Tour the original capital of Victoria on this two-hour guided walk by lamplight through historic Williamstown. Explore the alleys and laneways of this waterfront precinct, and visit the abandoned morgue. Enjoy dinner before the tour (optional) at what is reputedly a haunted pub!


Old Williamstown Ghost Tour, Melbourne (guided walk)
Runs: Saturday
Departs at: 8.30pm
Departs from: Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Center, Nelson Place, Williamstown
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

‘The waterfront precinct of Williamstown is absolutely steeped in history. It’s a part of Melbourne that has plenty of colourful tales to tell and you’ll hear many of them on this guided stroll with a ‘ghost host’ by lamplight. The visit to the old morgue is seriously spooky!’

☆ Enjoy a pre-tour dinner at the reputedly haunted Steam Packet Hotel (additional cost applies)

☆ Take a guided stroll through waterfront alleys and laneways of Williamstown, and hear tales of the precinct’s colourful and infamous past

☆ Visit Victoria’s oldest morgue (now abandoned)

☆ See the historic Timeball Tower and learn its history

☆ Maximum group size: 20.

☆ Guided small group walking tour

☆ Commentary from a knowledgeable and entertaining guide

☆ Two-course dinner (additional cost applies).

If you are looking for a spooky experience that combines intriguing history, colourful characters, and a true sense of the macabre (you’ll visit a disused morgue on this tour!), this Old Williamstown Ghost Tour is for you. Join an evening guided walk around waterfront Williamstown — one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs — with the option of dinner beforehand to fortify you for what lies ahead: history, mystery and paranormal activity!

If you choose the dinner and tour option (highly recommended) you’ll start your experience two hours before the tour. Your dinner will be booked for you at the legendary (and reputedly very haunted!) Steam Packet Hotel, 13 Cole Street, Williamstown. You’ll enjoy two courses from their outstanding menu.

After dinner, you’ll make your own way to the tour meeting point at the nearby Hobson’s Bay Visitor Information Centre. There you’ll meet your expert guide and the rest of your team of ghost hunters, before setting off on a walk by lamplight through what was originally known as King William’s Town — the capital of Victoria.

Williamstown had close to thirty pubs in its early days, making it one of the seediest and most volatile precincts in Melbourne. You’ll stroll down waterfront alleys and along cobbled laneways, hearing tales of the bawdy behaviour and heinous crimes that were a way of life here.

In hot pursuit of a high level of paranormal activity, you’ll visit Victoria’s oldest morgue — long abandoned to the ghosts of those who were laid out here. You’ll also visit the Timeball Tower and learn of its role as a beacon to ships to set their chronometers by the daily drop of the huge ball from the tower.

Covering a distance of around 2 kilometres (with some stairs), this comprehensive Old Williamstown Ghost Tour offers a ghostly glimpse of Melbourne’s dark past. It’s a must-do!

Please note: Williamstown can be reached by train from Melbourne’s Flinders Street or Southern Cross railway stations. Take the Williamstown Line. The journey takes roughly 30 minutes.

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Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

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Important information

Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

Minimum numbers are required for this tour to operate, and there is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. If this happens, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.

Dinner is booked for two hours prior to the tour for those that choose the combined dinner and tour option. Participants must make their own way to the Steam Packet Hotel, 13 Cole Street, Williamstown, and from there to the tour meeting point at Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Center, Nelson Place, Williamstown.

Please dress appropriately for the season and wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.


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