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Meet at J Ward, Girdlestone Street, Ararat 3377  *2.5 hour drive from Melbourne

Visit Australia's home to the criminally insane, J Ward Lunatic Asylum. Explore the museum followed by a ghost tour of the home of notorious criminals including Chopper Read, Gary Webb and William Wallace. Explore the governor's bathroom, hangman's gallows, original kitchen, showerblock, grave sites, West Wing, J Ward Block, exercise yards and grounds in search of the souls that still linger. Learn of governors whose spirits are still lurking, prisoners buried in the grounds and the many souls trapped within these walls.

Approximate Duration: 2 hours 

Venue: Mainly Indoors 

Terrain: Moderate walking, some steps

Paranormal Activity: Very High

*Due to the nature of stories, children must be 12+ for the J Ward Tour*

No refunds. Change of date permitted with a minimum of 48 hours notice
BEFORE your scheduled experience for a fee of $5 per order. New date
must be chosen at time of reschedule. Non-attendance and late
cancellation voids your order.

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Key Info

  • alarm Duration: 120
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1 Max 15

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $39.00pp


  • Refreshments Available
  • Toilets
  • Full Instruction

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