'Murder and Mayhem'
Next tour available for bookings
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.
Experience a ‘Real History’ tour and hear tragically true tales of murder, disaster, suicide and hangings. This is the original South Brisbane Cemetery ‘crime tour’.
During this tour you will walk through this beautiful and historical cemetery with your guides and visit the graves of people involved in some extremely unfortunate and amazing events. Everything you hear will be factual and sourced from historical records.
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 – 2½ hours (tour times can vary depending on levels of customer interaction during the tour).
Suitable for ages 12 years and up. Contains adult themes.
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 ‘MM28FEB’ 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 run 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.