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Melbourne Ghost Tour

Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Ghost Tour

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Spend a haunting evening immersed in Melbourne’s supernatural history. Hear some of the tragic tales and ghostly legends that pepper the city’s past while your entertaining local guide leads you on a walking tour. Choose from one of three different itineraries — Old Melbourne, Williamstown or Pentridge Prison (see Itinerary below for details). With the Old Melbourne and Williamstown tours, you can opt to include dinner at a haunted historic pub.
  • 1.5 or 2-hour walking tours of haunted Melbourne city, Pentridge Prison or Williamstown
  • Experience a new perspective on Melbourne during this wander through the supernatural side of the city
  • Learn about notorious prisoners of Pentridge Prison and walk its spooky corridors
  • Hear tales about the restless spirits in Williamstown whose bodies were donated to medical science
  • Gain insight into the past as your expert guide shows you through back alleys in Melbourne and Williamstown
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Local guide
Dinner (if option selected)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Departs from outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Melbourne’s history is rich with legendary figures – many of them cursed with tragic endings. Explore one of three supernaturally charged sites as your guide spins tales of the restless souls who are said to haunt the city. If you select the Old Melbourne or Williamstown tours, an optional upgrade includes a pre-tour dinner at an atmospheric pub where ghost sightings abound.
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Lantern Ghost Tours
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
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Young and Jackson's Hotel
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
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lantern Ghost Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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51 Reviews

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Interesting and informative.
, Apr 2021
We really enjoyed the ghost tour. We’ve been coming to Melbourne a few times a year for 17 years and it’s good to learn more about the history of Melbourne and it’s people. The tour is a great opportunity to walk up and down the little back streets that we’ve hardly even noticed in the past. Ash was our tour guide and she did an awesome job. The weather was great too which made the experience perfect. Great job Ash 👍🏻😁
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi Wendy , it was great to see you on tour . We love when our guests let us know they had a great time , thanks for your review , Hope to see you again soon
, Feb 2020
More of a history tour. Much of the walk was poorly lit maybe good to have a couple more lanterns. It would have been good to go into some of the places instead of just looking at the outside of a building
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Shirree, thanks for attending the Old Melbourne Ghost Tour & for your feedback , Feedback such as yours is greatly appreciated and will be considered upon planning upcoming tours. As this tour is a walking street tour perhaps you would prefer to book another tour that includes entry to haunted buildings. Our admin team are here to help if you have any questions about the different tours we offer and what may be best for yourself prior to booking, contact detail on webpage Happy Haunting!
Made the most of our time!
, Sep 2019
Loved the tour! Most of all loved that we got to see the pics of others who have gone on the tour! I also enjoyed the stories of the prisoner's who were once celled there. I would highly recommend doing it.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi Kayla, thanks for your review , It is only through feedback from guests such as yourself that we are able to offer fun, entertaining ghost tours. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your tour and we will pass your feedback onto our tour guides and staff. Happy Haunting!
Entertaining tour
, Apr 2019
Charlotte is fabulous, great person to be hosting tour. Funny and friendly as well as knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Thanks for attending the Old Melbourne ghost tour with us , it's great to hear you enjoyed the night and found Charlotte, your ghost host friendly& entertaining Hope to see you again on another Lantern Ghost Tour. Happy Haunting!
Did I See A Ghost! 🙀
, Sep 2018
Had a great time. Learned some interesting Melbourne history. Our tour guide Julie was knowledgeable and a great story teller. I recommend the tour for an interesting lazy Sunday. 😀👍🏽
Be aware that this tour is located...
Carrie L
, Dec 2017
Be aware that this tour is located about 30 minutes outside of the city. We took an uber, but the alternative with the train would have taken awhile. I have been on ghost tours in other parts of the world, and this was by far the creepiest. You learn about the history of the prison, but the tour also aims to create an element of fear, if you like that kind of stuff, this is for you! I found it slightly misleading that it stated it was in Melbourne, but farther out from the city center,
Potted history of Melbourne, some...
Mark H
, Dec 2017
Potted history of Melbourne, some interesting bits, some dull bits.
More history, than ghost. Need...
Heather B
, Dec 2016
More history, than ghost. Need better instructions on how to meet tour guide. Maybe a sign to direct people. Guide needs to also carry sign, umbrella etc. so the tourists can follow them easily. Had trouble seeing him in the crowds of people.
The tour ran a bit longer than the...
Dorothy H
, Nov 2016
The tour ran a bit longer than the 90 minutes, but saying that, the tour guide was excellent, highly recommended.
A very informative tour guide who...
April M
, Sep 2016
A very informative tour guide who was great at setting the tone for the evening. We had a party of 9 for our daughter's 18th birthday, and everyone enjoyed the tour and all the information of the histroy we just did not realise of our city. Not really that spooky given how busy the city was, but still a lot of fun.

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