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Walking tours

Old Castlemaine Gaol Ghost Tour

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Lantern Ghost Tours

Perched atop a hill, the imposing Old Castlemaine Gaol serves as a warning to those below. Go deep within its sandstone walls to discover the ghost of John Duffus, the last man hanged onsite. Visit the cell of Australian serial killer Peter Dupas and the restless spirits of ten prisoners buried within the walls so their souls could never rest.

The tour take about one and a half hours and is mainly indoors. It includes moderate walking, some steps and lots of paranormal activity.
Due to the nature of stories, children must be at least twelve years old.

Price & booking


$24.00 - $89.00
Payment methods accepted
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Cancellation and booking policy

No Refunds or Cancellations once the booking has been made.

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Days of operation:
  • Every Second Friday

    Departure details: 11/07/14 - 31/12/16

    Fri: 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Tour starting location:
Old Castlemaine Gaol
Mode of transport:
  • Walk
  • Other
  • Guide

Tour operator

Discover the darker side of Melbourne's most historic properties on with the award winning Lantern Ghost Tours.

Discover abandoned morgues and cemeteries in historic Williamstown, paranormal investigations at Altona Homestead, Jack the Ripper in Melbourne's laneways, ghosts of the criminally insane at J Ward Asylum and the Staughton Family secrets at the Eynesbury Homestead.

Please view website for further information.

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