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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...

    Loved it, didn’t experience much paranormal activity but it didn’t take anything away from the interesting back stories and facts on the history of the Melbourne CBD. Most definitely will check out other tours from lantern ghost tours

  • Melbourne: Murders and Crime - City Ghost Tour

    2. Melbourne: Murders and Crime - City Ghost Tour

    Let one of Melbourne’s top-rated ghost tour guides take you on the exploration of the haunted and horrific past of Melbourne. Traverse through historic streets that tell tales of their gruesome past and learn of the city’s most haunted sites. Explore and potentially unlock the mystery of one of the world’s most notorious killers. Could the infamous Jack the Ripper have been Melbourne murderer Frederick Bailey Deeming?  Who are the spiritual beings said to inhabit the city? Learn of them, including Dame Nellie Melba’s eerie presence and of her parties that are thrown at one of Melbourne’s most historic venues, The Hotel Windsor, almost a century after her death. Retrace the footsteps of The Singing Strangler, A U.S. marine stationed in Australia during WWII fixated with the voices of young women.  Uncover the ghastly Melbourne underworld and hear salacious stories of prostitution and f...

    Our guide was full of amazing stories and it made see a side to our own city that we’d never seen before. We loved it!!!

  • Lanes and Arcades Tour

    3. Lanes and Arcades Tour

    Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool local café you were told about, and ended up missing everything? Melbourne’s arcades and lanes hide many of these answers. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways. Uncover tucked-away gems like specialty boutiques and local fashion designers, and savor Melbourne’s café culture with some yummy snacks.  There is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike. See many local stores on this casual stroll and return to those you like best in the afternoon. Make a day of it in marvellous Melbourne. Step inside the opulent Royal Arcade to window-shop the upscale boutiques lining this elegant, old world style indoor avenue. For a modern contrast, admire the vibrant street art along Hosier Lane an...

    Got to see a lot of corners of Melbourne we would otherwise never have experienced. The guide (Harriet) was knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to.

  • Melbourne: Ghost City Self-Guided Exploration Game

    4. Melbourne: Ghost City Self-Guided 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 th...

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What people are saying about Hosier Lane

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 82 reviews

Loved it, didn’t experience much paranormal activity but it didn’t take anything away from the interesting back stories and facts on the history of the Melbourne CBD. Most definitely will check out other tours from lantern ghost tours

Got to see a lot of corners of Melbourne we would otherwise never have experienced. The guide (Harriet) was knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to.

I enjoyed the tour and living in Melbourne I learnt lots of things I didn’t know or hadn’t recognised in the past. Very interesting, thank so much :)

Our guide was full of amazing stories and it made see a side to our own city that we’d never seen before. We loved it!!!

Charlotte was a fantastic guide with great humour. Lots of laughs on this tour!