Visit Australia's former home of the criminally insane, the J Ward Lunatic Asylum, about two hours outside of Melbourne. During this evening experience, check out the museum that now sits here before the 2-hour guided ghost tour begins. The tour introduces you to some of the notorious criminals who resided in the ward, including Chopper Read, as you explore the grounds in search of the souls who still linger here.
Tours run every Friday & Saturday evening.
What You'll Get
Your ghost tour takes place at J Ward Lunatic Asylum in Ararat, roughly a 2-hour drive from Melbourne. Explore the museum before your tour starts.
The ghost tour immerses you in the high level of paranormal activity at this former home of Australia’s criminally insane, including such criminals as Chopper Read, Gary Webb, and William Wallace. With your guide, explore the governor's bathroom, hangman's gallows, original kitchen, shower block, grave sites, West Wing, J Ward Block, and the exercise yards in search of the souls who still roam the building. Learn about the governors who murdered inmates, hear of prisoners buried on the grounds, and try to find some of the many spirits trapped within these walls.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 12 years
- Children 12 and over must be accompanied by a supervising adult ticket holder
- Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended
- The 2-hour tour is mostly indoors with moderate walking and some steps
- Tours take place in wet weather; in the case of extreme weather, the local tour operator will contact you directly to offer alternative options
- Local guide
- Live commentary
- Entry/Admission - J Ward Museum Complex
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Girdlestone Street, Girdlestone St, Ararat VIC 3377, Australia
Returns to original departure point
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Lantern Ghost Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.
This offer is not eligible for promo codes.
The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.