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Boggo Road Gaol History Tour

Dutton Park, QLD - Show on map
Boggo Road Gaol
For 1 person
90 minutes
$27.50 each
1 Adult
$27.50 each

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Highlights

  • See original prisoner graffiti from the 1980s
  • Walk through the last remaining section of one of Australia's most infamous prisons, Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)
  • 1.5 hour guided tour with an experienced guide

Explore the historic past of one of Australia’s most dangerous prisons - the Boggo Road Gaol. Discover over 100 years of history at Boggo Road; the crimes and daily life of prisoners, officer’s duties, and the stories of cell of escape artist “Slim” Halliday. Suitable for all ages. Family friendly.

What's Included?

  • 90 minute child-friendly history tour of Boggo Road Gaol
  • Explore original cellblocks, the Circle, a yard and the Gatehouse
  • Exploration time including time to take photos and enjoy the visual information displays inside the cellblocks
  • Plenty of time throughout the time to ask the knowledgeable guide questions
  • See original graffiti from the 1980s

Hear the history of Boggo Road Gaol, crimes and daily life of prisoners, officer's duites, riots and rooftop protests. See the cell of "Slim"Halliday - "The Houdini of Boggo Road"and "Tripod" the jail cat! Guided tour includes time to explore cellblocks. Family Friendly. 1.5 hour duration

You’ll see this graffiti up close as well as F wing cell block where one of the many riots in the prison’s history were staged. You’ll also visit the heritage section of the jail and learn about the daily lives of the prisoners and about the duties of the guards.

Session Length

  • This tour runs daily from 11am - 12:30pm (1.5 hour tour)
  • Excluding some public holidays

Restrictions

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES In compliance with COVID-19 standards, each tour will be limited in size. Therefore, bookings are essential and must be pre-purchased before the tour date. You can do this over the phone or online. STRICTLY NO WALK IN BOOKINGS will be allowed at this time. View our COVID-19 Safety Plan at: https://boggoroadgaol.com/covid19-safety-plan/

Guidelines

  • History Tours are wheel chair accessible and suitable for all ages! Be mindful that original graffiti remains, and some content is explicit.

Cancellation

Boggo Road Gaol Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel a tour without notice. Boggo Road Gaol Pty Ltd tours are rarely cancelled and would only be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. These include, but are not limited to - sick staff member, staff unavailability, injury or unexpected dangerous weather conditions, an emergency/dangerous situation. PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 is no longer an unforeseen circumstance and regular cancellation fees apply. Please refer to our cancellation policies outlined below. **If a tour booking is cancelled by a client, or if any member of the tour group cancels, the following policies apply:**

  • Boggo Road Gaol Pty Ltd must be advised of any change in group numbers in writing by the person who booked the tour.
  • Cancellation **0 - 5 business days** prior to tour date – No refund granted. No transfer granted.
  • Cancellation **5 – 10 business days** prior to tour date – Transfers to an alternative date of the same tour is available. Transfers can only be used once. Once a booking has been transferred, the booking will not be able to be transferred again, and will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Cancellation **11 or more business days** prior to tour date – 50% refund granted (excluding credit card charges).
  • Failure to attend the actual tour for any reason is deemed to be a cancellation. Refunds will not apply.
  • All cancellations and transfer requests for bookings must adhere to our business hours and be notified by written communication via email to bookings@boggoroadgaol.com

**If a tour is cancelled by Boggo Road Gaol Pty Ltd, the following policies apply:**

  • Cancellation prior to the tours commencement /before 2/3 of the tour is complete due to unforeseen circumstances* (see above) - tour will be rescheduled & clients will be transferred to another tour of the same value as soon as possible.
  • • Boggo Road Gaol Pty Ltd will contact clients promptly to make arrangements.

Numbers on the Day

Each tour is restricted in size

Weather

Tours will still run in the rain. The weather really adds to the atmosphere of a tour. If the weather looks bad, bring some wet weather gear, and enjoy the tour. Tours will only be cancelled if conditions become dangerous. Our Bookings Coordinator will contact you to notify you of cancellation and rescheduling your tour.

Dress Code

Comfortable walking shoes must be worn. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen is recommended, especially in summer. Bring umbrellas/raincoats in wet weather.

Other Info

A plastic bottle of water/soft drink is recommended for participants (required if suffering of low blood sugar levels i.e. diabetic).

Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) - 21 Boggo Rd, Dutton Park Q 4102

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