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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 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was so much better then we expected. Kim our guide was fun and had so much knowledge. Really worth a visit and we anticipate attending for the other tours available at the Goal.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rachaelg458
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much rachaelg458!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children). Had a great tour of Boggo Road Gaol. Our guide Samantha, oh sorry, I mean Kim, was awesome. She was very informative and descriptive and made the tour interesting and funny (And she’s not scary...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank perryc249
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi perryc249, thank you very much for your feedback! We'll let Kim know you were so impressed with her tour and hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can honestly say this tour is one of the best I have ever done. Kim our tour guide was knowledgeable and personable. You could tell she really cared for the history of the place as well as knowing when to give a few laughs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank laurasW9727CE
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this absolutely fantastic feedback laurasW9727CE, we're so glad that you had such an incredible experience here at Boggo Road Gaol with Kim. This kind of feedback makes us so happy!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gaol has a very interesting history, a cat is included. The gaol opened in 1883 as the Brisbane Gaol. Used mainly as a holding prison for those serving short sentences or on remand, its initial infamy came from it being a place of execution....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JJ B
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks JJB! We appreciate your kind words very much.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tour with a wonderful and well knowledgeable tour guide who was extremely well read and versed on the history and events of the jail site. His explanation brought you back to the time period where you could vividly picture all the details....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sajjybelle
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this amazing feedback Sajjybelle! We really appreciate knowing you had such a great experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went for the daily historic tour at 11am which was very interesting and let’s you see the cell blocks and yards. It’s amazing to think of the history within those walls! I ended up staying for the gallows tour which is only half an...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lucyuk2016
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much lucyuk2016! Very glad to hear you enjoyed the History Tour and the Gallows Exhibition!

Reviewed 18 February 2019 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 5 weeks ago

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 14 February 2019

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 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback Maggie M!

Reviewed 13 February 2019 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 14 February 2019

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

Reviewed 13 February 2019 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
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for this fantastic feedback Rob! We'll pass your kind words on to Teghan.

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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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