How long? 2 hours
Where? Ararat, VIC
When? Tours are currently operating Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 8pm.
Tour operator: Eerie Tours
The Aradale ghost tour is one of the creepiest ghost tours in Australia. Explore the facilities for 2 hours after dark. Be haunted by stories of bizarre history, brutal treatments, amazing personal stories, and of course lots of ghost stories.
The tour travels through the most intact cell blocks in Australia, administration, chapel, kitchen, infirmaries, surgery theatres and morgue.
Tours are limited to 30 people, and are lead by a team of professional theatrical historians.
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?
Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 8. Please note that tour content may not be suitable for all children and parental discretion is advised.
Video cameras are not permitted.
Tours are an easy walk, with an emphasis on stories. Note that there are a lot of stairs.
Unfortunately tours are not suitable for wheelchairs.
Tours are currently operating Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 8pm.
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