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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 11 February 2019

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 13 February 2019

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 10 February 2019

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 13 February 2019

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

Reviewed 1 February 2019 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 4 February 2019

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

Reviewed 31 January 2019 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 13 February 2019

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 23 January 2019 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 13 February 2019

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

Reviewed 13 January 2019

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

Thank you very much kennyhall1944, we're glad to know you enjoyed your tour (despite the heat). - BRG Team

Reviewed 9 January 2019 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
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

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

Reviewed 7 January 2019 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
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

Hi gibberblot, thank you very much for this incredible feedback! - BRG Team

Reviewed 7 January 2019 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
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

Hi Dana, thank you for your feedback. We do tend to encourage avid jail-hunters to pop by but we can understand if our History Tour was just not for you. - BRG Team

Reviewed 4 January 2019

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
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

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.

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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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