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Loved the location and tour was ok but was just missing the mark

We travelled up to the Asylum for a tour, we travelled over 3 hours. I thought the Asylum itself... read more

Reviewed yesterday
luke m
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Melbourne, Australia
Fun night out!

We visited here with friends on a weekend with trip to Ararat. The tour guides are very formal... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
SamanthaJC87
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Heath Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

We travelled up to the Asylum for a tour, we travelled over 3 hours. I thought the Asylum itself had a real haunting nature about it which was great, the tour itself was not bad however the tour guide jumped out and tried to scare...More

Thank luke m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this tour with Lady Madeleine as the guide who did a terrific job in setting the scene & lots of history, it’s a huge bleak creepy place set out of town & u really feel sorry for all the poor souls who were labeled...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the 4 hour ghost tour and it was time well spent. A fascinating insight into the history of the facility but insanity itself and its treatment. Whilst we didn't see any ghosts it was a whole lot of fun ans education at the...More

Thank ReptonChris1131
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

At $40 per person you expected some value for money and some great entertainment but the tour lacked any professionalism. After 30min I was hoping the tour to end. If it was $20 it would have been better value. It does have potential

Thank BillyK1980
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The tour guide we had on the night tour just rushed through the tour from start to finish. We did not even have time to take decent photos, as you can’t walk and take photos at the same time. So it was very disappointing, as...More

Thank BLUE-EYED_DUDE
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We visited here with friends on a weekend with trip to Ararat. The tour guides are very formal and take their roles very seriously, and there were definitely a few scares throughout the night. It was very entertaining and exciting and the history is very...More

Thank SamanthaJC87
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Did the 4 hour night tour...Would have expected at least a cuppa tea/coffee halfway through the evening. We got a toilet/cigarette break...Too bad if you didn't need either on a very cold night! The commentary was ok but not great...The people on our tour all...More

Thank Jannabelle655
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Very very large place to cover! My boyfriend and i did the 4 hour ghost tour on a saturday night. Beautiful clear night and tour guide was amazing and very dramatic. Definitely going back again to do the paranormal ghost tour and a day tour...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Had a great time. The tour guide was great. But feel like we had to push for information as to what buildings we were walking past and whatnot. Bit dissapointed, after having a slightly late start We also finished early!! Even after me saying that...More

1  Thank Tara M
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We got some ghost detection equipment which was a nice surprise and I quite enjoyed the whole theatrics of the whole investigation. I didn’t witness and paranormal activity but some of the girls in our group got quite a few good hits on the emf...More

Thank DamoTravels23
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Response from Debbie N | Reviewed this property |
I went on the 2 hour tour. There is a lot of stairs and walking. Short beaks so the guide can do their talking. It is also quite dark, only lantern light. I would say it may not be suitable. So I think it would be up to you... More
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Wilma L
4 September 2015|
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I thought it would be easier to direct you to a review via the weekend notes website which will provide some hints and tips. Just google "weekend notes aradale asylum" and it will appear. Thanks, Paul
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