Tour Reviews

Tour group at South Brisbane Cemetery, 2017

These are some of the comments that tour guests left on our social media pages after touring with us (this is all genuine feedback and unlike some tour operators we do not offer inducements in return for reviews):

2020:
'It was a great night. They really do a fantastic informative tour of this beautiful cemetery here at Dutton Park.' Melissa Fossey (Women of South Brisbane Cemetery, March 2020) 
'My husband and I did tonight’s tour of some of the women buried in the cemetery. The tour marked International Women’s Day. It was very good and featured a well thought through selection of women and their stories. The stories gave us an insight into the struggles and successes of women from all classes of society. Thank you friends for your passion and dedication.' Pauline Peel (March 2019)
2019:
'Highly recommend taking a tour, very informative and interesting, our guides were both fantastic thank you Chris and Tracey.' Karen McParland (Moonlight Tour, November 2019)
'Just finished an amazing tour tonight. I learnt a lot and enjoyed the atmosphere with enthusiastic tour guides.' Sian Leitch (Moonlight Tour, November 2019)
'I went on a tour a little while back and Tracey was a fantastic guide, who was very knowledgable. I understand she grew up in the area and her recollection of the cemetary from her childhood years only compliments her passion for the history of the cemetary. She is extremely approachable and loves answering questions and talking about the history of the area.' Jo Collins (July 2019) 
'Great guides & really interesting historical stories about Brisbane. Fantastic way to spend a few hours.' Kelly Doyle (Hangman's Walk: South Brisbane Cemetery, July 2019)
'Went on the Hangman’s Tour last night. Great tour. Informative and entertaining, interesting to learn about Brisbane history . Chris was a great guide. Highly recommend.' Maryjane Ridley (Hangman's Walk: South Brisbane Cemetery, July 2019)
'Thank you for a very interesting, very informative tour this morning. My children and I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot.' Kristle Jones (Graveyard Explorer, June 2019) 
'The volunteers who conduct the guided tours are friendly and entertaining and the tours are very educational. It's fascinating to learn about the lives of some of the souls who now rest in this cemetery beside the Brisbane River. I've been on four different tours so far, and each one focuses on different cemetery "residents". Numbers for the tours are limited so there's plenty of chances to ask questions as you walk from grave to grave. One section of the cemetery was reserved for prisoners who were hanged in the Brisbane goal and the tour guides have many stories about that period of our history. The cemetery is situated on 27 acres and while a lot of the walking is on sealed roads, a lot is between the graves and on uneven ground. Most of the cemetery is on sloping ground so you need to wear sensible shoes, and you are told to bring a torch. On moonlit nights you hardly need the torch but some nights can be as black as pitch. I love history and this is a wonderful way of learning about some of Brisbane's early history. A selection of reasonably priced books about the cemetery and about many of its residents are available for purchase prior to the beginning of the tour. They are really good. The organisers are all volunteers and are to be congratulated. Children are welcome but must be supervised. Keep up the good work guys!' Joy Neeson (May 2019)
'Had a great night. very informative and friendly guides through an amazing part of Brisbanes most historic Cemetery.' Glenda Reading (January 2019)
'So informative. great hosts. generous with time and conversation. knowledgeable and relaxed. thoroughly recommend.' Lisa Remmelt (January 2019)
2018:
'Was a very enjoyable and informative night, made even more special as I was able to attend with "newly found" family. We were also able to visit some family graves before the tour. Many thanks to FOSBC for the tour and look forward to attending more tours in the future.' - Dianne Martin (Women of South Brisbane Cemetery, November 2018)
'Thanks again for an enjoyable and informative tour. Bonnie and I took a lot in and we look forward to attending another tour very soon ' - Chris Norman (Remembrance Day tour, November 2018)
'Such an interesting night.' - Cathy Rebelo (Ghost Stories of South Brisbane Cemetery, October 2018)
'Thank you very much for doing the tour. My friend Michelle and I utterly enjoyed ourselves.' Julie-Ann Moore (Ghost Stories of South Brisbane Cemetery, October 2018)
' very interesting night thank you Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery' Carleen Harvey (Ghost Stories of South Brisbane Cemetery, October 2018)
 'It was a fantastic night , thank you for all your information.' Julie Owleyes (Moonlight Tour, August 2018)
'It was fantastic, thank you for the tour!' - Paula Herlihen (Haunts of Brisbane, July 2018) 
'Thank you Liam, Tracey and Chris for a wonderful tour. I have really loved doing them with you.' - Susan Hewitt (Haunts of Brisbane, July 2018)
'Great night and very informative' - Shirley Buchanan (Women of South Brisbane Cemetery, June 2018) 
'Thank you Tracey and Chris for an Awesome night enjoyed every moment will be doing it again soon 🙂' - Serena Webb (Women of South Brisbane Cemetery, June 2018) 
'Lovely hosts. Really enjoyed this tour. A beautiful place and interesting stories.' - Tracey Dunnett (Ghosts of South Brisbane Cemetery, June 2018)
'Great after dark fun; highly recommend a tour. Thank you to our guides.' - Trish Cranfield (Gruesome Graveyards, May 2018)
'Great tour tonight, Loved Chris's information. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone interested in the history of this cemetery.' - Brad Williams (Hangman's Walk tour, South Brisbane Cemetery, April 2018)
'Thanks again... very informative and thoroughly enjoyed the tour' - Chris Norman (Hangman's Walk tour, South Brisbane Cemetery, April 2018)

