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J Ward Lunatic Asylum Ghost Tour - Lantern Ghost Tours


Join Lantern Ghost tours for an unforgettable and spine-chilling journey into the paranormal realm of one of Australia’s most haunted locations, J Ward Lunatic Asylum.

Home to the criminally insane for many years, the grounds of the prison are steeped in the dark and terrifying atmosphere of pain, misery and crime.

Our expert guide will provide a fascinating and haunting commentary into the history of the Asylum as we uncover the many rooms and blocks still rife with paranormal activity.

Home to notorious criminals such as Chopper Read, Gary Webb and William Wallace, and a burial site for many damned and revengeful souls - it’s easy to see why The J Ward Lunatic Asylum is considered one of the most paranormally active locations in Australia.

Join us for a thrilling evening at J Ward Lunatic Asylum - just 45mins drive from the famous Grampians National Park.

Venue: Mainly Indoors

Paranormal Activity: Very High

Per Person $39.00 (12+ years inclusive )


  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience


  • Meet at J Ward, Girdlestone Street, Ararat 3377. This location is a 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne.


  • Please Note: Due to the nature of stories, children must be 12+ years for this experience.

    Please arrive for check in at 9.15pm, 15 mins prior to the 9.30pm tour departure.

    No refunds. Change of date permitted with a minimum of 48 hours notice BEFORE your scheduled experience for a fee of $5 per order. New date must be chosen at time of reschedule. Non-attendance and late cancellation voids your order.

    Tours run every Friday & Saturday evening .

  • Important - Covid Requirements:

    You must be fully vaccinated (2 doses) to attend our public tours.

    Be ready to present Vaccination Certificate to staff members on request.

    Wear your mask indoors.

    Acknowledge and respect the 1.5 meter distancing rules.

    Mandatory Sign in by QR Code.

    Failure to follow these guidelines may result in non-admittance onto your tour.

Available Bookings from 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

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  • Per Person$27.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$25.00 Less than 6 at this price!

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Alex Brownless from Australia wrote on 01 May 2021


The tour was incredible, the tour guides were so friendly and welcoming.

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Loz from Australia wrote on 13 July 2019


I enjoyed the format of the tour but the caretaker would be more suited to the role of tour guide because he is much more personable.

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From J Ward Lunatic Asylum Ghost Tour - Lantern Ghost Tours

Hi Loz , thanks for your review on the JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour , We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with Lantern Tours, Hope to see you again soon on another Lantern Ghost Tour. Happy Haunting!

Danielle Edwards from Australia wrote on 15 June 2018


We thoroughly enjoyed this and Steve the tour guide was awesome!

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From J Ward Lunatic Asylum Ghost Tour - Lantern Ghost Tours

Hi Danielle, thank you for your 5 star review on the JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. We are happy to hear you found Steve to be an awesome ghost host, I will pass on your kind words, Hope to see you again on another Lantern Ghost Tour. Happy Haunting!


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