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J Ward Overnight Paranormal Investigation
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Spent the night at Victoria’s ultimate home of the criminally insane, the infamous Ararat Lunatic Asylum and find out if you can stay the time.

  • 2-hour ghost tour of the Asylum
  • Casual supper of pizza and soft drink in the original dining room
  • Expert paranormal investigation late at night
  • Sleep in the original, non-renovated gaol cells
  • Includes experience gift pack with personalised voucher and message card

If you are not mad now, you may be after spending a night at the Ararat Asylum.

It was once home to the criminally insane and housed the likes of Chopper Reed, Gary Webb and William Wallace. 

The most depraved and most dangerous men in Victoria were housed in horrific conditions in the Asylum under the highest security.  And you get to experience it all.  At night.  Sleeping in the original gaol cells.  Who was in yours?

The evening begins with a 2-hour, eerie ghost tour of the Asylum.  Explore the governor’s bathroom, the hangman’s gallows, the shower block, gravesites and the infamous J Ward block. 

You will see the place where murderers breathed their last.  You will see where their bodies are buried in unconsecrated ground, in unmarked graves.  You might hear of escapes or suicides or of twelve-year-olds caged here.

After supper, during the night, you join a team of investigators.  Will you discover paranormal activity?  A ghost from the past?

If that’s not enough to send shivers down your back, you’ve got all night to enjoy, sleeping in the original Gaol cells.  Every creak, every sound.  Cool breezes.  Can you bear it?  Or will you make an exit?

Tours are conducted in all weather.  It adds to the eerie feeling.

Held in the evening starting at 9.30pm and ending 8am the following morning, if you can bear it! 

Available throughout the year on select weekend dates.

Valid for one person.  The experience is limited to 15 people.

Bring a torch, sleeping bag, very warm clothes, snack and drinks. Alcohol is not permitted.

The operator can supply inflatable mattresses and investigation equipment.

Please note there are no shower facilities.

Minimum age 18 years. 

There is moderate walking involved.  Steps are encountered along the way.

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