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J Ward Paranormal Investigation

1 Girdlestone Street, Ararat, Victoria, 3377
Tour operated by: Ararat Asylums

Join Ararat Asylums on the ultimate overnight paranormal investigation. Visit Australia's home to the criminally insane, J Ward Lunatic Asylum. Your night starts with a two hour ghost tour of the home of notorious criminals including Chopper Read, Gary Webb and William Wallace.

Enjoy a casual supper of pizza and soft drink in the original dining room and then follow expert paranormal investigation team as they explore the governor's bathroom, hangman's gallows, original kitchen, shower block, grave sites, West Wing, J Ward Block, exercise yards and grounds in search of the souls that still linger.

End the night sleeping in the original, un-renovated gaol cells.

Maximum group size 15 guests. Adults only.

Duration: starts 8:30pm and ends 8:00am. Venue: mainly indoors. Terrain: Moderate walking, some steps.

Paranormal Activity: Very High

Meet at J Ward, Girdlestone Street, Ararat - allow 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne.

Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 16/03/17 - 30/12/18

    Sat: 07:30pm - 08:00am

Take a guided day tour, evening ghost tour or paranormal investigation of Ararat's premier tourist destination; J Ward or its sister site, Aradale Asylum.

J Ward is the premier tourist venue in Ararat, visited by more than 10,000 people annually (greater than Ararat's population), while Aradale is now a ghost town that once housed 'lunatics'.

Relive the past by taking a day time guided tour conducted by the Friends of J Ward volunteers, an award winning evening ghost tour or an overnight paranormal investigation with an expert paranormal investigation team.

1 Girdlestone Street, Ararat, Victoria, 3377

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