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@ Oct 7th 2015 3:43pm
- By Administrator
Toowong Cemetery is a true necropolis – literally a city of the dead.
For 138 years it has been the Brisbane General Cemetery. Nearly everyone has a relative buried here. One of the most beautiful haunted sites in Brisbane, Toowong Cemetery is now the largest cemetery in Queensland, covering almost 250 acres at the base of Mount Coot-tha, it is the burial place of 120,000 souls – some famous, some infamous.
Spread over the hills and steep slopes are tens of thousands of gravestones, tombs & crypts. There are many parts you would not go alone. Generations of local people have been drawn to explore it; ghost stories and tales – real and imagined – abound. Now locked to the public at night to prevent vandalism it is even more isolated and empty than before. Empty, save the dead…
Meet at the gates of one of the most haunted burial grounds in Australia – Toowong Cemetery. By day a beautiful and tranquil place; At night, a city of the dead. Be led on an intimate 2 hour historic ghost tour with an eerie Tour Guide.
Hear 13 real ghost stories of real haunted graves – true tales researched from archives, libraries, former grave diggers & local people – dead governors, murderers, black widows, & buried boxers.
Toowong Cemetery Ghost Tour is held at Toowong Cemetery every Friday and Saturday.
Our Toowong Accommodation is just minutes away from Toowong Cemetery. The two bedroom apartment with study is fully furnished and complete with everything you will need. The stylish and refined apartments include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study, laundry facilities, air conditioning, WiFi internet access, a comfortable lounge area, Foxtel TV, a DVD player, and a large balcony. Suitable for a maximum of four guests, our two bedroom apartment with study is ideal for corporate travellers, friends and families. We also have one bedroom apartments and two bedroom apartments. The one bedroom apartments can accommodate three guests.
For booking information, please visit http://innonthepark.etourism.net.au
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