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Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation

By Lantern Ghost Tours
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Ages 12-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 2h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Adelaide Gaol
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton SA 5031, Australia
    Adelaide Gaol, 18 Gaol Road , Thebarton, S.A.
  • Option 2
    18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton SA 5031, Australia
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6024P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Lantern Ghost Tours
      28
      Australia
      Joined in January 2010
    • 4VansInACaravan
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very underwhelming experience
      Unfortunately this was a very underwhelming experience for us. The tour guides weren’t knowledgeable at all, and even though we asked questions that they admitted had been asked of them before, they could not answer them. When going into the cells with equipment to pick up paranormal activity, we were told “unfortunately this is a full tour so not everyone would get the chance to have equipment” and only 1 person in every group of 4 got the chance to work with equipment... Pretty bad show considering we all paid full price. When we asked if they had the same teddy bears as we saw on their website video, they had no idea what we were talking about. So if you are after a goal tour with guides just rote learning the script, go for this tour. If you are after an experience where the guides seem interested in what they are presenting to you, keep looking, because this isn’t it.
      Written 14 October 2019
    • Samantha S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Had a fabulous night in goal
      What a fantastic night! This is a must do tour. We went in lockdown and had chances to talk to spirits which was awesome. There were so many stories that highlighted Australian colonial life. Don't hesitate book today
      Written 30 July 2017
    • MarijaL77
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Exceeded expectations
      I expected a historical tour with some ghost stories and got so much more. The guides were passionate and very knowledgeable both about the gaol's history and the paranormal. I did not expect the lock downs and using equipment to communicate with the other side nor did i expect the results. A must do for both history and paranormal buffs as well as the generally curious.
      Written 19 March 2017
    • 0358shirl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Spooky !!!
      What a fantastic night ... If you are sceptical in the beginning the place just might have you believing in ghosts by the end .... The guides were fantastic and extremely knowledgable about the history etc of the jail and its inmates ... The " lockdowns " were just a little scary but definitely worthwhile . Two hours wasn't long enough ...
      Written 28 August 2016
    • biancarogerson
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing and interesting Experience at The Old Adelaide Goal
      Can only say that the two tour guides we had were incredible with their knowledge but also had the passion that kept you interested. My Sister and I experience 3 things that sill stay with us forever! Loved it 😀
      Written 1 April 2016
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles23 reviews
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    Julie M
    Greater Adelaide, Australia18 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Couples
    The tour which was led by Jo was a real disappointment. Jo was friendly however constantly referred to herself about her own experiences in her life which were totally irrelevant. She didn’t really know much about the history of the gaol and had to refer to her guide book constantly. She couldn’t answer many questions that we had and just failed to explain the important historical aspects of the gaol. There were so many opportunities for the ghost tour to be interesting, scary, educational and fun but it missed all of those points. There was not one moment of scariness, nor was there a sense of ghosts. Such a shame.
    Written 2 April 2022
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    Hi Julie , you have the wrong tour company , we don't have a staff member by that name . We share this venue with other operators
    Written 4 April 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Megan C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Friends
    The ghost tour was great learning about the prisoners and the gaol’s history. Our guides Jenna and Ryan were very knowledgeable and answered every question! We also did the Ghost Hunt and it was amazing! Learning about the equipment and communicating with the paranormal in different ways exceeded our expectations! Would definitely recommend the Ghost Hunt!!
    Written 19 April 2023
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    aussie1Sydney
    Sydney, Australia186 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    I know it was a ghost tour but surely you can turn some lights on so we can actually see some of the goal. If you are not into the paranormal this is a waste of time.
    Written 27 September 2022
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    Hi there, thanks for your review. Yes , we provide ghost tours but it sounds like you may be more suited to booking a history tour. Sorry to hear you did not enjoy this ghost tour
    Written 29 September 2022
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    Tasha D
    Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2021 • Family
    I found the Adelaide gaol ghost tour and investigation to be excellent. The hosts were knowledgeable, easy going and also very inclusive of all participants as there were more than one disabled persons who attended.
    Written 7 April 2021
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    Hi Tasha, thanks for adding your review. We love to hear our guests are enjoying the tours , Hope to see you again soon
    Written 7 April 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Crystal
    Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Solo
    Totally informative and creepy, a must do while in Adelaide! You get a chance to actually try and communicate w spirits and get a bit of a feeling of the horror these people had to live with daily.
    Written 31 January 2020
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    Hi there , that's great to hear you attended the Adelaide Gaol ghost tour and loved it, thanks for the 5 star review Happy Haunting!
    Written 13 February 2020
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    Jennine F
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019 • Couples
    Small group of 20, various ages and different levels of belief in ghosts from hard out sceptics to firm believers.

    Two guides did a great job of telling stories of the Gaol, the residents and those who were still around.

    We all experienced contact of different sorts, changes in temperature, reactions on the EMF and even noises on listening devices.

    The time flies by and the group is kept together - no man left behind.

    Highly recommend and would definitely check out other tours
    Written 11 October 2019
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    Hi Jennine, thanks for joining Lantern Tours on tour of the old Adelaide Gaol . That's great to hear you had some paranormal activity and enjoyed the night Hope to see you again soon on another Lantern Ghost Tour Happy Haunting!
    Written 13 October 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Scumgy
    Kundabung, Australia147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2017 • Couples
    It is really nice having your tour guides know a lot about the gaol, this certainly helps. It was not scary but a few young girls were scared. It is a really great tour to do, I recommend it when visiting Adelaide.
    Written 16 December 2017
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    Hello and thank you for your review on the Adelaide Gaol ghost tour. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with Lantern Tours, Hope to see you again soon on another Lantern Ghost Tour.
    Written 20 June 2018
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Borneo50
    Melbourne, Australia153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2016 • Couples
    Our Adelaide Gaol ghost tour had a good balance of Gaol history & the spirits who occupy the gaol. Our guide had an in-depth knowledge of both of these aspects. Our tour also provided an introduction to the paranormal with a chance to use some equipment such as EMF meters & dowsing rods to ask questions to the spirits.

    As far as ghosts, we experienced quite a few different things. Felt something around the neck tightening when in the hanging tower, a full size person going through the door in Yard 2 (googled Elizabeth Woolcock after visiting & what we saw was almost a perfect match to what looks like the Reverend who was with her in one of the images) & activity in the New Building when asking a question about being lonely while in one of the cells.

    While a visit in the day provides a greater chance to see all of the gaol the ghost tour run by Lantern Ghost Tours definitely didn't disappoint.

    Have done a few Lantern Tours: Old Melbourne Ghost Tour (average), Pentridge (very good & interesting) & most recently Adelaide Gaol (probably the best of the 3).
    Written 15 March 2016
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    Markus B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    Definitely worth doing. Our guide was perfect. It's not just for fans of ghosts etc, our guide told us all about the history and that's exactly what I wanted.
    Written 12 February 2024
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    Alana W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic part of South Australian history, with a fantastic tour guide that the kids thoroughly enjoyed. Plenty of fun and laughter with a lot to learn, and seeing the beautiful roses in full bloom too so beautiful, Thankyou so very much Jo for a great tour of the brilliant Adelaide Gaol.
    Written 8 October 2023
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    Hi Alana, thanks so much for your 5 star review . We are happy to have had you join us on the ghost tour & hope to see you again soon, Happy Haunting!
    Written 22 November 2023
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