Ghost tours in Melbourne

Get spooked on these tours of Melbourne's scariest places.

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Venture through a prison that's known for its paranormal activity (Melbourne Goal), walk through the city's most haunted houses (Altona, Point Cook and Eynesbury Homesteads) and hear stories of the city's most notorious deaths.

These Melbourne ghost tours aren't for the faint of heart, but join one of them and you'll learn the horrific stories of lunatic asylum patients and other spooky characters and discover Melbourne's gruesome history with the help of the theatrical guides.

We've shared a few of our favourites below so you can get your ghost on in Melbourne.


Our top picks:

Best for tour length: J Ward Lunatic Asylum Extended Ghost Tour

Best for tour length: J Ward Lunatic Asylum Extended Ghost Tour from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Length of tour: 2 hours
  • When are tours held? J Ward Lunatic Asylum, Ararat
  • Cost: $36 per person
  • Recommended age: 12+
  • What to expect: Learn the history of Australia’s largest abandoned lunatic asylum and hear stories about the patients and the harsh treatments they endured.

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Cheapest: Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

Cheapest: Old Melbourne Ghost Tour from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Length of tour: 1.5 hours
  • When are tours held? Throughout Melbourne CBD
  • Cost: $36 per person
  • Recommended age: 8+
  • What to expect: Explore the most spooky parts of Melbourne’s CBD on foot

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Best for a scare: Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour

Best for a scare: Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Length of tour: 1.5 hours
  • When are tours held? Pentridge Prison, Coburg
  • Cost: $48 per person
  • Recommended age: 16+
  • What to expect: Learn the stories of Australia’s longest serving and most dangerous prisoners and visit the places where Ned Kelly, Chopper Reed and Ronald Ryan once stayed.

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Best for kids: Altona Homestead Ghost Tour

Best for kids: Altona Homestead Ghost Tour from Viator

Highlights:

  • Length of tour: 1.5 hours
  • When are tours held? Altona Homestead, Altona
  • Cost: $36 per person
  • Recommended age: 8+
  • Listen to tales of life, death, drama and mystery.

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Best for gossips: Point Cook Homestead Ghost Tour

Best for gossips: Point Cook Homestead Ghost Tour from Viator

Highlights:

  • Length of tour: 2 hours
  • When are tours held? Point Cook Homestead, Point Cook
  • Cost: $36 per person
  • Recommended age: 12+
  • What to expect: Learn the family secrets of this 1950s homestead including stories of betrayal.

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Compare ghost tours in Melbourne

Tour nameLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsSuitable forPrice (from)Book with
The Old Melbourne Ghost TourCentral Melbourne1.5 hoursCostumed ghost hostAges 8 and up$36Adrenaline
The Old Melbourne Ghost Tour with DinnerCentral Melbourne3.5 hoursCostumed ghost host, dinner at Melbourne's most haunted pubAges 8 and up$75Adrenaline
Altona Homestead Ghost TourAltona1.5 hoursGhost tour of Altona HomesteadAges 8 and up (only for early tours)$36Viator
Pentridge Prison Ghost TourCoburg1.5 hoursWalking tour of Pentridge PrisonAges 16 and up, not suitable for those with mobility restrictions$48Adrenaline
Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour with DinnerCoburg3.5 hoursWalking tour of Pentridge Prison and dinner at an American BBQ restaurantAges 16 and up, not suitable for those with mobility restrictions$87RedBalloon
J Ward Lunatic Asylum Ghost TourArarat2 hours2-hour guided tour with asylum expert, entrance to museumAges 12 and up, not suitable for those with mobility restrictions$36Adrenaline
Point Cook Homestead Ghost TourPoint Cook2 hoursGuided tour of Point Cook HomesteadAges 12 and up$36Viator
Ghosts of the Old City TourWilliamstown1.5 hoursCostumed ghost hostAges 8 and up$36Adrenaline
Ghosts of the Old City Tour with DinnerWilliamstown3.5 hoursCostumed ghost host and dinnerAges 8 and up$75RedBalloon
Eynesbury Homestead Dinner and Ghost TourEynesbury3.5 hours$30 credit for dinner at Eynesbury Homestead, ghost tourAges 8 and up$75Adrenaline

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