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Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

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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
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Annerley Road | Dutton Park, Brisbane, Queensland 4102, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I attended the Former Prisoner and Former Officer Tour of Boggo Road Gaol on Sunday, 23 June, 2019, with my partner and some of my family. It was very enjoyable. I'm the kind of person who enjoys historical tours, and this was truly a unique...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DarkSlinky
Reviewed 3 days ago

Last weekend we visited the prison and did the history tour which was good but advice to those visiting: make sure you check out which tours you really want to do as they don’t show and tell everything in 1 tour. If you want to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Georginaantonia
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went with a group of friends to the Gaol, we hadn’t been there before and I can honestly say everyone enjoyed the experience. It was great to hear the stories of times gone by and to actually see and stand in the cells. I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ann R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this tour last minute on the day we are going home. So glad we did! It was a small tour with 5 people, the best way to do tours. Julie in the visitors centre was very helpful and suggested we have our books...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had a quick look around but it was well worth checking out, so much history here. Situated on the main bus route, it was easy to find.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 677juliea
Reviewed May 20, 2019

We took the 11.00 am morning tour with guide, Tom, who gave us an excellent insight into the life and culture within the Boggo Road Gaol, along with stories of inmates and their escapades (literally). All the tours offered sound interesting but this is the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Seafergie
Reviewed May 19, 2019

This historic Brisbane landmark tour was very interesting, informative and entertaining. Our group of 18 was made very welcome, and we included the Prison Players in our tour, which added more information, entertainment and humour to the tour. All staff members were friendly and very...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank VickiC1359
Reviewed May 17, 2019

We did the ghost tour but it was a little underwhelming. There was a lot of talk but I think it could have been executed better, the stories of the inmates was the most fascinating. To think this could have been lost to developers is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

The tour moved at a leisurely pace allowing all of us to listen to the very knowledgeable guide, look at everything and feel the atmosphere of this old jail.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maxine H
Reviewed May 5, 2019

Our tour guide gave us many nteresting talks about the life and inmates of the gaol. It was interestint to be able to see how the inmates spent their time and see how rough the conditions were.

Date of experience: April 2019
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sandieBrisbane
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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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