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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

  • Important - Covid Requirements:

    You must be fully vaccinated (2 doses) to attend our public tours.

    Be ready to present Vaccination Certificate to staff members on request.

    Wear your mask indoors.

    Acknowledge and respect the 1.5 meter distancing rules.

    Mandatory Sign in by QR Code.

    Failure to follow these guidelines may result in non-admittance onto your tour.

Available Bookings from 26 May to 01 Jun 2022

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  • Per Person$35.00 Less than 6 at this price!

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  • Per Person$48.00

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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nt1919 from Australia wrote on 31 January 2022


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fmlngee from Australia wrote on 15 May 2022

Worth the Tingles

Fantastic tour with two very informative guides who could really tell a story. Worth the time and the tingles. The only reason I gave a 4 star instead of a 5 is that I Just felt rushed at the end and pushed out because there was another tour coming through. We also did not get to see all of the prison due to construction. Nevertheless definitely worth doing this tour on your next visit to Melbourne or even if you are a local. 💕

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Ori from Australia wrote on 25 April 2022

Pentride D division tour

Great tour, Ross was a great guide. He was engaging and a great story teller. Would highly recommend this tour.

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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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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


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