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Chinatown, Melbourne

Chinatown, Melbourne: Our most recommended tours and activities

Melbourne 1.5-Hour Ghost Tour

1. 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.

Melbourne: Complete City Walking Tour

2. Melbourne: Complete City Walking Tour

Experience Melbourne behind the scenes, uncovering unique and hidden laneways and street art. Explore the city with a local who can share the history of the city as well as point out things to do after your walking tour is done. See the real Melbourne on this tour. Conclude your tour near the Old Melbourne Gaol, where you will learn about Australia’s most infamous bush ranger. After your tour is finished, stop at a classic Australian pub where you can experience traditional Aussie food.

Melbourne: Street Art Scavenger Hunt Mobile Adventure Game

3. Melbourne: Street Art Scavenger Hunt Mobile Adventure Game

Get ready for your next Adventure. 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 (Corner of Little Lonsdale Street and Elizabeth Street. Melbourne CBD. (just near Melbourne Central Station) Once at the start location - You and your team click on the play links on your mobile to begin your adventure (there is no app to download) & you'll start to solve the cryptic clues. Each clue once solved leads you to a secret location. Select this trail to discover Melbourne’s most creative and colourful streets. On this trail you will discover one of the most impressive and talked about street art lanes in the world. You will score points, use hints where necessary, and compete against others on the live leaderboard. You can ask for help at any time during the self-guided tour. Take in the dizzying array of colours and solve clues based on the colourful art you will encounter. There are over 260 lanes and alleyways in Melbourne, all of which have a unique bustling hive of activity. Get your camera at the ready and go ahead with the Melbourne Street Art Adventure Clues challenge. Start Location - Corner of Little Lonsdale Street and Elizabeth Street. Melbourne CBD. (just near Melbourne Central Station) Finish Location - You’ll finish a short walk away from where you started (Melbourne Central Station). There are plenty of bars and restaurants 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 - 2-3 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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What people are saying about Chinatown, Melbourne

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 81 reviews

My sister and I really enjoyed the entire experience. Our guide, Hugo was excellent his local knowledge was amazing, he was very pleasant and ensured that each of us on the tour felt comfortable and relaxed at all times. I have lived and worked in Melbourne - some time ago - and was surprised at the amount of information that I was not aware of previously. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone, whether you are a local, a Victorian, an interstate visitor or an overseas traveler I am sure you will find the tour extremely enlightening. Thank you, Hugo.

A great way to discover hidden parts of Melbourne. Our guide Chloe really knew her stuff. She was very informative and made the tour fun and interesting. Highly recommend.

This was such a wonderful experience. Great guide made the tour enjoyabe. Lots of knowledge shared and encouraged the group to interact.

Hugo did a great job. informative and entertaining. saw parts of Melbourne we would never have found. Highly recommend.

Carly was so informative and interesting. She was so easy to talk too. It was fabulous and highly recommend ❤️❤️