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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 January 2014

A visit to one of the remaining wings of the Gaol, this is a tour of an empty building that has been left neglected what looks to be little to zero maintenance since its closure in 1989, it is getting run down a shame when...More

Date of experience: January 2014
1  Thank ShayneBB
Reviewed 31 December 2013

My wife and I took the guided tour of Boggo Road Gaol today and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the gaol and the stories that lied therein, and allowed you to get up close - where possible -...More

Date of experience: December 2013
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at Boggo Road Gaol. Thank you again for writing your review and we look forward to seeing you again on one of our other tours soon! Regards, Boggo Road Gaol Team.

Reviewed 5 December 2013

Went there with my husband and my two 15 years kids on a Sunday morning. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The young lady was very informative, and had the answers to any questions we had. Make sure you are wearing a hat and bring water...More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank Pixie211063
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at Boggo Road Gaol. Thank you again for writing your review and we look forward to seeing you again on one of our other tours soon! Regards, Boggo Road Gaol Team.

Reviewed 17 November 2013

I really enjoyed my tour. I was the only person booked for a morning tour on the day that I arrived, but the guide (Toby) was still happy to take me through and was very knowledgeable. It is difficult to believe that the facility was...More

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank 762cathyr
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We had a tour of the gaol today - well worth the visit. Our guide was Toby - well done. Toby provided us with facts and dates - I don't know how he remembered all the dates,and antidotes of some of the more famous inmates.

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank 75pam1955
Reviewed 16 September 2013

I am a Brisbane local so grew up hearing stories of how bad Boggo Road was for those incarcerated within it's walls. For years I rode the train past Dutton Park Station with those big white razor wire topped walls looming over us. So when...More

Date of experience: September 2013
3  Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 1 September 2013

My partner and son and I attended a tour this morning. The young lady guiding us was very well rehearsed and knew her history perfectly. I found it very interesting and a huge learning curve. Alot of the younger kids could do with this hands...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank Kiwi-chik2013
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Friends wanted to do this tour, so we tagged along, not knowing what to expect. We were met by an appropriately dressed young man (I suspect he's an actor) and he conducted the tour very well. He takes you to all the important parts of...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Locked in not easy to escape. An hour and a half of a very young girl reciting exactly what we had read on the website that morning. We all stood around looking at this person while she talked and talked and talked, we were discouraged...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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BoggoRoadGaol, Front Office Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Apologies that you did not enjoy your tour. We do endeavour to continually improve our tours and your feedback is much appreciated. I would like to address a few of the issues you had with your tour in order to clear a few things up....More

Reviewed 22 August 2013

My husband and I went on the Boggo Road Gaol daytime tour and really enjoyed every bit of it. Our guide Michelle was fantastic and very interesting to listen to. We have been on a lot of jail tours and this tour was up there...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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BoggoRoadGaol, Front Office Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2013

Thank-you for such positive feedback, we look forward to locking you up again in the future!

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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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