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Boggo Road Gaol Historical Tours

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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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

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SamanthaHELPFUL REVIEWER
1 ratings1 reviews
5 days ago
This tour was interesting. I learned some cool information about the history of the gaol and really enjoyed hearing stories about hat went on. I do feel like the tour was a bit long for the information we received. We ran overtime so were there for just under 2 hours when the tour should have been 90 minutes. We went inside 2 separate cell blocks but I think only 1 was necessary because they were basically both the same. I think a condensed 45min to an hour tour would be better, or alternatively, a self guided tour. I also think it would be improved if there were some more interactive aspects. For example, it would be great if there was an opportunity to get a photo op, maybe behind bars with a sign that says "Boggo Rd Gaol". Just something to make it a bit special. There was also an interview room as we were exiting the building that we rushed past, that I would have liked to see. Our host, Tegan(?) was very enthusiastic for someone so young which was impressive. I would not recommend the tour for kids, because I think it would be pretty boring for them, but for history buffs it is an ok tour for the price, because it is quite cheap. Not amazing, and probably wouldn't go to their other tours based on this one, but it is a good little time filler.
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Wayne
2 ratings2 reviews
January 12, 2020
good history tour
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Guest
1 ratings1 reviews
January 11, 2020
Very interesting tour of the gaol and good commentary from Jack as he walked us through the gaol gates, to the yard into the cells and told us about the history of the gaol and explained what is still standing as a heritage site.
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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.

Boggo Road Gaol Historical Tours

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