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Ghost Tours

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Ghost Tours prides itself on upholding the motto 'Horror, Heritage and Hauntings'. They combine the unique experience of visiting Brisbane and South East Queensland's most historic haunted sites with the ancient art of story telling. Hear classic local ghost stories, urban legends and myths, true tales of tragedy, crime, murder, magic, witchcraft, love and death. Ghost Tours has been operating since last century when it was established by local dark historian Jack Sim.

Undertake a tour with an eerie Ghost Host who imparts the haunted heritage of the sites visited. The presence of these creepy characters is Ghost Tours only concession to theatrics - there are no extras in sheets leaping from the shadows to give cheap thrills on these tours. All thrills are genuine and genuinely creepy.

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  • Paid Wifi

Activities

  • Guided Walks

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Accessibility:

Unfortunately some sites visited do pose some difficulties depending on the nature of your disability. Hearing and speech impaired groups have undertaken Ghost Tours in the past and greatly enjoyed the experience however those with severe disabilities which prohibit walking distances, negating steps and inclines unfortunately cannot be catered for. Please contact Ghost Tours if you would like to discuss your special needs.

Children:

Children 12 and above are welcome on Ghost Tours. However Ghost Tours are not recommended for children under 12 years. Parents and guardians are advised that this tour features strong content in the form of true historic ghost stories and tales delivered in a dramatic theatrical style. The stories include gruesome and macabre material including murders, crimes, violence, deaths, executions and suicides. The stories can be frightening, scary and distressing to clients, especially young children.

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D'Aguilar National Park

The Gap, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
D'Aguilar National Park is a huge, diverse park of scribbly gums and lush rainforest, sprawling over the hills and Mountains at Brisbane's back door. From the parks information centre join in a fun and informative Connect with Nature activity, or explore the wildlife displays at the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre. Enjoy great lookouts, walking tracks and picnic areas, also remote secluded camp sites for experienced walkers and navigators. At Jolly's lookout (wheelchair accessible), cook a barbecue while taking in the views over Samford Valley and listening to early morning birdsong. At Boombana, take a short rainforest walk among strangler figs and climbing vines. In the northern section of the park inspect the remains of the antique sawmill in the Gantry day-use area. Fit walkers can hike the Somerset trail to enjoy views of Somerset and Wivenhoe lakes. The rockpool at Rocky Hole is surrounded by eucalypt forest and is a great place for a cooling swim in summer. Campers can stay at Neurum Creek or the more remote Archer campground (four-wheel-drive access only). This huge park is a treasure trove close to Brisbane, offering a circuit drive of 90 minutes through a range of natural habitats.

Dalrymple National Park

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Free Entry
Ancient lava flows, fossilised limestone and the Burdekin River, the largest river in Queensland, are features of this park in the Charters Towers area. Mount Keelbottom rises 130 metres above the surrounding plain and part of the old Dalrymple township site can be found in the park. It was one of the first inland settlements in northern Australia and has links with the discovery of gold in the area in the mid-1800s. Parts of the township are privately owned. Please respect private property signs. In the dry season, bush camp along the sandy edges of the Burdekin River. Explore the undeveloped walking trails that follow the river and Fletcher Creek, and discover basalt flows and a peaceful riverside setting. Longer hikes to Mount Keelbottom should only be undertaken by well-equipped and experienced walkers. Watch waterbirds from the river's edge. Ride trail-bikes and mountain bikes on the internal roads through the park.

Mt Cootha

Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane Area
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Brisbane will come at you with riverside vistas around almost every corner, but it takes a short drive from the city centre and a few twists and turns up Sir Samuel Griffith Scenic Drive to find the city's best angle. Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-tha provides a remarkable vantage point to view Brisbane and beyond. Set amongst beautifully manicured gardens and nestled in the natural bushland of Brisbane Forest Park, is the Summit Restaurant and Bar, Function Centre, Kuta Cafe, Gift Shop and Observation Deck. Interpretive facilities pointing out well-known Brisbane landmarks are located on the observation deck. On a clear day, you can take in striking views of Brisbane City and right out to Moreton Bay. By night, the spectacle switches on with the city lights and star-lit skies. There are also a handful of bushwalks around the vicinity of the Lookout. Take the Aboriginal Track down to Slaughter's Falls and keep your eye out for some original Aboriginal art. Mt Coot-tha is also scattered with picnic areas fully equipped with gas barbecues.

Fort Lytton National Park

Lytton, Brisbane Area
Fort Lytton National Park protects the birthplace of Queensland's military history. From 1881 to 1945 this classic coastal fortress was the focus of Queensland's defence activity. One of several built around Australia's coast in the nineteenth century for protection from invasion, the well-preserved pentagonal fort is concealed behind grassy embankments and surrounded by a water-filled moat. Join a guided tour and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the fort and its restored guns, which were designed to fire and disappear! Learn more detail in the museum. Enjoy a picnic with a background of scenic river views. Fort Lytton is half an hour’s drive from the centre of Brisbane.

Ascot

Hamilton, Brisbane Area
Flowering poinciana trees line the streets of Ascot and Hamilton, providing a canopy of red against a backdrop of gracious old homes with their sweeping verandas and white picket fences. Racecourse Road is the central spine of the area, home to fine dining, sophisticated cafes and boutiques and on race days is a promenade for fashionistas and traditional race-goers as they stroll towards Eagle Farm Racecourse. Towards the river, Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal sits amongst trendy riverside apartments and is a welcome port for world-class restaurants, gourmet delights, designer fashion, weekend markets and an art-house cinema. Ascot and Hamilton are two riverside suburbs with some of the most amazing views over the river and city.

Eagle Farm

Eagle Farm, Brisbane Area
The Brisbane suburb of Eagle Farm is synonymous with horse racing due to the nearby location of the Eagle Farm and Doomben racetracks. During the winter racing season Eagle Farm comes alive with colourfully attired race-goers and jockeys along with frisky race horses and their nervous trainers. The Royal Brisbane Golf Course is nestled on the banks of the Brisbane River on the southern side of Eagle Farm. The course is known as one of Australia's finest and has hosted several Australian Open Championships and Australian PGA Championships. Visitors to Eagle Farm will find good accommodation in the neighbouring suburbs of Hamilton and Ascot. Two of Brisbane's most prestigious suburbs, Hamilton and Ascot are known for their grand hilltop mansions, bustling restaurant precincts and charming leafy tree scapes. Accommodation options include quality hotels, motels, units, bungalows, bed-and-breakfasts and villas. Eagle Farm is situated at the northern end of the Gateway Bridge, approximately 20 minutes drive from the Brisbane city centre and only five minutes drive from the Brisbane Airport.

Chermside

Chermside, Brisbane Area
Chermside is unofficially recognised as the mini central business district of Brisbane's northern suburbs. The suburb is home to one of the largest shopping centres in the country - Westfield Chermside, providing shopaholics with plenty of retail therapy. It was the first shopping mall to be built in Australia and is as popular now as it was when it first opened to great fanfare back in 1957. The shopping centre contains hundreds of speciality stores as well as major national department chains. The latest Hollywood blockbuster can be caught at the huge cinema complex, and for lunch you will be spoilt for choice by a dizzying array of food outlets, restaurants and cafes. Outside of the shopping centre, busy Gympie Road also offers a great range of shops and stores to explore. Chermside locals enjoy a large network of parklands along beautiful Downfall Creek. A system of bikeways and footpaths connect various areas and allow visitors to enjoy the pleasant surroundings at leisure. Picnic and barbecue facilities are provided along with a pool, children's playground and historic war memorials. Chermside is just 10 minutes drive north of the Brisbane city centre with excellent public transport available. Accommodation options include hotels, motels and motor-inns.

Milton

Milton, Brisbane Area
Milton is Icons and Espressos. Park Road is the original cafe strip, one of the first suburbs to undergo an urban revitalisation and credited with igniting Brisbane's love affair with exciting, individual villages. Milton is all about the restaurants and is a little corner of Europe within Brisbane with the iconic La Dolce Vita taking centre stage since 1989. It has the charm and the sophistication but with the everyday casual flamboyant attitude to it. A favourite with the in-crowd, this lively street is characterised by the expensive sports cars that jostle for prime parking positions outside gift shops, fashion houses and restaurants that surround a replica of the Eiffel Tower - now a symbol of Park Road's cosmopolitan nature. Milton is also home to the XXXX Ale House and Brewery where on any given day, the fragrant smell of hops will envelop you. Head towards the river and take a casual stroll along the picturesque riverside walkway to the famous Heritage-listed Regatta Hotel - one of Brisbane's oldest pubs.

West End

West End, Brisbane Area
West End is Left of Centre. The inner city suburb of West End is a lively mixture of cultures and the bohemian heart of Brisbane. The quirky local style can be described as a fusion of multicultural, alternative and vintage and the shops, restaurants and atmosphere reflect this suburb's eclectic personality. Stroll through the weekend markets where aspiring designers peddle their wares amongst organic grocers, cosy bars and coffee houses. The bars and restaurants offer an experience with a twist - cocktails served in a Chinese opium den, or cigar bar, breakfast served in an old gun shop, Turkish delights eaten overlooking the river, a cupcake parlour and the famous Hi-Fi, playing the hottest live music.

Country Valleys

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
The rolling hills and green open spaces of the Country Valleys provide postcard perfect views of endless horizons, sleepy towns and pristine lakes making it hard to believe you are only an hour away from the lights of the big city. Horse riding enthusiasts will relish the tracks that weave and climb throughout the pastures and hillsides of Esk and lovers of water sports will find it hard pressed to stay away from the lure of the giant lakes within Somerset and Wivenhoe. You can also go hiking, mountain climbing, abseiling and experience some of the best skydiving in the Southern Hemisphere. For those wanting to extend their stay to include the award winning boutique wineries or to sift through the many antique shops, there are a range of beautifully preserved homesteads, Bed and Breakfasts and mountain retreats to relax in at the end of a busy day.
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