Next tour available for bookings
Friday 11 December 2020
7.30 – 9.45 pm
Join us for a nocturnal stroll and experience the uniquely serene atmosphere of the South Brisbane Cemetery. You will visit some beautiful spots under the trees and the stars, as your knowledgeable guides chat with you about the history.
This is a great way to explore the cemetery at night in the company of the people who know it best. Your friendly guides are Tracey Olivieri (the #1 South Brisbane Cemetery expert), and Chris Dawson (professional historian), and they will be more than happy to answer your questions.
The Moonlight Tour features family-friendly ‘general history’, and topics will include floods, headstone styles, early cemetery history, religious segregation, ‘paupers’ graves’, the ‘beautification scheme’ of the 1970s, executed prisoners’ graves, and there will be special Q&A and ‘exploring’ sessions.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Please mark your transaction ‘MT11DEC’ 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
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.
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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.