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.
Step back in time and explore the mysterious history of one of Australia’s infamous prisons - Boggo Road Gaol. This 90 minute tour is like a history lesson - except it’s fun! We promise. Your experience guide will entertain you with stories from the prison’s inception in 1883 right through to the 1980s where prisoners routinely graffitied the cell blocks.
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 was 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.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged with them directly according to this policy:
Maximum of 40 people per public tour.
Tour runs in all weather, and will only be cancelled if conditions are dangerous.
Comfortable walking shoes must be worn. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen is recommended, especially in summer. Bring umbrellas/raincoats in wet weather. Dress suitably for the weather.
A plastic bottle of water/soft drink is recommended for participants (required if suffering of low blood sugar levels i.e. diabetic).
The prison is located in Dutton Park, QLD.