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Tours

We are currently finalising our 2018 tour schedule.

Our cemetery tour guides take a friendly, conversational approach to their work, chatting with you and answering your questions as they walk you around this beautiful historical cemetery at night. There is no fancy dress or theatrical scripts. The guides will interact with you like normal people, and they also make sure that their stories are historically accurate.

This has earned us rave reviews and makes our cemetery night tours the best (and most affordable) in Brisbane.

Prices are just $15/$10 concession, with family and group discounts also available. These not-for-profit tours are run by the Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery in community partnership with the Boggo Road Gaol Historical Society. Profits go to history and heritage projects, building the FOSBC, and covering basic costs.

The night tours generally last for 2 to 2 and a half hours, depending on things like the number of questions asked.

'A Cemetery by Torchlight': This is our 'nice' tour - a family-friendly walk through the cemetery featuring the general history of Brisbane graveyards, funerary practices, and some interesting stories. Suitable for ages 8 years and up.



'Gruesome Graveyards': This night tour focusses on some of the more macabre aspects and stories about Queensland cemeteries. For ages 14 and over.



'Hangman's Walk - South Brisbane Cemetery': On this night tour we visit the graves of people involved in capital punishment, including the hangman and those he hanged, to tell the bloody and remarkable story of hanging in Queensland. Contain very strong themes. For ages 14 and over.



'Hangman's Walk - Toowong Cemetery': On this night tour we visit the graves of people involved in capital punishment - including the hangman and those he hanged - to tell the bloody story of hanging in Queensland. A similar tour thematically to the South Brisbane Cemetery 'Hangman's Walk', but with completely different people and graves. Contain very strong themes. For ages 14 and over.



'The Ghosts of South Brisbane Cemetery': Not a 'ghost tour' - this is a next-generation look at the folklore of the paranormal. Join a cemetery historian, a paranormal historian and a professional historian for a walk around the cemetery as they talk about the cultural and historical context of some ghost stories. For ages 12 and over.



Private Group Night Tours: Explore the cemetery at night with just you and your friends. Choose from the themes above or tailor your own tour. Just $10 per person.



Sunday History Tours: A range of occasional weekend day tours focusing on different historical themes each time. 

'Graveyard Explorer’: Occasional weekend family tours, open to the public.

Please join our waiting list at fosbc@outlook.com and like our Facebook page to keep informed of news and upcoming tour dates.

See tour conditions here.



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