Melbourne is teeming with ghosts. Well, so says Drew Sinton, occultist and host of the Haunted Melbourne Ghost Tour. Starting ... More
Haunted Melbourne Ghost Tour (The)
Melbourne is teeming with ghosts. Well, so says Drew Sinton, occultist and host of the Haunted Melbourne Ghost Tour. Starting from his appropriately named Haunted Bookshop , the tour winds through the city's back streets. At each stop Mr. Sinton recounts stories of unnatural deaths and the scary antics of poor souls denied eternal rest. Among 60 reputedly haunted hot spots, are the Queen Victoria Market and Flagstaff Gardens (both former cemeteries) and the Princess Theatre. Whether or not you are lucky enough to have a ghostly encounter, this tour reveals a fascinating slice of Melbourne's history. To enjoy it most, come with comfortable shoes and an open mind. The tour starts at 8.30pm on Saturdays.
My friend and I really enjoyed this tour, Drew, the guide was very knowledgeable and showed us places in Melbourne we never knew existed, we learnt so much about the City's history. It is a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes. I thought the tour was great value for the money ($20 doesn't buy much these days) I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in Melbourne's history.
The group size was ridiculous. There were over 100 people on the tour. We had booked a group of 12 people and had no idea there would be so many other people present. It was very hard to hear the guide and the logistics of this many people moving around trying to cross roads was rather impossible. Several of us gave up half way through the tour as we spotted a rather interesting bar. We couldn't even find the rest of our party due to the volume of people on the tour.
if there was anyone who had done the tour before, noone had, and now I understand why, you just wouldn't go back. It was a huge disappointment. I agree that the size of the group was too big (over 80 on that night), no real information about the hauntings, a really bad overall experience, with a bad guide. I think doing a bit of research on the net, then grabbing a new of your friend and conducting your own tour would be a grander idea. I wouldn't recommend this at all.
I recently attended this tour after seeing so many good reviews and hearing good things. I was greatly disappointed. I couldn't hear a thing, the size of the group was too big, and the tour guide was absolutely terrible!!! I wouldn't recommend this tour to anyone, it's boring, there's too much walking, and the tour guide is very unprofessional and clearly lacks people/communication skills. Arrogant and obnoxious! Waste of time!!!
Prior to the tour, the three of us read many good reviews about this tour. When we arrived, we were very shocked to discover that the group was HUGE! Nearly 100 people with ONE tour guide and a dodgy microphone. Naturally with a group so big, you'll be stuck with noisy (and slightly inebriated) people so the atmosphere was pretty terrible. This is not so much of a ghost tour but rather a tour of "Oh this building used to be here, that building used to be there" - which was a very obvious thing to say considering Melbourne is such an old town! The stories weren't out of the ordinary and most of the time, you're trying to listen to the one tour guide talking due to the sheer number of the group! We were utterly disappointed by the end of it. It was a waste of our energy (HUGE walk!) and definitely not worth the money. It's unbelievable that the group was so big - but then again, I supposed the more people he could squeeze in, the more $$$ he makes.
Terrible way to spend a Saturday night!
well i have to say i love this kind of thing but was abit dissapointed in the tour,i was expecting to go inside some of the places and i think the tour group was way to big which took away alot of the effect.I think this tour is better suited for maybe tourists in the area or people who have no idea about melbourne,because i personally found that most of the information and places spoken about on the tour i already knew about and it was nothing new to me,plus the people i were with found it quite boring which was a real shame as we had been looking forward to this all week
A huge group of people (100+) started the tour off badly with several drunken girls being especially annoying. The tour itself was uninteresting for the most, mainly consisting of lists of sightings, with little or no background to the ghost, conducted outside pubs or shops, where an interesting building used to stand. The highlight (if you can call it that) is a walk through a car park in a bad part of town. you are made to walk through one at a time in order to see if you can sense the ghost, but in reality this turns into a free for all. Very poor all round.
$20 can't get you much these days but if you want value for money (it went for over 2 hours) and a great experience you must do the Haunted ghost tour. It was not just a normal spook fest, I learnt so much about melbournes history. And what can I say about Drew the man who conducts the tour... He deserves and Oscar. Go do it!!
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