Guided tour

Melbourne: Hidden Alleyways, Ghosts and Best Instagram Spots

4.5 / 5

93 reviews

Activity provider: Lantern Ghost Tours
Guided tour

Melbourne: Hidden Alleyways, Ghosts and Best Instagram Spots

Activity provider: Lantern Ghost Tours
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From US$ 24.18 per person

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Travel back to 19th-century Melbourne on a 1.5-hour ghost tour of the most haunted and instagrammed locations. Discover hidden lanes, historic buildings, and spooks that still linger on the city streets.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Discover hidden laneways and secret speak easys
  • Hear stories of the ghostly past from your very own ghost host
  • Learn whether Jack the Ripper lurked the streets of Melbourne
  • Discover the story of the opera singer who fell to his death in front of an audience
  • Visit Melbourne's most instagrammed spots
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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 for the start of a tour that will take you back to the 19th-century and reveal some of the city’s favourite haunts. Dive down hidden lanes and past iconic landmarks, including Flinders Street Station, Hosier Lane, and Parliament House. Hear stories from when the spices of China Town masked the smoke of the opium dens. Discover poor houses and the home of the genteel who did anything necessary to advance medical science. Visit the locations of Melbourne's most tragic crimes, such as the Gun Alley murder. Try to make contact with the city’s most famous ghost, the opera singer Federici whose most dramatic performance saw him plummet to his death in front of the audience. Explore whether Jack the Ripper lurked the streets of Melbourne. Then, end the night in Chinatown, the oldest Chinatown of the Western world. The tour meanders through hidden laneways and visits Melbourne's most instagrammed spots. Tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.

  • 1.5-hour haunted walking tour with a ghost host
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Check-in outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street

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4.5 /5

based on 93 reviews

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A night walk through Melbourne city with lots of information from the guide. Hidden alleys and history are told by a guide who is familiar with the area. The guide also brought an IPad so we could actually see the people in her stories. Interesting history with the chance to talk to a ghost and take photos where a haunting is known to take place.

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August 22, 2022

Ghostly past of Melbourne Town

What a great tour and our guide..... Julie, you were sensational. (Where did you buy that hat? hahaha ) Articulate, entertaining and full of enthusiasm. Understand life of the early settlers and hear about the past that still haunts us today. Follow the trail of life, death and despair of murders and luck. A fact filled 2 hour walk through the unknown Melbourne that sits right in your back yard..... Wonderful - just Wonderful..

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March 19, 2019

Exciting and informative

The guide not only led us to the places of past but sometimes mysterious crimes and events and explained them there, she "lived" in the stories and imitated them with great vigor. You felt transported back in time and got to know Melbourne from a completely different side on this extraordinary tour. Incidentally, the agency "Lantern Ghost" organizes even more tours of a similar kind. Definitely recommended! Small suggestion: Perhaps the tour could start a little earlier, because it gets dark relatively early in Australia, so that the "scary atmosphere" is guaranteed even then.

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August 30, 2018

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