Dark Melbourne Tour

Uncover the haunted, debaucherous and downright gruesome history of Melbourne. Step back in time and explore the secrets of Melbourne’s dark past through eerie laneways, ghostly buildings and grim stories of true crime.

Discover the serial killers that shook Melbourne to it’s core and potentially unlock the mystery of one of the world’s most notorious serial killers


  • Guaranteed maximum group size of 20
  • Uncover the dark criminal history of Melbourne 
  • Hear of Melbourne’s most horrifying murders
  • Follow the trail of one of the top Jack the Ripper suspects, who resided in Melbourne
  • Discover Melbourne’s most  haunted locations and the spirits said to inhabit them. 
  • Ask questions and interact with your guide over a beer at the tour’s conclusion  


Where does the tour start?

All our tours start from Gordon Reserve, the small park just across from The Windsor Hotel

What’s your cancellation policy?

We offer full refunds with no explanation needed up to 24 hours prior to the tour’s departure

What if there’s bad weather?

In the city with four seasons in one day, we’d quickly be out of business if we cancelled due to rain. Our tours operate rain or shine, so please come prepared.

Is the tour fully accessible? 

It can be, but please contact us prior to the tour date so we can make arrangements.

Can I bring my kids?

The subject matter of this tour is best suited to those 16 and up

Where will the tour end?

Our tour finishes at a pub in the vicinity of the Old Melbourne Gaol

Let one of Melbourne’s top-rated tour guides take you on the exploration of the haunted and horrific past of Melbourne. Traverse through our laneways which tell tales of their gruesome past and learn of our most haunted sites.

We will 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? Learn of his horrific crimes and decide for yourself!

Who are the spiritual beings said to inhabit our 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 United States Marine stationed in Australia during WWII fixated with the voices of young women. We reveal about life in wartime  Melbourne and reveal his brutal crimes.

Uncover the ghastly Melbourne underworld, a world of debauchery that our city still hints at today. Hear the salacious stories of prostitution and opium dens as we wind through the streets and laneways. Chinatown. Learn about the history of the famous Madame Brussels and the politicians and corrupt cops that frequented her establishments.

Be led along the Yarra River as we relive the story of the most gruesome discovery in Melbourne’s history, the Body in the Box. Learn of the horror find, the morbid response and the answer to the mystery that revealed into the cities most gruesome criminal acts

Visit Melbourne’s most haunted laneway and learn of its dark secrets. And what is the connection between  our most haunted pub and Melbourne’s high society?

Wind-down after a whirlwind tour with a refreshing beverage and one of Melbourne’s favourite pubs. Our tour guide will join you and answer any questions you may have about the Melbourne ghost tour.