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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 2 days ago via mobile

My partner and I love exploring. After visiting the Melbourne gaol we were beyond keen to visit the elusive boggo road Our guide Romany was a breath of fresh air and information. How she managed to fit as much as she did into 90 minutes...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gracejohns
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow! Thank you Gracejohns, we are thrilled to have all of this amazing feedback from you! We'll pass this on to Jack and Romany, and we hope to see you again some day!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were trying to fit too much of Brisbane into too few days. This is an experience I'll pay true diligence to before introducing it to future visitors so I can give them the best experience - rather than the short stop visit we did...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank maggie m
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your feedback Maggie M!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide (Teagan). Interesting displays. Well worth $25.00 for 90 minute tour

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rosemary R
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your positive feedback Rosemary! We'll pass this one on to Teghan as well. - BRG Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a relatively modern gaol (early 1900s) with an interesting past. Our tour was quite personnel as there were only 4 of us on it. The staff are very friendly, and Teagan our young tour guide was very knowledgeable and was good at getting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rob I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Very good value for money and an amazing experience for anyone interested in the history of the prison. Thoroughly enjoyed exploring the old prison cells and listening to stories of the history of the jail,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sampomeroy
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much Sampomeroy! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience and felt you got value for the cost of your ticket. We thoroughly appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tours do not happen continuously nor can you just do a self-guided tour. The history tour happens at 11 a.m. and that is what we took. The tour takes you through the jail so you can see very primitive housing and imagine the horrible conditions...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Karen S
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Karen, thank you for your feedback here. Boggo Road Gaol was known locally for being such a horrible place, lacking in proper plumbing and kitchen facilities. You are certainly not wrong about the minuscule crimes of some of the inmates, however it was also...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting history and story. Probably could be better if the guide had a microphone. It was hard to follow at times, especially for those not used to the Aussie accent.

Date of experience: February 2019
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi NicolasvC9523RF, thank you very much for this feedback! We appreciate your bringing this to our attention. - BRG Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did 2 tours. Did the general history tour then the gallows tour. Fabulous history. Worth a visit. Staff very friendly and very informative. Reasonable prices for the tours.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jennifer E
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Jennifer! We're so glad we could share the Boggo Road experience with you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t enjoy this tour. Seeing the inside of the gaol was interesting however It would have been much more interesting if we had someone a little more credible take the tour. We had a young girl who tried to stay in character, but here...More

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

Hi LABell65, thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you did not have the most 100% experience with your guide and we will take this on board moving forward. - BRG Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great tour, Kim the guide was very informative and could answer all our questions, my 10yr old loved learning about our history in such an interactive way. Already planning to visit again for the ghost tour. Highly recommend

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank SuzFinn
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much SuzFinn! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Kim and are considering coming back again - we'd love to have you! - BRG Team

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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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