Dark Melbourne

Melbourne takes on a different character after dark.

A night walk through Melbourne brings out some of the dark and grim stories of the city’s short and brutal past.

Join our guide and discover the slums, sly-grogs, brothels and debauchery that built this city.

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Your Secrets of Melbourne walking tour comes with:

Dark stories

Some stories are best left to nighttime. Your guide will share stories of Melbourne's killers and criminals.


Grab a drink in a former brothel of Melbourne

Friendly, local guide

Get under the skin of Melbourne by exploring after dark

Need to Know

How big is the group?

The maximum number of guests for this tour is 12, so you’ll always get a personal connection with your tour leader.

How long is the tour?

This tour goes for two hours, all in the heart of Melbourne’s city centre.

Where does the tour begin?

The tour starts in Gordon Reserve, a small park across the street from the Windsor Hotel.

The best way to get directions to the tour is to plug in directions to the Windsor Hotel (150 Spring Street), then look across the street for the park.

How will I find my guide?

All our guides have blue umbrellas with the words “TOUR STARTS HERE” — look for the guide with the blue umbrella.

Depot Adventures umbrella - tour start point

What time is the tour?

This tour starts at 8pm.

Will I be scared?

Let’s be clear, this is not a gimmicky, jump-out-and-yell-“boo!” type of tour. Your guide will not be wearing a cape and holding a lantern.


Because we believe that Melbourne’s grim history is enough — we don’t rely on theatrics, but on passion for the turbulent history of this wild city.

Can I book a private version of this tour?

Of course — we offer this tour for groups of mates, offices, school groups and corporates.

Private tours can have it start from whatever time and place you choose, and include any special extras you’re looking for. Contact us to find out more.

Limited availability.

Secure your spot to avoid disappointment.

Change your mind? We offer full refunds up to 24 hour prior to your departure.