Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), Brisbane: Hours, Address, Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) Reviews: 4.5/5

Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
About
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, historical re-enactments, educational experiences and functions & events – the drama and stories of human beings, their failings and their achievements, within the walls of Boggo Road Gaol, are brought to life. Enter. Escape the 21st century…
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walt101
Easter Island, Chile83 contributions
Apr. 2022
The tour was fun. I didn't find it scary, though some of the stories were both interesting and gruesome. Our guide was good, with lots of interesting tales of life inside, escapes, executions, ghostly visits by ex-prisoners, and the appearance of a ghostly cat called Tripod (he had three legs).

I'd also recommend them for their great customer service. Having booked a few weeks in advance, one of our party (my 11-year-old niece) became a COVID close contact and had to isolate for the week, just before the tour. The organisers were so helpful in re-arranging another date.

So, excellent customer service, great tales of a darker side of Brisbane's history, and a fun way to spend an evening with friends or family.
Written 6 April 2022
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Thank you for the fantastic feedback walt101, and for the 5 stars! We are so glad that we could accommodate your family onto this unmissable experience! Look forward to "locking you up" again soon!
Written 10 April 2022
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Lara H
Lovina Beach, Indonesia1 contribution
So glad we did this tour. Kim did an amazing job of making it all come alive. Filling us in on all the interesting stories of characters who had stayed there. We are listening to podcasts now to continue this macabre journey.
Written 28 March 2022
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Thank you for the fantastic feedback 752larah, and for the 5 stars! We will pass on this great feedback to Kim, who will genuinely appreciate it! Look forward to seeing you again on tour soon!
Written 10 April 2022
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junecc
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Mar. 2022
We visited Boggo Road Gaol, yesterday with some friends for a tour. Kim was our guide and made the tour informative and an interesting experience.
Thank you Kim we enjoyed the tour.
Written 22 March 2022
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Thank you for the 5 stars and the review junecc. We're so glad you enjoyed your time inside the bars of the Historic Gaol, and hope to welcome you on tour again soon!
Written 10 April 2022
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Allan M
6 contributions
Mar. 2022
From the time we were locked in to the time we were released.
The tour guide was very passionate about the history and was very clear, distinct and made the Gaol come alive again. (Sorry but cannot remember the name but think it was Kim)
Thank you for retaining and sharing a piece of Brisbane history.
Written 19 March 2022
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Thank you for the 5 stars and the review allanmF5554JX. We're so glad you enjoyed your time inside the bars of the Historic Gaol, and hope to welcome you on tour again soon!
Written 20 March 2022
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Daniella
1 contribution
Feb. 2022
An informative and wonderful private escapes tour with the knowledgable Jack Sim! What an incredible physical landmark and piece of Australian history. So much to learn behind these walls. Our family was intrigued by the tactics, the nature of the crimes and the risk taking by a few of the obstinate and bold characters, the escapees of the goal in the past and the life long difficulties ensued. Like being present in a fiction narration, hard to believe it did actually happen. Jack Sim is a wealth of knowledge and we felt privileged by his insightful inferences. A wonderful experience and highly recommend for families too over the school holidays.
Written 19 March 2022
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Thank you daniellapeters for your wonderful review of our tour and guide, Jack. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to him, and look forward to seeing you on tour again in the future!
Written 20 March 2022
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cheryl Q
2 contributions
Mar. 2022
This tour was excellent , the tour guide was full of so much information. covered everything you needed to know or wanted to know,The gaol has been kept in very good original condition, easy to find as well
Written 15 March 2022
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Thank you 990cherylq for the 5 stars and fantastic feedback! We look forward to welcoming you behind bars again soon!
Written 20 March 2022
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Annie452
Greater Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Mar. 2022
Brilliant tour and commentary by Kim. This tour is well worth the time. All areas of the gaol explored and great history information provided. Our tour guide was very patient and knowledgeable.
Written 15 March 2022
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Thank you for the fantastic feedback Annie452, and for the 5 stars! We will pass on this great feedback to Kim, who will genuinely appreciate it! Hope to "lock you up" again soon!
Written 15 March 2022
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Duncan Miller
3 contributions
Mar. 2022
We found this tour of Boggo Road jail very interesting and informative. It was great to see the gaol from the inside and hear the stories of some of the inmates and their predicaments.
Highly recommended.
Written 14 March 2022
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Thank you for the 5 stars and the review dtmillernz. We're so glad you enjoyed your time inside the bars of the Historic Gaol, and hope to welcome you on tour again soon!
Written 15 March 2022
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Shaunah U
Currumbin, Australia1 contribution
Mar. 2022
We had a fantastic time on the tour. I went with my husband and two sons (10yo and 5yo). The boys loved going into the cells and the exercise yard. The tour guide was very information and accomodating of all the questions, including those from the kids. There was plenty of time to have a look around on our own as well.
Written 14 March 2022
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Thank you for the stars shaunahu! So golad that your whole family could come along and enjoy the tour, and we will pass on the fantastic feedback to Kim as well. Thanks for getting locked up with us!
Written 15 March 2022
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generationmum
Canberra, Australia197 contributions
Feb. 2022
Great history tour by Caitlyn, who has a lot of knowledge. Could imagine there would be a few stories to tell by inmates past and would love to do the ghost tour one day. I remember back in the 80s driving past on the way to work and seeing the guards on the top, was a much larger gaol back then as two of the wings have been demolished and now surrounded by high rise apartments so poor old gaol looks strange surrounded by these ugly new buildings.
Written 8 February 2022
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Thanks so much for your great review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Caitlin! We look forward to welcoming you on tour again soon.
Written 10 February 2022
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Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) is open:
  • Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fri - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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