backyard and learning about some of the history that is around the
Vicki L
Vicki L
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A great experience
My boyfriend and I had a fun and scary time. The guides were excellent. We would thoroughly recommend.
traveller1033
traveller1033
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Fun and informative Ghost Tour
Fun tour of Sydney's Rocks area with interesting 'supernatural' stories. It I took three children aged 12, 15 and
M4913XKjennyn
M4913XKjennyn
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A must to visit
Excellent tour, well worth a visit. Very interesting, tour guides were very knowledgeable on history of J Ward and
thomasab2021
thomasab2021
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Interesting
It was an interesting history lesson. I felt sad for the inmates but then that was how way-wood criminals were trea
russellm273
russellm273
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Beautiful night for a walk ...
Yes lovely night for a walk around the Rocks over Easter, great under lights and all the harbour activity ......but
364rachel
364rachel
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A different view of Sydney
Really enjoyed walking the back streets and taking in the views of Sydney with spooky historical stories along the
KimD2081
KimD2081
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Disappointing
Being the oldest city in Australia we expected stories from the 1800’s not modern times. The tour guide had very
megan6297
megan6297
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Great ghost tour
We thoroughly enjoyed the ghost tour - and we even saw a real ghost - AMAZING tour guides were very nice !!! Highly
Inspire611091
Inspire611091
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Great Tour
Even though the history of Sydney is rather short in comparison to European cities, the tour offered lots of inter
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