'Thank you for doing the tour. It was very interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed it!' - Kylie Lack (Hangman's Walk tour, South Brisbane Cemetery, April 2018)

'Thanks to Chris & Tracey, plus the other volunteers. We really enjoyed the evening and reading Chris’s “A Pit of Shame” as a follow up today... Looking forward to another tour,' - Tracey Crouch (Hangman's Walk tour, South Brisbane Cemetery, April 2018)
'Thank you for the tour last night which was excellent. A real walking history class. I am booked to come again on 25 May and I'm looking forward to it. Keep up the good work. You are an awesome team! Thank you.' - Joy Neeson (Hangman's Walk tour, South Brisbane Cemetery, April 2018)
'Was a really great night. Very interesting and fun.' - Rebecca Trenga (Ghosts of South Brisbane Cemetery tour, March 2018) 
'This was such a great night. Thank you so much for an informative and very interesting tour. Will definitely be doing more of them.' - Toni Melrose (Women of South Brisbane Cemetery tour, March 2018) 
‘Really enjoyed the tour. Thank you Chris and Tracey for the stories and for all the work that you do in keeping the stories alive.’ - Corinne Matthews (Women of South Brisbane Cemetery tour, March 2018) 
‘It was an awsome night, just loved it! Thank you so much’ - Lisa Benjamin (Women of South Brisbane Cemetery tour, March 2018) 
‘We had a fantastic time and look forward to more. Thanks for sharing’ - Claire Mitchell (Women of South Brisbane Cemetery tour, March 2018) 
‘What a great way to celebrate Queensland women, some sad stories, but also inspirational ones. Thank you!’ - Lemise Kassim (Women of South Brisbane Cemetery tour, March 2018) 
2017: 
‘Great night - such amazing history - thank you for sharing all of your knowledge and stories (even if a lot was pretty grim) :)’ - Lou Durham (Women of South Brisbane Cemetery tour, March 2018) 
'Thanks Chris and Tracey. This was such a good night! Do you ever do tours at Nundah or anywhere other than SB and toowong?' - Katie Crook (Hangman's Walk, Toowong, November 2017) 
‘Great tour, so interesting and Chris made the stories come to life. I'm keen to do the Dutton Park one next.' - Libby Storey (Hangman's Walk, Toowong, November 2017) 
'Thanks Chris and Tracey. We had a great night and learnt so much - can't believe that was your first tour at Toowong! The cemetery was beautiful at night.’ - Lenore Sullivan (Hangman's Walk, Toowong, November 2017) 
‘Thanks for a facinating tour!’ - Di Taylor (Gruesome Graveyards, October 2017) 
‘Thank you for having us. It was great.’ - Kylie Hancox (Gruesome Graveyards, October 2017) 
‘Was a great night. Looking forward to the next one!’ - Gai Lemon (Gruesome Graveyards, October 2017) 
‘Thanks for a most Informative tour guys, was awesome’ - Naomi Welsh (Gruesome Graveyards, October 2017) 
‘Thank you Chris & Tracey! We thoroughly enjoyed it. Our young girls did too!’ - Alison Nita (Hangman’s Walk, South Brisbane, October 2017) 
‘Absolutely fascinating tour!! Thankyou so much!’ - Lisa Marie (Hangman’s Walk, South Brisbane, October 2017) 
‘That tour was amazing!! We will be back to go on others! Thank you!’ - Kali Burrows (Hangman’s Walk, South Brisbane, October 2017) 
‘We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.... informative and very interesting! Definitely recommend!!’ - Toni Galavin (Hangman’s Walk, South Brisbane, October 2017) 
'We had a really great night...thank you and we hope to do another one with you soon' - Mischelle Tomé (Private group tour, September 2017) 
‘We had a great time last night, the stories were very interesting and it was kinda special being in the cemetery at night. Thank you for being so generous with your time, it was well worth it’ - Lyn Sanderson (Gruesome Graveyards, August 2017) 
'Fantastic evening - thank you so much to our tour guides. Especially for answering all the weird and wonderful questions by the kids.' - Frances Brock (Gruesome Graveyards, August 2017) 
'Great night guys, thanks again, ill be spreading the word.' - Seb Gora (Gruesome Graveyards, June 2017)