We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Save

Melbourne Ghost Tour

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
More
Melbourne Ghost Tour
From US$ 27.30
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Old Melbourne Tour
1.5 hour walking tour of Melbourne. Departs from Federation Square at 8:30pm
From US$ 27.28
Old Melboune Tour with Dinner
1.5 hour walking tour of Melbourne and dinner. Meet at Young and Jackson hotel on the corner of Swanston and Flinder streeets at 6:30pm.
From US$ 56.83
Pentridge Prison Tour
2 hour tour. Departs from Pentridge Prison D Division, Corner Urquhart Street and Wardens Walk South, Coburg at 7:30pm. Adults only
From US$ 36.37
Show 2 more
Overview
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.
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.

Write a Review
Reviews (32)

1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Fantastic Spooky Tour

Great tour with an excellent guide. Takes you through the hidden laneways and encounter some ghostly tales on the way. Was busy due to other events going on in the city but would definitely recommend.

Thank robricketts124
Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hello and thank you for your review on our Old Melbourne ghost tour. It's great to hear your enjoyed your evening and found our ghost host to be an excellent guide, We hope to see you again on another Lantern Ghost tour, Happy Haunting!

Reviewed 6 April 2018
More a gruesome history and back alleys tour than a ghost tour, but still good

The central Melbourne ghost tour is more a gruesome history and back alleys tour than a ghost tour, but still good (3.5 out of 5 or better for non-believers). The things we used to do to each other on those pitch black, unsupervised evenings! :-(...More

Thank Travler104
Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hello and thank you for your review on the Old Melbourne ghost tour. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the gruesome history of hidden Melbourne and you found your ghost host Chloe has some interesting stories to share throughout this tour. We hope to...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile
Tourist in our own backyard

This tour was fantastic. It takes you through the little hidden lane ways that make Melbourne, Melbourne. Yes its more of a history lesson but it gets to the nitty gritty gruesome side of Melbourne's history which i found very interesting. Our tour guide was...More

Thank Marilyn A
Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Marilyn, thank you for posting a review after attending the Old Melbourne ghost tour. We are happy to hear you found this tour to be fantastic and enjoyed exploring hidden Melbourne's gruesome past with Lantern Tours. Hope to see you again soon, Happy Haunting!

Reviewed 12 March 2018
A nice evening out, most enjoyable

A very busy start due to the Moomba crowds, but once under way we found the experience very enjoyable . Our group was a bit large I feel but we all managed to keep up . Highly recommended and our guide Chloe did well with...More

Thank Ralf D
Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Ralf, thank you for posting your review after attending the Old Melbourne ghost tour. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with Lantern Tours and that you felt Chloe your ghost host for the evening done an excellent job hosting with a...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile
Old Melbourne ghost tour

Good tour. Large group however. The group meets under the “I” of the visitors information centre in federation square, it is not stated on this website.

1  Thank Taylor C
Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Taylor, thank you for your review on the Old Melbourne ghost tour, CBD. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Lantern Tours. Hope to see you again soon on another Lantern Ghost Tour, Happy Haunting!

Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Melbourne Ghost Tour staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
;