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Discover the ghosts of Melbourne with your choice of three nighttime walking tours that explore the city's lesser-known past of tragedy, injustice and hauntings. Locals and visitors alike will gain new insights into Melbourne's history. Upgrade for a dinner at a haunted pub before the old Melbourne or Williamstown tours — if you can even muster an appetite before you go on a ghost hunt!
Old Melbourne Tour Meet your guide at Federation Square to begin your 1.5-hour journey into old Melbourne. Hear the mysterious account of Federici, a famous opera singer who disappeared from the stage through a trap door and died. Legend goes that he's been spotted on stage several times since the incident. On the 19th-century streets, poor houses provided bodies in the name of advancing medical science; opium dens cultivated their own style of mystical unrest. Get a glimpse into the Melbourne of yesteryear as you walk the dark streets with your entertaining and informative guide. Upgrade with an optional dinner at Melbourne’s pub, the Young and Jacksons, known for a haunting tale or two! Dinner starts two hours before the walking tour. Tour available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.
Pentridge Prison Tour Make your own way to Pentridge Prison in Coburg, about 20 minutes by car from the center of Melbourne, to meet your guide for a 2-hour, adult-only walking tour. Famous Australian criminals were incarcerated here during the century and a half that the prison was open. It's no wonder that hauntings are reported here! Hear captivating stories from your informative guide about notorious prisoners like gangster Chopper Reed, bushranger Ned Kelly, and the last man executed at the prison, Ronald Ryan. You'll have some time for a spine-tingling stroll through the hallways of this eerie locale. Try not to think about the 44 bodies that are buried on the grounds! Tour available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.
Williamstown Tour Visit forgotten cemeteries, abandoned morgues, and hidden alleys in Victoria's historic seaport. Begin your 2-hour tour at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Center and take a leisurely stroll by lamp light through the original capital of Victoria, King William's Town. Once a lively town full of drunken sailors, convicts, and ladies of the night, Williamstown's lively history reveals a darker side. Your expert guide leads you on this walking tour that includes visits to Victoria's oldest morgue, Melbourne's only opium den, and the Timeball Tower. Upgrade to include an optional dinner at the Steam Packet, a pub haunted by the ghost of an opera singer. Tour available every Friday and Saturday evening.
Dinner (if option selected)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Minimum age is 8 years old
Melbourne Tour: Your tour departs at 8.30pm sharp, please arrive at 8.20pm outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street Pentridge Tour: Your tour departs at 7:30pm, please arrive at 7:20pm for check-in at Pentridge Prison D Division, corner of Wardens Walk & Urquhart Street Coburg. Williamstown 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 NOTE: If you book dinner & tour, dinner is at 6.30pm.
Melbourne tour concludes at Cohen Place, Little Bourke St, Melbourne. The Pentridge and Williamstown tour returns to original departure point