The Spookiest Ghost Tours in Brisbane
Ghost tours in Brisbane aren't for the faint-hearted, people - you won't find Casper the Friendly Ghost in these parts!
If you have what it takes to brave Brisbane after dark, ghost tours are a lot of fun for adventure-seekers aged five and up and will ignite a passion, excitement and bravery you never knew you had lurking inside. Explore Brisbane City landmarks and gravestones after dark and learn about Brisbane’s history and culture at the same time - winning!
Six Extremely Creepy Ghost Tours in Brisbane
1. Boggo Road Gaol Ghost Tour
Experience the haunting atmosphere within the walls of Boggo Road Gaol in this 1.5-hour ghost tour in Brisbane. As you explore the cold and damp prison cells and exercise yard, your guide will spook you silly with creepy ghost stories passed on from warders and prisoners. You’ll also learn about the gaol’s history, executions, and life and death inside the gaol.
Boggo Road Gaol Tours run Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights from 7.30 pm. Note: Boggo Road Gaol has a particularly violent past, so this tour is recommended for those aged 10 and over.
2. Brisbane City Ghost Tour
For one of the creepiest ghost tours in Brisbane, you can't go past a ghostly tour of Brisbane City. A haunted lift, an arcade ghost and an undead politician are just some of the creepy tales you’ll hear on the Brisbane City Ghost Tour ran by Ghost Tours Australia. Uncover Brisbane’s ghostly past as you explore the creepy streets of our river city. You will visit the Haunted Hall and the site of Australia’s earliest documented ghost story. The 1.5-hour guided tours are available every Thursday and Sunday night from 7.30 pm. Family passes are available, as well as discounted tickets for kids aged five to 17.
3. Toowong Cemetery Ghost Tour
Exploring a cemetery after dark? Now that's what we call spooky! Explore the graves and tombs of this beautiful haunted cemetery, the final resting place of over 120,000 souls. The two-hour historic Toowong Cemetery Ghost Tour is led by an eerie guide who will take you behind the gates of one of the most haunted burial grounds in Australia. Hear 13 real ghost stories of haunted graves, including the Black Widow, The Angel and the Black Prince. Locked by day, the only time to explore this burial site is by night – and best you don’t do it alone!
4. South Brisbane (Dutton Park) Cemetery Ghost Tour
Discover the dark side of Dutton Park Cemetery on one of the most popular ghost tours in Brisbane. As one of Queensland’s oldest cemeteries, Dutton Park Ghost Tour is full of history and haunted tales. In this two-hour tour, you’ll hear stories about local residents, prisoners from nearby Boggo Road Gaol, and murder mysteries. Note: some of the stories shared contain mature themes.
5. St Helena Island Ghost Tour
For one of the more family-friendly ghost tours, book into St Helena Island. Pretend you’re a prisoner for the night and spend an evening at the St Helena Island Prison - now that's a night you won't forget! The entertaining St Helena Island Ghost Tour and roving theatre show is fun for the whole family. Prepare to explore the prison and cemetery and hear tales of the island’s ghostly past. You’ll be treated to a dinner, dessert and a sing-along too!
6. Newstead House
**Please note that Newstead House is currently closed.**
Probably one of the most family-friendly ghost tours of the lot is Newstead House. Beautifully preserved, Newstead House is open to the public on weekends. Legendary ghost stories abound in this stately home built in the 1800s. Make sure you keep an eye out for billowing curtains when the windows aren’t open, strange noises, flickering lights and shadowy figures. Many believe the ghost of the Wickham children’s nanny haunts the halls to this day.
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