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Small-Group Historical and Haunted Walking Tour of Melbourne

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From haunted graveyards to Jack The Ripper, Melbourne's scary past comes to light on this ghost and murder tour of the CBD.

Join us as we explore Melbourne's scary side while visiting three of her best kept bar secrets.

Discover three amazing laneway bars. You'll also receive a free mystery gift to celebrate your time with us. Photos of your tour can also be provided at no extra charge.

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Stop At: Queen Victoria Market, Victoria Street Corner of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Our tour host will meet you at these world famous and old markets to begin your journey into Melbourne's dark past, starting with her first cemetery.

Later, we stop at our first bar for a drink, but before that we learn more about Melbourne's obsession with ghosts and the macabre.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Oxford Scholar, 427 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Stopping outside one of Melbourne's original gold rush pubs, we find out more about the history of morgues in Melbourne

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Learn about this Gaol gruesome role in executing more than 135 men and women, the most haunted part of the Gaol, and its most famous resident! We also talk about the first men hanged in Melbourne.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown 墨尔本唐人街, Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Enter the world's oldest continuous Chinatown and discovery the scourge of crime, prostitution and opium that once plagued this area.

Later we'll stop for a drink at one of the area's hidden laneway bars.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Southern Cross Lane, Southern Cross Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

Step back in time to Melbourne's first marketplace - part farmers market, part freak show carnival - as we learn about the famous murder that took place here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Pink Alley, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

Home to the ghost of a young lady, brutally murdered and with her killer still unknown!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Capitol, 113 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Once home to the hottest bar during WW2, we also learn about the serial killer who terrorised Melbourne during the wartime period.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 277-279 Flinders Lane., 277-279 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Home to some of Melbourne's best bars and restaurants, you might also find a scary tale or two here. We finish our tour with a drink at one of the area's best cocktail bars.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Melbourne's most famous graffiti laneway also has a dark past, and a ghost many believe may have been the most famous slasher of them all.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Once home to our first morgue, Federation Square has its fair share of dark secrets, including prostitute ghosts, dead fisherman and bodies in boxes!

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Dress code is casual!
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Tour Hosts to carry and use hand sanitiser before each tour and after each bar visit. Tour Hosts to be symptom free while running each tour and/or have tested negative to COVID-19 Tour Hosts to carry and wear masks as required by current Victorian State Government health guidelines.
  • Photos of your tour (free upon request)
  • Map of Melbourne's best bars (free upon request)
  • Mystery Gift
  • Professional guide
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Three complimentary drinks
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Queen Victoria Market

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Old Melbourne Gaol

3 hours

Return Details
Fed Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.