The tour begins with a home-cooked meal followed by a 2.5-hour tour throughout the main homestead, servants' quarters, stables and ballroom.
As you tour this 1880's Victorian homestead by candlelight, you will decide for yourself if the Crawley family still walk the hallways of this magnificent mansion.
Hear stories of the past and present while experiencing the energy of the house and it’s spirits.
Then, finish the night with delicious dessert, tea and coffee. And finally, it's bedtime for those who dare...
3 course meal 2.5-hour ghost tour Accommodations Cooked breakfast Small gift (if you make it through the night)
Limited accommodation is available at the homestead. You will not be staying in the haunted rooms, but in the very comfortable and spacious guest rooms.
Configuration of rooms are as follows: Two rooms contain double beds. Three rooms contain a double and one single bed. One room contains a double and two singles.
Note: You may have to share with persons in your group and this can mean sharing a bed. Extra mattresses are available and are a bed can be made up on the floor for you, at your request.
Monte Cristo Homestead is located in Junee, NSW. Junee is 40 km from Wagga Wagga, 220 km from Canberra and 470 km from Sydney.
Tours start at 6.00 pm every Saturday. Check in 3:00 pm, check out 10:00 am.
Management reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol. No persons under 15 years.
What to bring/wear
Bring comfortable shoes and torch.
BYOG (RSA applies).
Some parts of the tour require walking up stairs, and all accommodation is situated up stairs.
A non-refundable $50 deposit per person is required within 7 days to confirm your booking.
Vegetarian, gluten and food allergies catered for.
January 18, 2015 by johna
A highly recommended weekend experience
I am a bit of a sceptic but have accompanied my wife, a true believer, to many ghost tours in NSW. The Monte Cristo tour has been my favourite so far for several reasons.
I really enjoyed the stories of the history of the homestead, particularly the Ryan's attempts to purchase it and also of the restoration of what was at one stage a building in a very sad state of repairs.
It was great to get there early and be able to explore the outbuildings and grounds (also the following morning). The Ryan's hospitality was also wonderful, and their home cooked meals and comfortable accommodation much appreciated. The night time tour of the homestead, outbuildings and the grounds was also very interesting and entertaining.
Although I didn't have any experiences I couldn't explain on the tour itself, I did the next day when we visited the local cemetery to try and find the grave of the original owners, the Crawley's. To cut a long story short, a black cat showed us the way to their very hard to find grave in a very large cemetery as we were giving up after a long time searching.
We were very lucky to have taken the tour with Reg Ryan (since departed) and his son, but I have no doubt anyone would still enjoy this tour as much as I did.