Explore exclusive parts of Australia's largest abandoned Lunatic Asylum not available on any other tour.
This is the most in-depth way to understand the history of Aradale and its haunted past.
10% discount off your stay at Ararat Motor Inn upon mention of your booking for the Ultimate or Extended Tours only. Contact the tour operator for more information.
Aradale is Australia's largest abandoned lunatic asylum. Opened in 1867 as Ararat Lunatic Asylum, this building housed tens of thousands of people described as "Lunatics", "idiots" and "imbeciles" - some of them described as the worst lunatics in the British Empire.
Completed 40 years before Freud, this building saw some of the most controversial psychiatric treatments in Australia. Around 13,000 people passed away here in it's 130 years. As a result, Aradale is considered one of the most haunted locations in Australia.
At its height, Aradale consisted of 68 buildings and was home to over 2000 patients and staff, making it a self sufficient town.
And now, for the first time, Aradale's doors have opened for evening explorations. Do you have what it takes to explore one of Australia's eeriest buildings after dark?
Tour runs on Saturday nights, starting at 6:30 pm EST and 10:30 pm during daylight savings.
Suitable for ages 12 years and over. Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and parental discretion is advised.
Video cameras are not permitted.
Tours are an easy walk, with an emphasis on stories. Patrons note that there are a lot of stairs.
Unfortunately, tours are not suitable for wheelchairs.
Tickets are not refundable except in the event that management cancel a tour - at which time all patrons will be notified in advance and be refunded.
Child price applies to children aged 8 to 15.
Family price applies to 2 adults and up to 3 children.
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