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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: Guided Night-Time Food Walking Tour & Beer

2. Melbourne: Guided Night-Time Food Walking Tour & Beer

Discover another side of Melbourne once the sun has set on a night-time food walking tour. Explore hidden alleyways and weave through the crowd to taste delicious food at three unique hole-in-the-wall diners while soaking in the revelry of the night. Make your way to Gordon Reserve to meet your friendly guide and group for the night. Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Melbourne as you pass through the crowds and by rowdy bars. Bounce from one hole-in-the-wall diner to another and stay on your feet to enjoy a tasty bite to eat. Don't wait any time at all between ordering and eating, you'll find the perfect greasy pizza joint in the back of the bar and a dumpling house with a Mandarin menu. Settle down your meal with a refreshing beer at a local bar to finish your tour. Take the chance to socialise with your group and anyone else you meet and decide where you're off to next.

Melbourne: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

3. Melbourne: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

Discover Melbourne’s dark history and attractions as you explore the city by playing a quest game with your friends and family. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problem and guess the answer, the secret story of that location is revealed to you. Discover the first train station built in Australia, learn about the story of the ghosts of the Princess Theatre and learn more about the infamous nude painting of Melbourne. Simply download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit that will allow you to go at your own pace. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller teams and compete against each other.

Melbourne: Street Art Scavenger Hunt Mobile Adventure Game

4. Melbourne: Street Art Scavenger Hunt Mobile Adventure Game

Get ready for your next Adventure. After booking, you will receive your play links via email or SMS. There is no need to meet a guide - You decide when you would like to play the adventure and head to the start location (Corner of Little Lonsdale Street and Elizabeth Street. Melbourne CBD. (just near Melbourne Central Station) Once at the start location - You and your team click on the play links on your mobile to begin your adventure (there is no app to download) & you'll start to solve the cryptic clues. Each clue once solved leads you to a secret location. Select this trail to discover Melbourne’s most creative and colourful streets. On this trail you will discover one of the most impressive and talked about street art lanes in the world. You will score points, use hints where necessary, and compete against others on the live leaderboard. You can ask for help at any time during the self-guided tour. Take in the dizzying array of colours and solve clues based on the colourful art you will encounter. There are over 260 lanes and alleyways in Melbourne, all of which have a unique bustling hive of activity. Get your camera at the ready and go ahead with the Melbourne Street Art Adventure Clues challenge. Start Location - Corner of Little Lonsdale Street and Elizabeth Street. Melbourne CBD. (just near Melbourne Central Station) Finish Location - You’ll finish a short walk away from where you started (Melbourne Central Station). There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. If you want some tips on where to eat afterward then get in touch or check the ultimate guide you will see at the end of the trail. Duration - 2-3 hours (may vary depending on how much time you spend at rest breaks) Go solo or play as a team - We recommend up to 4 players per team. If you want to play against another team then stagger your start times by 5 minutes, which is a great idea for large parties and team building. Play links are valid for 6 months after purchase making it a super flexible option

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What people are saying about Hosier Lane

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 91 reviews

This was a great activity for me and my son. We found that a lot of things to do in Melbourne appear to be closed on mondays and Tuesdays so we were not sure what to do. This was our 1st visit to Melbourne and navigating round was very daunting. This tour gave us an hour and a half of fun whilst visiting lots of great landmarks. There was also the opportunity to have a sneaky beer along the way. Would definitely recommend and the price is less then a schooner. Will definitely use the app again.

A great way to discover hidden parts of Melbourne. Our guide Chloe really knew her stuff. She was very informative and made the tour fun and interesting. Highly recommend.

Great way to see Melbourne. Loved the interesting story - wished there was audio but understand may be a safety issue (ie when crossing roads).

Sometimes a bit difficult but still suitable for a 5th grader! Very well enjoyed!

Charlotte was very knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining