Graveyard Explorer

Next tour available for bookings:

Public events to be announced.

We take private group bookings for school groups and youth organisations.

COVID-19 information During the current coronavirus situation we will be limiting tour sizes to 15 people and implementing heath and safety measures to ensure the well being of all our tour guests.

Description This is a special cemetery-based educational activity for primary-school aged children. These are run for the public on occasional weekends, and can be organised anytime for schools and organisational groups such as cub scouts.

Our guides Tracey Olivieri and Chris Dawson will lead this tour in which children will discover what cemeteries are all about, what happened here, and that they are places of love and nothing to be afraid of. They will also develop an appreciation of these special spaces and why we need to look after them.

There will be a Symbol Hunt or a Scavenger Hunt among the headstones, in which children will learn about some of the beautiful imagery carved onto the stones.

The children will receive free bookmarks, colouring sheets, symbol-hunt sheets, participation certificates, and a children’s cemetery history book will be awarded for work done.

No fancy dress allowed, sorry.

Duration One hour.

Prices and bookings Please contact us on friendscemetery@gmail.com to arrange tours for private groups. Cost is $5 per head, adult guardians free.

All our tours are not-for-profit and the money raised goes to our cemetery history and maintenance projects.

Walking difficulty Medium. Please be aware that this tour does involve walking (slowly) up the big hill in the cemetery. Please advise us of any relevant medical concerns prior to attending the tour. ‘Easy Access’ tours can be arranged for groups with mobility issues.

All our tours are not-for-profit and run by the Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery (Inc.) in a community partnership with the Boggo Road Gaol Historical Society (Inc.). Tours are conducted under license from the Brisbane City Council.

Please contact info@fosbc.com with your queries.

Part of our ‘Queensland Cemetery History Tours’ range. This is a not-for-profit Real History tour that respects historical accuracy and cemetery values and is in NO WAY associated with the ‘Ghost Tours’ small business.