Boggo Road Gaol Tour with Ex-Inmate Guide

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  • 90 minute tour of Boggo Road Gaol with a former inmate
  • Learn about the infamous prison from someone who spent time 'on the inside'
  • Stories about hardened criminals, violence, riots - must be 15+

Get the lowdown on life inside one of Australia's most notorious prisons on this history tour with a difference. You'll tour the heritage listed Division Two of Boggo Road Gaol with the help of an ex-inmate. Hear stories about the prison's violent past from someone who lived through it!

What's Included?

  • 90 minute Boggo Road Gaol tour
  • Former inmate tour guide

Learn about the bloodied past of Boggo Road Gaol; one of Australia's oldest prisons. Marred by violence, terrible conditions, suicide and even supposed hauntings; the Boggo Road Gaol is known as one of the most notorious prisons in Australia. No longer operational, the prison is heritage listed and is open to the public for tours. This tour is extra special, however, it is led by a former inmate.

Get a first person account of what daily life was like for the prisoners, with all the juicy bits the history books leave out! You’ll learn about the riots, the fighting and all the controversy straight from the source…

Session Length

  • Tour runs third Sunday of each month
  • Starts at 11:00am
  • Not available on public holidays


  • Minimum age of 15 years old to attend the tour
  • Anyone with any medical issues should consult their doctor before booking / attending the tour


Cancellations or rescheduling may incur fees. See below for policy.

  • Cancellation within 0-5 working days of tour date: No refund granted
  • Cancellation within 5–10 working days of tour date: 50% refund granted (excluding credit card charges)
  • No shows or late arrivals: Refunds will not be given
  • The tour provider will only cancel your tour due to a sick staff member, dangerous weather conditions or staff injury
  • The tour provider will contact you about this and reschedule your tour
  • Please contact Boggo Road Gaol on 07 3844 0059 to discuss participant changes

Numbers on the Day

Maximum of 40 people per public tour.


Tour runs in all weather, and will only be cancelled if conditions are dangerous.

Dress Code

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.

Other Info

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.