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Our most recommended New South Wales Ghost & Vampire Tours

Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour

1. Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour

Venture back to historic Sydney, a time when prisoners and ex-convicts ran amok and public executions were commonplace. The Rocks Push gang ruled the street and slums were overrun with mass burial pits. Discover this dark time in Sydney's history through sly grog haunts and opium dens. Meet ghosts searching for their loved ones and seeking revenge on those who crossed them. Join this tour in search of the lost souls lingering in hidden Sydney.  Your ghost tour includes a 90-minute walking tour with trained guides to help you see and feel the great history of Sydney. You'll also get the chance to visit a haunted site, not open to the public. 

Melbourne 1.5-Hour Ghost Tour

2. 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 night in Chinatown, the oldest Chinatown of the Western world. Tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.

Sydney: True Crime Tour

3. Sydney: True Crime Tour

Uncover Sydney's disturbing criminal past as you take a stroll through one of Australia's oldest settlements. Marvel at the stories of your knowledgeable guide, and discover the mysteries that lie beneath the streets of historic Sydney. Set off from the meeting point, and amble through some of Sydney's hidden alleyways and nooks, enjoying incredible photo and sightseeing opportunities along the way. Learn about stories that did not make it into the official history books, but which remain 100% true, if not also almost 100% unbelievable. Join an investigation into a dark and crime-ridden history, and see if you can put the facts together for yourself. Perfect for history buffs or lovers of true crime, this tour will engross you with tales of infamous crimes that unfolded right where you stand, and show you the dark side that Sydney has tried to forget.

The Ghosts of Williamstown: 2-Hour Walking Ghost Tour

4. The Ghosts of Williamstown: 2-Hour Walking Ghost Tour

Explore King William's Town, the original capital of Victoria, on a 2-hour walking tour accompanied by your very own ghost host. Begin your evening at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre in historic Nelson Place, Williamstown, and meander through the hidden alleyways accompanied by your local guide as you try to feel the spirits and ghosts that make this district so notorious once upon a time. Visit Victoria's oldest morgue, where the ghosts of children and young men still linger, and step into the opium den used in the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Series for a taste of 19th-century decadence. Next, make your way to the one remaining operational time ball tower in the entire world and meet the spirits who protect it. Tours run every Friday and Saturday evening.

Point Cook Homestead Ghost Tour

5. Point Cook Homestead Ghost Tour

Discover the country home of the Chirnside family, Point Cook Homestead. Located at the end of an isolated country track, surrounded by trees, beach and farmland, there's only the moonlight guiding your way. Uncover the Chirnside family secrets in the original 1850s homestead still haunted by Thomas. Hear of betrayal in the old stables, home to Melbourne Cup winners, and visit long lost souls still lingering on the private beach. Explore dark and dangerous nooks and crannies and hear stories of this fascinating 25-acre heritage property only a stone's throw from Melbourne.  Prepare yourself for 90 minutes of paranormal activity on the third Saturday of each month.

Sydney Convicts, History & The Rocks 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

6. Sydney Convicts, History & The Rocks 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Join this tour for an immersive exploration of Sydney’s notorious heritage as you uncover the stories, sights and secrets of its hidden convict origins in The Rocks. As you navigate your way past the forgotten relics and ruins of this historic quarter, your guide will unpack the process of criminal transportation to Australia and its immediate effect on Sydney’s indigenous population at the turn of the 19th century. You'll discover the curious case of the convict architect and the ambitious Governor who wanted to decorate the prison settlement, and you’ll retrace the steps of the teenage girl who rose from chains to riches by conquering Sydney’s economy. Expect unique examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture, hidden corridors, convict cut sandstone, abandoned slums and enormous cellars for spirits and stores. Get lost in charm of The Rocks as its past is brought back to life by your expert history guide, and develop a d great understanding about how early Sydney came to be. Crafted to suit both locals and visitors, this tour will keep your eyes wide open, your ears pricked and your imagination ignited.

Melbourne: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

7. Melbourne: Ghost Hunt City 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 the city game on their smartphone. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller teams and compete against each other.

