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Melbourne Pentridge Prison - Lantern Ghost Tours

Join Lantern Ghost Tours and explore the paranormal realm of Melbourne’s infamous Pentridge prison.

Walk in the footsteps of notorious criminals and hear the spine-chilling tales of unimaginable suffering and brutal death that happened in this harrowing prison.

The ghost of Chopper Read is said to be lurking in the prison shadows and apparitions, footsteps, and high paranormal activity can be experienced to this very day.

The atmosphere of pain, despair and incomparable unease can be strongly felt as you explore the location.

With 44 bodies buried on-site and a dark history of horror, madness and horrendous brutally, this tour will immerse you in the true horror that is Melbourne’s Pentridge prison.

Paranormal Activity: Very High

Per Person $48.00 (16+ years inclusive)


  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience


  • Departs 7.30pm sharp from Pentridge Prison D Division Corner Urquhart Street & Wardens Walk South, Coburg.


  • Minimum age: 16


  • Please Note: No refunds. Change of date permitted with a minimum of 48 hours notice BEFORE your scheduled experience for a fee of $5 per order. New date must be chosen at time of reschedule. Non-attendance and late cancellation voids your order.

    Tours run every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Susan from Australia wrote on 28 December 2019

Great tour of pentridge prison ghost tour

The tour of the old pentridge prison was absolutely fantastic both the guides were very informative and we learnt loads of information about prisoners and the prison itself my husband and I both really enjoyed it Thank you for a great couple of hours we would love to book a cell and stay the night thankyou to both tour guides

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From Melbourne Pentridge Prison - Lantern Ghost Tours

Good afternoon Susan , thanks for adding your review on the Pentridge Prison ghost tour. That's great to hear your husband & yourself both enjoyed the tour and found it to be a fantastic tour Hope to see you again soon on another Lantern Ghost Tour

Brianna King from Australia wrote on 16 December 2019

Amazing experience

Such an amazing experience - HIGHLY recommend! The lovely tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and taught us many thing we didn’t know. Was 110% worth the money. Loved it!

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From Melbourne Pentridge Prison - Lantern Ghost Tours

Hi Brianna, thank you for your review after attended the Pentridge Prison ghost tour. So great to hear you loved the tour Happy Haunting!

Cassie Murchie from Australia wrote on 14 December 2019


What a great experience. The guide spoke very well with lots of spooky stories to tell. The historical aspects of the prison was very interesting and the infamous criminals of Melbourne who were once upon a time inmates. Highly recommended.

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From Melbourne Pentridge Prison - Lantern Ghost Tours

Hi Cassie , We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with Lantern Tours. Thanks for sharing your photo with us, we always love to see what our guests have captured on camera while on tour. Help spread the word and post a review on Trip Adviser: http://bit.ly/J6Lanu Hope to see you again on another Lantern Ghost Tour. Happy Haunting!

aidanl1 from Australia wrote on 20 March 2021

Let down

I honestly thought it would be better very disappointed would be a lot better if it went threw hell (h division)

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Debbie from New Zealand wrote on 17 November 2019

Very interesting

Very enjoyable. The guides were very knowledgeable. Good value when you book through "book me. Com

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From Melbourne Pentridge Prison - Lantern Ghost Tours

Hi Debbie, thanks for joining Lantern Tours for the Pentridge Prison ghost tour , We love to hear our guests have enjoyed the tour Hope to see you again soon on another Lantern Ghost Tour. Happy Haunting!


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