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“Informative and Educational”
Review of Boggo Road Gaol

Boggo Road Gaol
Ranked #5 of 385 things to do in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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, 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…
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The ghost tour was very informative, and to walk through what used to be a gaol in Brisbane, was fantastic! To walk through and see what their cells looked like, where they went for tasks throughout the day, and the warning before entering anything that could have been disturbing was very good.

Thank stephdyson91
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi stephdyson91,

We think you were looking for the Brisbane Ghost Tours TripAdvisor page!

However, we will pass the great feedback on.

We're glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to host you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

What a great way to spend a day. The tour was very good and made excellent by the tour guide who was very informative. Well worth a visit 5*

Thank Hutdjbddrkml
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi Hutdjbddrkml,

Thank you for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed your tour.

We hope to "lock you up" again soon!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Decided to be a tourist in my own city today. Our guide Jack was amazing. His enthusiasm in his recounting of the lives of prisoners of the not so distant past was infectious and incredibly informative. He truely brought history to life. I felt like we had stepped back into time but without the noise, and stench that must have permitted the air.
Highly recommended tour.

Thank Kim Q
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi Booflower,

Thank you for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed your tour.

Our Managing Director, Jack is a great and knowledgeable tour guide - we are so glad you enjoyed his company!

We hope to "lock you up" again soon!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Such an informative and memorable experience. Jack has so much passion and knowledge about Brisbane city history. My son and I loved listening to his stories while we climbing inside the old cells.
We made a day out of it, stopping at Southbank for lunch then train to Dutton Park. Very short walk from Train station to Gaol. Picked up some interesting reading for the train trip home. Book written by Jack our guide.

Thank Linley W
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Linley W,

Thank you for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed your tour.

Our Managing Director, Jack is a very knowledgeable tour guide - we are so glad you enjoyed his company and his book.

We hope to "lock you up" again soon!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My daughters and I took the history tour today and absolutely loved it! My 2 and 4 year old were a little too young but still loved exploring the beautiful old place. Jack is a fabulous story teller and teacher with an incredible knowledge and passion for the Gaol. We have done many of the tours now and love it every time we come back. Can't wait for the next tour. Thanks again for a brilliant morning ️

Thank Hollye E
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi Hollye E,

Thank you for your great feedback! We're glad you and your family enjoyed the tour!

Our History Tour is for all ages so that people both young and old can explore and experience the Gaol at any age.

We hope to have you again soon!

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