Located a 2-hour drive from Melbourne, J Ward Lunatic Asylum once served as Australia’s home for the criminally insane. Take a 2-hour ghost tour with a guide who shares the stories of notorious prisoners such as Chopper Read, Gary Webb and William Wallace. Walk around the property while hearing about the restless souls that are rumored to roam there, and learn about reports of the supernatural that have occurred on the grounds. You can also visit the museum before or after your tour.
2-hour ghost tour of the J Ward Lunatic Asylum
Hear about criminally insane prisoners whose ghosts reportedly linger in the building
Take a spooky night tour of the asylum with an informative guide
Listen to tales of notorious inmates and unsolved mysteries at J Ward
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Meeting And Pickup
Girdlestone St, Ararat VIC 3377, Australia
Please meet at JWard Old Gaol , Girdlestone Street Ararat Victoria
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
J Ward Museum
2 hours • Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 12 years
Children 12 and over must be accompanied by a supervising adult ticket holder
Not wheelchair accessible
Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended
The 2-hour tour is mostly indoors with moderate walking and some steps
Tours take place in wet weather; in the case of extreme weather, the local tour operator will contact you directly to offer alternative options
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Jodie_P, Sept 2022
This tour was amazing. So much history. The tour guides were great at recalling the history of the Asylum. Had lots of experiences that I can not explain. Anyone likes history and paranormal experiences, this place is a must.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hi Jodie, thanks for adding your 5 star review, it's always nice to hear our guests have enjoyed the tours
Hope to see you again soon on another ghost tour
You could feel the energy...
shannon_b, July 2022
You could feel the energy through the hole place. Mr butcher in the kitchen was pretty out there. What a great night