Population: 8215 (2006)
Established: 1857
Postcode: 3377
Area: 12.6 km (4.9 sq mi)
  • 205 km (127 mi) from Melbourne
  • 105 km (65 mi) from Horsham
  • 92 km (57 mi) from Ballarat
  • 125 km (78 mi) from Hamilton
  • Local Government Area: Rural City of Ararat
    Federal Division: Wannon
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    J Ward Lunatic Asylum Ghost Tour more_vert
    $36.00 AUD Book
    Visit Australia's former home of the criminally insane, the J Ward Lunatic Asylum, about two hours outside of Melbourne. During this evening experience, check out the museum that now sits here before the 2-hour guided ghost tour begins. The tour introduces you to some of the notorious criminals who resided in the ward, including Chopper Read, as you explore the grounds in search of the souls who still linger here.
    Tours run every Friday & Saturday evening.

    Your ghost tour takes place at J Ward Lunatic Asylum in Ararat, roughly a 2-hour drive from Melbourne. Explore the museum before your tour starts. 

    The ghost tour immerses you in the high level of paranormal activity at this former home of Australia’s criminally insane, including such criminals as Chopper Read, Gary Webb, and William Wallace. With your guide, explore the governor's bathroom, hangman's gallows, original kitchen, shower block, grave sites, West Wing, J Ward Block, and the exercise yards in search of the souls who still roam the building. Learn about the governors who murdered inmates, hear of prisoners buried on the grounds, and try to find some of the many spirits trapped within these walls.

    • $36.00
    • query_builder 2 hours
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