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Great place for a party or group

A group of about 25 of us stayed overnight and had an absolute ball. We stayed in A Block which we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Toni B
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Adelaide, Australia
Creeeeeepy

I came here right before closing so I was the only one here and while I don't scare easily, this is... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Adele H
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 weeks ago
“Great place for a party or group”
18 Jun 2018
“Well worth the visit”
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Ward Street, Gladstone, South Australia 5473, Australia
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+61 8 8662 2200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of about 25 of us stayed overnight and had an absolute ball. We stayed in A Block which we were told was the women's section. We slept 2 to a cell and took our own sleeping bags. The beds were really uncomfortable, just...More

Thank Toni B
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Excellent value for money. I think possibly some of the sections were not opened up, but this is partly my fault for not asking. Staff were informative and friendly. Public toilets were very clean and tidy. We did find some of the art/decorations a little...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

was a wonderful time enjoy all the historical site thank u was amazing to see the gaol and it was a interesting to see all the cells and the view as well

Thank _ann_nedkelly64
Reviewed 17 January 2018

I was keen to see this part of Australia's history so paid the $20 for our family to do the self guided tour. While the history was very interesting, and the buildings impressive the place is very underkept. The exercise yards could do with more...More

Thank ammeebeetle
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I'm not a believer in ghosts, psychics or anything similar, but this place left me with a terrible feeling. I just wanted to get out of there. That being said, the old buildings are very impressive and the view from the watchtower is worth the...More

Thank renee008
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I came here right before closing so I was the only one here and while I don't scare easily, this is one of the creepier closed down prisons I have visited in Australia (I have visited 3). But that is mostly due to the owners...More

Thank Adele H
Reviewed 6 December 2016

take a stroll amongst the towering walls topped with barbed wire and imagine yourself locked in here for a decent stretch, apart from the welcome break from work, the missus and the kids (Hmm! starting to sound good actually) it would be a horrendous place...More

Thank poppaDave58
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We are caravanning around SA and came across this historic gaol. Very cheap entry and a guide map saw us spend over 2 hours here. It is very much as it was left and as it was the setting for the movie Stir. Well laid...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had a wedding at the gaol on the 10th Sept. 2016. It was good to see how this place operated before 1977 and even had a ghost tour at night. interesting. Very reasonable over night stay if you don't mind ruffing it. Kitchen and BBQ...More

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Had a overnighter in this Historic Gaol, with 18 other fun minded people. We had such a great time, looking forward to doing it again. The Hosts were so helpful in helping to organising this trip and ghost tour. We were able to use the...More

Thank Alan C
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