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Boggo Road Gaol Historical Tours

Annerley Road, Dutton Park

The History of Boggo Road Gaol Tour: 1 ($15), 2 ($30), 3 ($45), 4 ($60), 5 ($75) or 6 People ($90) (Up to $165 Value)

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Highlights

Take 90 minutes to explore one of the original cell blocks of the Boggo Road Gaol, led by a guide full of stories about the place

Recent Positive Reviews

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Jennifer
2 ratings2 reviews
March 4, 2020
Great informative tour. Lots of information given with a lovely theatrical gentleman. One of the 3 tours that they conduct.
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Gwenda
4 ratings4 reviews
February 27, 2020
Very informative and friendly staff. Kim was an excellent tour guide and answered all our questions.
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Guest
1 ratings1 reviews
February 24, 2020
Was very interesting, but not a lot of photographs of the past and not a lot of the old prison is still standing. I believe they have heaps of photos and memorabilia but are still yet to catalogue it all yet, then when they do, they need to display it, will make it a lot more interesting.
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Edward
1 ratings1 reviews
February 22, 2020
One of the best tours i have been on highly reccomended
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Monika
1 ratings1 reviews
February 15, 2020
A fascinating and poignant piece of Brisbane history. We were surprised at how inhumane and unsanitary conditions were at Boggo Road, even well into the 1980s.
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Sue
3 ratings3 reviews
February 11, 2020
Excellent informative tour
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AnneHELPFUL REVIEWER
3 ratings2 reviews
February 1, 2020
Interesting insight into Queensland's prison system, would have enjoyed it more if more rooms were opened, ie guards quarters and Superintendent's house. Would also like to see more care put into preserving wall art and "poetry" on cell walls. Well worth a visit.
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Lisa
2 ratings1 reviews
February 3, 2020
Great tour the guide was very knowledgeable
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What You'll Get

The Deal

$15 for entry to the History of Boggo Road Gaol tour for one person (total value up to $27.50)

$30 for entry to the History of Boggo Road Gaol tour for two people (total value up to $55)

$45 for entry to the History of Boggo Road Gaol tour for three people (total value up to $82.50)

$60 for entry to the History of Boggo Road Gaol tour for four people (total value up to $110)

$75 for entry to the History of Boggo Road Gaol tour for five people (total value up to $137.50)

$90 for entry to the History of Boggo Road Gaol tour for six people (total value up to $165)

Highlights

  • Tour goes through Number 2 Division, the source of rooftop protests and home to “lifers”
  • The Divison has been preserved in the state it has been when it closed down in November 1989
  • Tour guide offers commentaries and stories on the accessible parts of the Gaol
  • Five themes available at regularly scheduled times

The Fine Print

• Limit of 2 vouchers per person
• Purchase up to 2 additional as gifts
• Please arrive 15 mins prior to appointment time
• All participants must wear enclosed footwear
• Strictly online bookings only, phone bookings or walk-ins will not be accepted
• Tours run in all weather
• Max attendance per tour is 25 people
• Check availability before purchase
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About Boggo Road Gaol Historical Tours

Stage to many alleged haunting happenings, Boggo Road Gaol is a heritage-listed prison that operated for over a century - from 1883 to 1989. The site is the only surviving intact gaol in Queensland and is currently closed to the public, save for the guided historical tours that take visitors through the most notorious parts of the building. The prison saw such infamous figures as “Houdini of Boggo Road” escapologist, jail-breaker “Slim” Halliday and the Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub fire-bombers James Richard Finch and John Andrew Stuart. Hundreds of other nameless women and men served their times as inmates, many of whom saw the end of their life there. 42 prisoners were hanged on-site, with the last execution happening in 1913. The gaol was a witness to many other historical scenes, including dramatic escapes, riots, hunger-strikes and roof-top protests.