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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 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
Thank SoloRedcliffe
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.

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Great visit with family- a lot of history and interesting info. Really depends what guide you get as to the quality of your tour but worth a stop if you’re in Brisbane.

Date of experience: December 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Thanks georgie737!

Reviewed 24 December 2018

I stumbled upon Boggo Road Gaol as a tourist attraction and going on the Officer's Tour with the guide, Tegan, was a worthwhile way to spend 1.5 hours as a one off adventure. It was a reminder that crime never pays and while now a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

Hi there, Wow! Great to hear such awesome feedback about the Officer's Tour - it's a good one! Boggo was a fearful place for those who knew it, and we are proud to showcase such rich culture to locals and tourists alike. Thank you very...More

Reviewed 19 December 2018

Fascinating tour of a really unusual building. I thought the tour was very good value given the knowledge and enthusiasm of the guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

Hi bpsophie2016, Thank you very much! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. - BRG Team

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Booked for the fathers day tour for something different. Myself, Husband and two kids and it was enjoyable for all of us. The guide included everyone that was part of the tour, keeping the kids involved while not leaving out the adults and visa versa....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Hi acampbell714, We are happy to hear you absolutely enjoyed our History tour on Father's Day this year! Thank you so much for all your feedback and it has all been taken on board. Our specialty Prisoner tour is running this Sunday the 16th at...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018

Fascinating tour learning about the history of this old goal and the interesting inmates of the past. Tour guide Jack Sim is very knowledgeable and also runs ghost tours in Brisbane.

Date of experience: January 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hi there, Thank you so much for your feedback! Jack will be very happy to hear he received a personal mention! We enjoyed "locking you up" and hope to see you visit again sometime! - Boggo Road Gaol team

Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Did the Boggo Road Gaol tour. It was really interesting, tour guide Tom was very knowledgeable about the history of the gaol and inmates. Well worth it!

Date of experience: December 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Hi Suey, We love hearing that you enjoyed our History Tour and Tom will be ecstatic to hear he received a personal mention! We hope to have you visit for one of our specialty tours in the future! - Boggo Road Gaol team

Reviewed 28 November 2018

Our guide was brilliant! Very informative and outgoing! The place itself is historical, very close to the city, so not a big hassle to get to.

Date of experience: November 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hi Chrissaramirez, Thank you so much for your review! We thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Glad to hear you enjoyed being "locked up" with us! We hope to see you escape the 21st century with us again sometime! - Boggo Road Gaol team

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Historical place, perfect for those interested in the history of the jail system in Australia. You will learn how the judicial system in England fail it’s citizens creating overcrowded jails forcing them to send prisoners to Australia. I noticed young children got bored!More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hi Carolina, Thank you so much for your feedback! We loved to hear how you enjoyed being steeped in some of Australia's history. We are sad to hear that you saw some of the young children were bored but we take all feedback on board...More

Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

We booked 2 for this tour on a Monday evening. We walked to Boggo road from Southbank, which took about 35 minutes. However there are no shortage of Uber drivers in town if you prefer to drive. Our tour guide was Sam, who had extensive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hi Marcia, We have honestly loved reading your review! We are ecstatic to hear you enjoyed our Ghost tour here at Boggo Road Gaol. A spooktacular evening is what we always strive to achieve! We hope you enjoyed being "locked up" with us and we...More

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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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