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

Join us on the ultimate overnight paranormal investigation. Visit Australia's home to the criminally insane, J Ward Lunatic Asylum. Your night starts with a 2 hour ghost tour of the home of notorious criminals including Chopper Read, Gary Webb and William Wallace. Enjoy a casual supper of pizza and soft drink in the original dining room and then follow our expert paranormal investigation team as they 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. End the night sleeping in the original, unrenovated gaol cells.

Maximum group size 15 guests. Adults only.

Approximate Duration: Starts 8pm, ends approximately 7 am  Venue: Mainly Indoors Terrain: Moderate walking, some steps

Paranormal Activity: Very High


8pm Ghost Tour

Join us on a 2 hour ghost tour of the J Ward Lunatic Asylum 


Enjoy a casual supper with pizza and soft drinks in the original dining room 


Join our paranormal investigators as we investigate the West Wing, J Ward Block, Shower Block, Exercise Yards, Governors Bathroom, original kitchen and grounds on a 3 hour paranormal investigation.

Overnight Stay

Accommodation is in original, unrenovated cells. There are no shower facilities.

7am Checkout

What to bring

bring your own mattress/camp mat and sleeping bag.  Torch, sleeping bag, very warm clothes, snack/drinks (no alcohol)

No refunds. Change of date permitted with a minimum of 7 days notice
BEFORE your scheduled experience for a fee of $39 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: 720
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1 Max 15

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $149.00pp


  • Refreshments Available
  • Toilets
  • Full Instruction

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