Tours and Activities


 Love Stories for the Ages - A Twilight Tour

With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is, as they say, in the air. Boroondara Cemetery has some great love stories, the most amazing being that of John and Annie Springthorpe.

But there are many kinds of love from unrequited love to fleeting love and we'd love to share their stories with you.

Meet at the cemetery gates.  Cash or eftpos available.

Saturday, 10th February at 5:00 pm

 Cost: $15.00; Members: $10.00

Ned Kelly – Hero or Villain

His name has become synonymous with courage, the phrase “game as Ned Kelly” having become part of the Australian lexicon. 

Regardless of your viewpoint the Kelly legend is enshrined in Australian folklore.  Join us and hear about some of those whose lives became linked with Ned’s.

This walk is part of the National Trust Heritage Festival* 
Saturday, 11th May at 2:00 pm
 Cost: $15.00; Members & NT Members: $10.00

Tours will leave from the cemetery gates at the cnr High Street and Parkhill Road, Kew at the time designated.  Expected duration for our tours is around two hours.  We recommend wearing good walking shoes.

Please note that spaces are limited and bookings are essential.  For further details call Pauline on 0417 278 950 and leave a  message or email

Private Group Tours

Subject to availability we conduct weekday (or weekend) tours for community groups.  We can tailor a tour to suit or choose from of our list:
  • Best of the Best - a cross-section of some of the more high-profile monuments and memorials
  • Ned Kelly 
  • Retail Therapy - household names
  • Explosive Characters
  • Murder, Mayhem & Mishaps
  • Untimely Ends
  • Crime & Punishment - lawmakers and lawbreakers
  • Ripping Yarns - some of the best stories
  • Ladies in Residence - showcases the wonderful women of Melbourne's past
  • Our Military Heritage  

If you are interested in organising one of these tours for your group, please contact us on