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Located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Boggo Road was one of the most notorious prisons of the Twentieth century. The former prison has reopened as a cultural-heritage tourist attraction which offer tours and events. Through Historical Tours...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Annerley Road | Dutton Park, Brisbane, Queensland 4102, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked the tour online and arriving some half our early, we checked in and found that we had been registered correctly. However it was a bit disappointing that on a Saturday there were no shops open in the vicinity where we could get a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kennyhall1944
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it! Great to see and hear the stories of the old jail. Our tour guide was lovely and very experienced and knowledgeable in what she was saying. Loved the chance to take photos! Would definitely go again.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LarissaC2654
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much LarissaC2654! We really appreciate your feedback. - BRG Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was brilliant. We did the 1.5 hour tour at 11am. Our kids (5 and 8) loved it. The guide Jack was fantastic -- a great orator who literally wrote the book on the history of Boggo road gaol. Lots of great stories and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gibberblot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting, good tour guide. But not a top-thing to-do, IMO visiting from another country. Probably of more interest for families or those into local history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dllawson79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing 90 min tour of this historical Jail with Jack Sim. My grandchildren loved it too. Great guide with so much knowledge of the history and daily life in this Jail. A Brisbane "must see" when Visitors arrive too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SoloRedcliffe
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much SoloRedcliffe! We are so glad to hear you and your family had such an amazing experience with Jack at Boggo Road Gaol.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit with family- a lot of history and interesting info. Really depends what guide you get as to the quality of your tour but worth a stop if you’re in Brisbane.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank georgieg737
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks georgie737!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stumbled upon Boggo Road Gaol as a tourist attraction and going on the Officer's Tour with the guide, Tegan, was a worthwhile way to spend 1.5 hours as a one off adventure. It was a reminder that crime never pays and while now a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jazznhanoi2010
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Wow! Great to hear such awesome feedback about the Officer's Tour - it's a good one! Boggo was a fearful place for those who knew it, and we are proud to showcase such rich culture to locals and tourists alike. Thank you very...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating tour of a really unusual building. I thought the tour was very good value given the knowledge and enthusiasm of the guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bpsophie2016
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi bpsophie2016, Thank you very much! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. - BRG Team

Reviewed December 11, 2018

Booked for the fathers day tour for something different. Myself, Husband and two kids and it was enjoyable for all of us. The guide included everyone that was part of the tour, keeping the kids involved while not leaving out the adults and visa versa....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank acampbell714
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi acampbell714, We are happy to hear you absolutely enjoyed our History tour on Father's Day this year! Thank you so much for all your feedback and it has all been taken on board. Our specialty Prisoner tour is running this Sunday the 16th at...More

Reviewed December 9, 2018

Fascinating tour learning about the history of this old goal and the interesting inmates of the past. Tour guide Jack Sim is very knowledgeable and also runs ghost tours in Brisbane.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank V1389CHadamm
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Hi there, Thank you so much for your feedback! Jack will be very happy to hear he received a personal mention! We enjoyed "locking you up" and hope to see you visit again sometime! - Boggo Road Gaol team

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You should have no problem walking around the site and I am fairly positive that the guide will accommodate you should you have any concerns.... The only obstacle you may encounter which will definitely be not of bounds is... More
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