Moonlight Tour

Next tour available for bookings

Friday 10 December 2021
7.30 – 9.45 pm


A special experience. Explore a large, beautiful and historical cemetery under the stars with the people who know it best, and discover some Real History. Your friendly guides are more than happy to chat with you and answer your questions.

Enjoy the uniquely serene atmosphere of the South Brisbane Cemetery at night, visiting some lovely spots under the trees and the stars as the guides chat with you about topics such as floods, headstone styles, early cemetery history, religious segregation, ‘paupers’ graves’, the ‘beautification scheme’ of the 1970s, the executed prisoners’ graves, and there will also be special Q&A and ‘exploring’ sessions.

This is a great way to explore the cemetery at night. Your knowledgeable award-winning guides are cemetery historians Tracey Olivieri and Chris Dawson.

The Moonlight Tour is a family-friendly tour.

Single bookings: $15/$10 conc.  / Group bookings (four or more people): $10 per person. See below for bookings.

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

2 – 2¼ hours (tour times can vary depending on levels of customer interaction during the tour).

Age level
The content of this tour is suitable for children aged 8 years and over, but we do ask guardians to consider that this can be a late-night event and a challenge for younger children.

Group size
Groups are limited to about 15 people per tour. This is a comfortable size allowing you easier movement, hearing, viewing, and opportunities to chat with the guides or ask questions.

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.

Bookings can be made via bank transfer or PayPal.

Bank transfer
Please mark your transaction ‘MT10DEC’ and indicate number of attendees. Important: Provide an email address or send us an email so we can forward you full tour attendance information.

Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery Inc.
Commonwealth Bank BSB: 064493
Account no. 10158225

Single bookings
Group bookings
Private and Easy Access Tours

We can organise a Private Tour just for your own group of friends. We also organise Easy Access tours for groups with mobility issues. You can select any available tour type you want. Minimum cost is $150 for up to 15 people (extra people $10 per person).

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 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.