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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
+61 411 111 903
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hubby and I loved learning about the history of Boggo road Gaol/Jail Our guide, Kim, was super knowledgeable and knew everything there is to know about the gaols dark history. Kim was also quite funny and kept us all engaged! We look forward to Returning...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting tour of how offenders were incsasreated in earlier period of out history. There are 4 different tours. Each one equally interesting. Highly recommended when visiting Brisbane

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank allanf683
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great. Would highly recommend it to people interested in the history of Brisbane. Recommend the night tour as well as the day tour.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank therougepilot2407
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for the history tour and stayed for the gallows tour also. I had an awesome time learning about the goal. The tour guide was fantastic and very informative. Jack was amazing and took time to answer any questions. We had a small group...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chriskro1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is a MUST when visiting Brisbane. Super interesting and a great way to learn about Queensland's justice and penal system. Our tour guide (I think it was Kim??) was incredible! She made the tour very interesting by telling tons of stories about all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mzhl670
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and Informative Tour guide - good for all group sizes. Had a fantastic time and stayed for another tour after the first! Got my book signed by the Author whilst I was there (which I bought from the book store) Thanks for a great...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jennifer-Foster60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun on this tour! Kim was great, and she knew her stuff very Well. And you could tell she was passionate about her job, and the stories behind this prison! Would recomend for everyone.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amandalrke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience 😊 my partner & I went on a Tuesday at 11am for the history tour, and I’m super glad we did. Tegan our tour guide was so friendly & informative! 👌🏼 I could definitely see her passion & enthusiasm for the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank isabellar514
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter (30) wanted to do this moreso than myself initially but having done the history & gallows tours, I would certainly recommend it to anyone thinking of taking any of the tours. Although Boggo Rd Gaol wasn't it's real name; it's what it became...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Amazing! Thank you so much for this incredible feedback anthonyo370, we are so glad you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Took some overseas family here years ago, a great experience And well worth it. Makes you appreciate how tough times were here and not that lthey long ago either..highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much Bugs1963!

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Response from 0000pts | Reviewed this property |
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