Experience the ultimate fright night on this overnight incarceration in Melbourne's notorious Pentridge Prison! Explore D Division, visit the original burial site of Ned Kelly, and enjoy a pizza supper before embarking on a paranormal investigation and sleepover in the prison cells.

$184pp

Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour and Overnight Stay
Runs: Selected dates
Departs at: 7.30pm
Departs from: Pentridge Prison D Division, corner or Urquhart Street and Wardens Walk South, Coburg
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

5 stars

Editor's summary:

‘On this tour you’ll not only walk in the footsteps of infamous Pentridge Prison inmates like Squizzy Taylor, Chopper Read and Ronald Ryan — you’ll also sleep in their cells! This overnight paranormal investigation is the definitive ghost busting experience.’

☆ Hear ghostly tales about Pentridge Prison from your expert guide

☆ Walk in the footsteps of infamous inmates like Squizzy Taylor, Eddie Leonski and Chopper Read

☆ Relive the final moments of Ronald Ryan — the last man to be hanged in Australia

☆ Enjoy a pizza supper

☆ Embark on a paranormal investigation in the D Division

☆ Snooze (if you dare) on a sleepover inside the cells

☆ Maximum group size: 15.

☆ Guided small group tour

☆ Commentary from a knowledgeable and entertaining guide/paranormal expert

☆ Entry to Pentridge Prison’s D Division, and a sleepover in a cell

☆ Light supper.

Participants must provide their own torch, warm clothes, snacks, sleeping bag and inflatable mattress or camp bed. You will sleep in the original cells. Please note: No shower facilities are available and the consumption of alcohol is not permitted on the site.

On this Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour and Overnight Stay you’ll learn exactly how it felt to be incarcerated in this notorious Melbourne maximum security prison, which operated from 1851 to 1997. Your digs for the nights is the infamous D Division — where remand prisoners were housed, and where a number of executions took place.

For anyone with a desire to learn more about the lives of Australia’s hardest criminals, this experience is a great way to do it! It begins with a tour of D Division with your knowledgeable guide. Throughout the tour you’ll enjoy entertaining and informative commentary about Pentridge’s many infamous residents — in the very place where they served their time. In many cases, the prison was their final resting place.

You’ll hear the often gruesome escapades of inmates like Squizzy Taylor, Eddie Leonski and Chopper Read as you walk the echoing halls of this atmospheric heritage site. You’ll step back in time and feel the final moments of Ronald Ryan — the last man to be executed in Australia, and you’ll visit the onsite graves of some 44 prisoners whose lives of crime ended right here. You’ll also see where bushranger Ned Kelly was originally buried following his execution at Old Melbourne Gaol.

This Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour and Overnight Stay includes a light pizza supper following the tour. Then it’s time to get down to some serious ghost busting on a paranormal investigation of the prison cells. Hold your nerve as your expert guide tracks any spectral activity within the prison walls.

Later in the evening you’ll set up camp in one of the original, unrenovated cells. Enjoy some shut-eye (if you can!) or spend the time pondering the possible presence of supernatural cell mates.

Release from this Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour and Overnight Stay comes at 7.30 the following morning.

Please note: Pentridge Prison can be reached easily by tram or train from the Melbourne CBD. Take the No. 19 tram or an Upfield Line train to Coburg railway station. The journey should take around 40 minutes.

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Important information

Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

Minimum numbers are required for this tour to operate, and there is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. If this happens, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.

Participants must provide their own torch, warm clothes, snacks, sleeping bag and inflatable mattress or camp bed. You will sleep in the original cells. Please note that no shower facilities are available and the consumption of alcohol is not permitted on the site.

This experience is not suitable for children. The minimum age for participants is 16.

Please wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.

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