The details and prices are correct at the time of loading to our web site on
28th March 2006 .
Commencing from the gatehouse at the main gates (see picture on left) in College
Crescent near Princes Park Drive. (Melway 2B D3). If you are going by
public transport, take the No 19 tram in Elizabeth Street and alight at
stop 13. Follow College Crescent for about 150 m until you reach the
main gate of the cemetery. Please note that on 1st September 2007 the
City of Melbourne truncated the route of the Free Tourist Shuttle Bus
and it no longer passes the Melbourne Cemetery.
We reserve the right to alter the contents of the tour according to prevailing conditions, and will promptly load any changes in pricing to this site.
Some examples of our feedback
"Having been a local historian, family historian, genealogist
, and general cemetery buff I came along expecting to only pick up
the odd bits and pieces which I did not already know. What a
surprise! I have been on many cemetery tours throughout the world,
but I enjoyed this more than any other. Theatrical where appropriate
but with quiet asides demonstrating knowledge across a breadth of
disciplines which is unusual in this field. Thank you again.. ."
Maureen, January 2007
"I was a little diffident about taking our group on this tour
as we had been on a not very inspiring tour several years ago where
the guide simply read from written notes. . . . Your tour was nicely
your guide using numbers of audio-visual aids to enhance the
experience as well as drawing on his
acting and story telling skills. On top of that he was able to
answer all questions that our knowledgeable group (including
scientists, historians, musicians and other professionals) threw at
him. First rate stuff!"
Dr John S___, 7 October 2004
"My wife and I would like to Thank whitehat for taking
us on the tour of the Melbourne Cemetery and the Murder and Mystery tour. We
have not stopped talking about them and have made it a point of telling all and
sundry about them. A big thank you goes out to (the man in the white hat) who
with out a doubt makes the tours the success that they are. Our Hats (white) off
to you and keep up the good work."
Steve & Karen, 15 September 2003
"My partner and I had a ... tour ... around Melbourne Cemetery 2
years ago and STILL tell our friends! An overdue belated THANKYOU for a great
Elise. 26 August 2003
From the melbourne.citysearch.com.au
review January 2003
" . . (The White Hat guide's) social-commentary tour combines humour,
respect, philosophical inquiry and amazing historical detail. He creates and
solves mysteries, yet allows participants to draw their own conclusions as
to the scandals and romance of lives lived and lost. . ."
"The feedback forms indicate that for many participants your cemetery
tour was the highlight of the Conference"
Peter, March 1993
"What a wonderful tour. We were inspired by your after dinner address
and decided to come along on your cemetery tour. We never realised what
wonderful stories lay just across the road from where we live. We have
already borrowed two of the books you recommended from our local library."
Peter & Judy, June 1991
Please not that the night tours of the Melbourne Cemetery which ran
for many years under the auspices of the National Trust no longer