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Ghost tours in Adelaide

Uncover Adelaide's darkest secrets and twisted history with these ghost tours.

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Mysterious sightings, strange noises, suicides and brutal murders – Adelaide's troubled past stays hidden until these ghost tours teach you what's been swept under the carpet.

They're spooky and they're chilling, so it's best to leave your kids at home when you take these tours around Adelaide's CBD and the most haunted town in the country for a night of secrets and scares.


Our top picks of Adelaide ghost tours:

Best for interactivity: Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour and Investigation, Lantern Ghost Tours

Best for interactivity: Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour and Investigation, Lantern Ghost Tours from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Length of tour: 2 hours
  • When are tours held? A few times per month, various dates, from 7:30pm
  • Cost: $39
  • Recommended age: 18+
  • What to expect: Hear stories of some of the 45 hangings that took place and have the chance to meet 12 spirits that haunt the 147-year-old building

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Cheapest tour: Old Adelaide Gaol "Comes Alive" Ghost Crime Tour with Ghost Crime Tours

Highlights:

  • Length of tour: 3 hours
  • When are tours held? Tours twice a week (randomly selected) from 8.15pm
  • Cost: $30
  • Recommended age: 13+
  • Number of spirits: 12 spirits haunt the 147-year-old building
  • What to expect: Hear stories of inmates acted out by professional performers

Best for a scare: Z Ward Ghost Tours with Adelaide Haunted Horizons

Highlights:

  • Length of tour: 2 hours
  • When are tours held? Most Thursday-Saturday nights, 7.30-8pm start
  • Cost: 38
  • Recommended age: 18+
  • What to expect: Glenside Hospital (Parkside Lunatic Asylum) once held South Australia's most criminally insane patients. On previous tours, guests have seen or heard full-body apparitions, heavy male breathing close by, physical connections and more

Best for tour length: Kapunda Ghost Crime Tour with Ghost Crime Tours

Highlights:

  • Length of tour: 3 hours
  • When are tours held? Most Saturdays from 7.30pm
  • Cost: $35
  • Recommended age: 13+
  • What to expect: Hear stories of crimes dating back to the 1800s and visit the town's courthouse to learn of the town's most notorious cases

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Tour nameLocationDay/timeDurationSuitable forPrice (from)Book
Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour and InvestigationAdelaide GaolVaries, from 7:30pm2 hoursAges 18+$39Viator
Adelaide Arcade Ghost TourRundle Mall EntranceSelect Thursdays at 7.30pm2 hoursAges 15 and up$38Adelaide's Haunted Horizons
Railway Museum Ghost TourNational Railway MuseumSelect Fridays, 8pm2 hoursAges 15 and up$38Adelaide's Haunted Horizons
Old Tailem Town Ghost TourOld Tailem TownMost Friday nights, 8pm2 hoursAges 18 and up$44Adelaide's Haunted Horizons
Z Ward Asylum Ghost TourZ Ward AsylumMost Thursday-Saturday nights, time 7.30-8pm start2 hoursAges 18 and up$38Adelaide's Haunted Horizons
Adelaide CBD Ghost Crime TourRundle MallMost Mondays at 6.30pm2 hoursAges 13 and up$35Ghost Crime Tours
Port Adelaide Ghost Crime TourLighthouse Wharf HotelThursdays-Saturdays from 7.30pm2 hoursAges 13 and up$35Ghost Crime Tours
Kapunda Ghost Crime TourNorth Kapunda HotelMost Saturdays from 7.30pm3 hoursAges 13 and up$35Ghost Crime Tours
Old Adelaide Gaol "Comes Alive"Old Adelaide GaolTwice weekly, random dates and times3 hoursAges 13 and up$30Ghost Crime Tours
Port River Ghost Crime Boat TourConfirmed upon bookingSaturday nights at 8pm2 hoursAges 13 and up$45Ghost Crime Tours

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