Boggo Road Gaol History Tour - Brisbane

  • Boggo Road Gaol History Tour - Brisbane

Explore the historic past of one of Australia’s most dangerous prisons - the Boggo Road Gaol. Discover over 100 years of history at Boggo Road; the crimes and daily life of prisoners, officer’s duties, and the stories of cell of escape artist “Slim” Halliday. Suitable for all ages.

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  • Description
    • Visit the infamous Boggo Road Gaol
    • See original prisoner graffiti from the 1980s
    • Expert guide will entertain you with stories about the prison's bloody history

    Boggo Road Gaol (officially known as the Brisbane Prison) was one of Australia’s most notorious and dangerous prisons, with a history spanning over 100 years. On this 90-minute fun history tour your guide will share stories of the site’s past, from its beginnings in 1883 through to the 1980s.

    You’ll enter Number 2 Division, which from the 1920s through to 1989 housed those serving the longest sentences, including violent offenders and murderers.

    See the graffiti left behind by former inmates, and learn about the riots that took place in F wing cell block. You’ll also learn about the duties of the guards, the day-to-day lives of the prisoners and a variety of interesting stories.

    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Tour suitable for all ages
    • Anyone with any medical issues should consult their doctor before booking / attending the tour
    • Family price is valid for two adults and two children

    What to Bring/Wear

    Comfortable walking shoes must be worn. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen is recommended, especially in summer. Bring umbrellas/raincoats in wet weather. Dress suitably for the weather.

    What is Supplied

    • 1.5 hour child friendly History Tour with Tour Guide
    • Entry into historic Number 2 Division, Boggo Road Gaol
    • Visits to the gatehouse, yards, the Circle and ends with time to explore F Wing cell block – where prisoners staged a rooftop protest in 1988
    • See original prisoner cells and authentic 1980s prisoner graffiti

    More Information

    Session Length

    • This tour is available from Sunday to Sunday each week
    • Starts at 11am
    • Not available on Public Holidays
    • Suitable for all ages
    • If you have any medical please consult your doctor before booking / attending the tour
    • Family price is valid for two adults and two children


    dangerous weather conditions or staff injury

    • The tour provider will contact you about this and reschedule your tour

    Numbers on the Day

    Maximum of 40 people per public tour.


    Tour runs in all weather, and will only be cancelled if conditions are dangerous

    Dress Code

    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen recommended, especially in summer
    • Bring umbrellas/raincoats in wet weather
    • Dress suitably for the weather.

    Other Info

    A plastic bottle of water/soft drink is recommended for participants (required if suffering of low blood sugar levels i.e. diabetic)

    Cancellation Policy

    • Change your booking up to 7 days before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 7 days of your experience
    • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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