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Aradale Ghost Tour

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Address: Heath Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 1300 856 668
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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2 tours 2 years apart very different experiences

Aradale mental hospital, what a place. Soo much history and the shear size of the site is just unheard of. Being a paranormal investigator for 10 years this was a must for me... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Hobart, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We booked the 6 hour overnight investigation at this huge and imposing location. Tom was our guide for the night and he was excellent, he adapted the tour for us as we are experienced paranormal investigators and stood back while we did our stuff. We were lucky enough to be in a group of three so we had free reign... More 

Thank Deborah C
Emu Park, Australia
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191 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had two tours guides and just we two. it was an excellent tour, very informative and interesting. We were warned there was quite a bit of walking and some steps which concerned me as I have painful knees. I needn't have worried it was easy walking and the guides went at your pace. Would recommend this tour for sure.... More 

Thank Pamela R
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Aradale is amazing so much history and grandeur the guide however distracted from what could be such an informative and bigger experience . The theatrics are a bit over the top with the yelling and screaming and telling stories of other tour guides and past group "paranormal" experiences. Maybe more focus on actual people who were committed to the asylum... More 

2 Thank Suesan K
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Great experience , hubby and i enjoyed it . The tour guide was great giving you the opportunity to wear a straight jacket or lie down on the trolley in the morgue and get pushed in to the fridge. I attempted the morgue and it was quite thrilling being locked inside. Both tour guides by the name of john were... More 

2 Thank skitzmix
Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Aradale mental hospital, what a place. Soo much history and the shear size of the site is just unheard of. Being a paranormal investigator for 10 years this was a must for me. Even if I did have to travel from tasmania. My first time to the site was early October 2013 for a paranormal sleepover tour. The tour was... More 

2 Thank sully154
Ballarat, Australia
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Being a bit sceptical about ghosts and spooks we wouldn't normally go to a place like this but we were given the tours as gifts, We arrived at Ararat's Aradaile asylum a very impressive and some what imposing building, and were greeted by a gentleman dressed in spooky garb who was our guide for the evening, if you believe or... More 

2 Thank Andrew H
Ballarat, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We went on the 9pm tour as a fundraiser for our local Pre School, all adults of course, and what a fantastic night. Anastasia was our guide and she was fantastic, what a great character she played! There were plenty of scares and plenty of information on the old building, an all round great night. Booking staff were fantastic also,... More 

Thank CathK80
Forster, Australia
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247 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went on the 9pm ghost tour last week. I wouldn't say it was scary exactly, more creepy than anything. Our guide "Hex" was amazing, knew his stuff and acted the part. The tour is all about when the asylum was open and how the inmates were treated, very interesting and horrifying at the same time. You don't get to see... More 

1 Thank OzeeTraveller
Adelaide, Australia
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62 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

My friend and I were the only ones on this 9pm Ghost tour and it was brilliant. This enabled Mr Keating - our tour guide who still maintained his theatrics - to be a little more relaxed and there was plenty of time for questions and getting disorientated by the enormity of the sameness of all the dark halls and... More 

Thank Melissa C
Echuca, Australia
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We did the paranormal investigation, only 10 people on our tour starting at 9pm. Guide was quite good, we had some "activity" picked up on emf detectors but I'm still not really convinced. It was interesting hearing about the history and having a look around not scary though. And I got in the fridge in the morgue. Would of liked... More 

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