Melbourne: Altona Homestead 1.5-Hour Ghost Tour

8. Melbourne: Altona Homestead 1.5-Hour Ghost Tour

Join a costumed ghost host for a 1.5-hour ghost tour of the historic Altona Homestead and surrounds. Complete with its historic courtyard and beautiful old kitchen, Altona Homestead has long been the center of paranormal investigations and mysterious happenings. Meet at the Altona Homestead on Logan Reserve, and be transported back to the story of Alfred and Sarah Langhorne, the first settlers of Altona. Visit the beach where the Patton family tragically lost their lives, and see if you can catch a glimpse of the ghost at Altona’s original hospital. Take in the sights of the Altona murals of the village traders, and then enter the bluestone home of the Langhorne family. Explore each room as your guide reveals the mysteries of their lives. In the lounge, you will hear of Sarah's sadness, while the children's bedroom may offer a glimpse of the ghosts of children. Enter the dining room of grumpy William, and more. Tours run the first Saturday of each month.

The Eynesbury Homestead: Dinner and 1.5-Hour Ghost Tour

9. The Eynesbury Homestead: Dinner and 1.5-Hour Ghost Tour

Discover the grand country home of the Staughton family at the beautiful Eynesbury Homestead. Enjoy dinner on the grounds, with a comlimentary $30 dinner voucher before setting forth into the inky black night on an award-winning ghost tour.  Peel away the veneer of British grandeur, polo ponies and Pimms to discover lavish parties, obsessions with crystal gazers, murder, betrayal and what lies beneath the old bluestone men’s quarters.  Discover the haunted lake, eerie stables, abandoned meat room, servants quarters and dark and dangerous nooks, crannies and stories of this fascinating 20,000 acre heritage property only 40 minutes from Melbourne. Tours run the third Friday evening of each month. Tours run the third Friday evening of each month.

Sydney: Botanic Garden Self-Guided Adventure Hunt for Kids

10. Sydney: Botanic Garden Self-Guided Adventure Hunt for Kids

Are you ready for your next Adventure? Recommended for families with kids (ages 4-10) After booking, you will receive your play links via email or SMS. There is no need to meet a guide - You decide when you would like to play the adventure and head to the start location (Morshead Fountain Gates). Once at the start location - You and your team click on the play links on your mobile to begin your adventure and you'll start to solve the cryptic clues. Each clue once solved leads you to a secret location. This is a great trail for a family day out in a beautiful interactive environment. Kids will learn interesting facts and parents will enjoy a scenic adventure through the Botanical Gardens. The Mad Botanist trail is perfect if you are looking for an activity that will spark imagination and challenge young minds. The Mad Botanist has just escaped from his secret laboratory nearby. He is in the final stages of mixing his dangerous potion and needs one final ingredient to create a deadly plant species never seen before on Earth. Very special and rare plants are at risk from his deadly experimentations and time is running out! Professor Whiz needs your help to find the last ingredient and stop the Mad Botanist from succeeding with his evil plans. It won’t be easy; the gardens are tricky to navigate and clues need to be solved. Quick!! What are you waiting for? Your first clue is waiting… Start Location - Morshead Fountain Gates - Cahill Expressway, Sydney NSW 2000 Finish Location – You finish in the centre of The Botanic Gardens. There is a great garden café nearby. If you want some tips on where to eat afterward then get in touch or check the ultimate guide you will see at the end of the trail. Duration - 1-2 hours (may vary depending on how much time you spend at rest breaks) Go solo or play as a team - We recommend up to 4 players per team. If you want to play against another team then stagger your start times by 5 minutes, which is a great idea for large parties and team building. Play links are valid for 6 months after purchase making it a super flexible option.

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Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

A night walk through Melbourne city with lots of information from the guide. Hidden alleys and history are told by a guide who is familiar with the area. The guide also brought an IPad so we could actually see the people in her stories. Interesting history with the chance to talk to a ghost and take photos where a haunting is known to take place.

Great experience. We learnt a lot. Took us an extra half hour so allow extra time to complete. (We are not from Sydney). Would appreciate if we could be sent a copy of the story to read later.

Easy to find assembly point Easy pace for walking Max is both enthusiastic and well researched in this area of Australian History.

Jason was very knowledgeable and it was great to hear the stories he had about the various locations on the tour.

Great stories and a lovely walk around The Rocks. Got to see places you wouldn’t know to go to by yourself.