Chinatown, Melbourne

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Chinatown, Melbourne: Our most recommended tours and activities

Melbourne 1.5-Hour Ghost Tour

1. Melbourne 1.5-Hour Ghost Tour

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. Tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.

Melbourne: Complete City Walking Tour

2. Melbourne: Complete City Walking Tour

Experience Melbourne behind the scenes, uncovering unique and hidden laneways and street art. Explore the city with a local who can share the history of the city as well as point out things to do after your walking tour is done. See the real Melbourne on this tour. Conclude your tour near the Old Melbourne Gaol, where you will learn about Australia’s most infamous bush ranger. After your tour is finished, stop at a classic Australian pub where you can experience traditional Aussie food.

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What people are saying about Chinatown, Melbourne

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 81 reviews

Our guide, Hugo, was the best!! The tour was informative, interesting & fun. Discovered a newfound appreciation for Melbourne Aus.

I have been to Melbourne many times but learnt so much in this three hour tour. Our tour guide Hayden was informative and fun.

It was an interesting and well designed historical walk through central Melbourne!

Hayden was an amazing guide. Very good and engaging storyteller. Highly recommend.

Charlotte was very knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining