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  • 3-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Small-Group Tour

    1. 3-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Small-Group Tour

    Explore some of Australia's most stunning scenery on a 3-day trip from Melbourne, and enjoy a breathtaking trip along the Great Ocean Road and to Grampians National Park. Travel in a small and intimate group for the ideal touring experience, and stay in top-notch accommodation to ensure a unique and relaxing journey. Day 1: After pick-up from your city hotel in Melbourne’s Central Business District or Federation Square, head out of Melbourne via the West Gate Bridge. Travel through the vast volcanic plains on route to Geelong, where you’ll have time to stroll along the beautiful waterfront. Then start your journey along the Great Ocean Road at Torquay, stopping at various spots along the coast including Bells Beach, the Memorial arch, and the seaside resort of Lorne for lunch and shopping. After lunch, cruise further along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, stopping at...

  • Visit J Ward Lunatic Asylum: Night Ghost Tour in Ararat

    2. Visit J Ward Lunatic Asylum: Night Ghost Tour in Ararat

    Be incarcerated for the evening at Australia's home to the criminally insane: the famous J Ward Lunatic Asylum. Meet at J Ward, Girdlestone Street, Ararat in the evening and commence the tour with free museum access to explore the memorabilia of the past including straight jackets, electro shock therapy devices, and fascinating patient records. After exploring the museum, enjoy a guided ghost tour of approximately 2 hours through the home of notorious criminals such as Chopper Read, Gary Webb and William Wallace. Explore the governor's bathroom, the hangman's gallows, the original kitchen, the showerblock, the grave sites, the West Wing, the J Ward Block, and the exercise yards and grounds in search of the souls that still linger, and hear the terrifying stories of murdered inmates and prisoners buried in the grounds as you explore the property. Tours run every Friday and Saturday eve...

    It was a real eye-opener. The history and real life experience was fantastic. I thoroughly recommend the experience. A big thumbs up.

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What people are saying about Ballarat

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Absolutely brilliant! Our guide was tremendous and very wecoming.

Fabulous night had by my partner and I. Being one who can communicate with those who have crossed, it made for a very interesting night. We plan to do the sleep over in the near future. Look forward to going through again and other places as well. Thank you for providing such an incredible part of history

Fantastic experience with lots of spirit activity

This was the best thing we'd done in ages. We had lots of feelings and experiences and got some interesting footage. Will recommend to everyone!!

It was a real eye-opener. The history and real life experience was fantastic. I thoroughly recommend the experience. A big thumbs up.

Night time tour of Asylum

We had a lot of fun on the tour hunting for spirits and listening to the morbid history of J Ward, did not find any ghosts though.

Interesting.

Interesting specter where you try to attract spirits.