Dive into the fascinating history of Brisbane & Ipswich – feel goosebumps when hearing real ghost stories after dark in an old cemetery! Or be your own detective and hear of crimes from long ago on Historic Australia’s Bloody Brisbane CBD Crime tour at night in the heart of Brisbane!
No extras are jumping out with sheets on these tours – just real history told entertainingly. Celebrating 25 years in January 2023, Historic Australia offers local Ghost and Crime tours around Brisbane & Ipswich.
Come and explore the dark, forgotten history of the Brisbane and Ipswich area. Treat your family to a unique learning experience unlike anything they will learn in school. All tours begin at 7:30pm and are recommended for a teenage audience.
Learn about our fascinating past – including legends and tales
Historic Australia operates tours. Jack Sim, director of HA, and the team have been running historic tours & experiences since 1998 – including historic Boggo Road Jail.
Bloody Brisbane CBD Crime Tour
This walking history tour is perfect for aspiring teenage criminologists fascinated with history. Explore Brisbane’s dark past in an informative yet entertaining way. Their tour guide will share stories such as Brisbane’s last public execution, the cinema shoot-out, a mad butcher, and an important lady who vanished – all true stories long forgotten of people who once walked the very same streets you do today. This tour is wheelchair and mobility aid accessible. Not recommended for those under 12 years.
2 hours duration
Toowong Cemetery Ghost Tour – The Original
Hear true ghost stories on this spooky walk through Brisbane’s largest cemetery. Hear tales of the oldest grave in Toowong, a statue that comes to life, and a champion boxer whose ghost story thrilled generations of teenagers long ago. To celebrate 25 years of operation, Ghost Tours Australia has a special school holiday price for the month of January (2023)- $25 per person (Adults)! This tour is wheelchair and mobility aid accessible. Suitable 10 years and over.
2 hours duration
Haunted Ipswich CBD Ghost Tour
This tour is a fantastic family activity and a wonderful night out. Ipswich is steeped in ghosts, legends and mystery – there are many tales to tell. Join the Haunted Ipswich CBD Ghost Tour to discover the truth behind the legends. Visit the historic Hotel Metropole, hear the mystery of the skulls, and keep an eye out for the elusive Mrs Ginn. This tour is wheelchair and mobility aid accessible. Suitable 10 years and over.
2 hours duration
South Brisbane (Dutton Park) Cemetery Ghost Tour
This walking tour tells of the ghost stories of many of the most notorious criminals from Brisbane’s very own Boggo Road Jail. Many of the inhabitants of this burial site are at rest, but some are not. Hear the tragic tale of Selina, visit prisoners buried in the Devil’s Plot, and learn about a man believed to have been buried alive! Book a tour today to give your child an interest in the more unique aspects of Brisbane’s history. This tour includes many very steep hills and has challenges for wheelchairs and those with mobility aids. Suitable 10 years and over.
2 hours duration.
The Lutwyche Cemetery Haunted History Tour
Lutwyche Cemetery on Brisbane’s northside has been a place to tell ghost stories for generations. Hear true stories of historic Lutwyche Cemetery including a little ghost girl, the Grey Nun, the plague in Brisbane, the house by the cemetery, the dead-end road and more. This tour is wheelchair and mobility aid accessible. Suitable 10 years and over.
1.5 hours duration.
Frequently asked questions
Q – Do I need to attend the tour with my teen?
A – Participants aged 15 and below need a responsible adult to accompany them
Q – What sort of a fitness level do these tours require?
A – Majority of our tours only require a low – moderate fintess ability. Some may require you to traverse steep hills or some stairs, so please check the disability requirements for each tour to be sure!
Q – Is there a dress code?
A- All participants are required to wear flat-soled enclosed shoes. Thongs, sandals and high heels will not be permitted on tour. Horror costumes/ makeup/ masks are not permitted to be worn. Historic Australia reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone wearing a horror costume that is deemed inappropriate or distasteful.
We just completed the Toowong Cemetery tour with Andrew who contributed greatly to the moment which was rich in history, wonder and atmosphere.
Great value for money. Five Stars for Andrew and Jack. We will definitely be back. Naomi M
What a great night. Perfect clear conditions although i would have loved the ambience of a rainy, misty eve. The commentator was amazing. Well rehearsed stories embellished by his natural flair for story telling he held us engrossed for the entire time. He was funny, inclusive, safety driven and so full of knowledge. I will be attending more of your tours very soon. Anissa T:
Nadine LWent on the Bloody Brisbane Coach tour and had a fantastic time. I have lived in Brisbane since 2008 and learnt a lot about my own city. Jack is a really engaging tour leader with lots of great stories. Would absolutely recommend for locals and tourists alike. I am keen to go on some of the other tours as well.
Absolutely amazing and so informative, came on the crime tour with my twin to learn about the city’s locations and some history! :)) 10/10 would recommend! Guide was soooo friendly and intelligent! Koxumee O
Crime and Ghost Tours Brisbane booking information
For Crime tours go to: http://crimetoursaustralia.com.au/
For Ghost tours go to: http://ghosttoursaustralia.com.au/