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Castle Blackstone: A Haunted Legacy in Queensland

Queensland, Australia

Castle Blackstone was once a grand residence built atop Blackstone Hill in 1891. Although the mansion no longer stands, its legacy continues to remain. The castle was built for a wealthy man, Lewis Thomas, after he immigrated to Australia. Thomas had made his fortune through coal mining and spared no expense when creating his new luxurious home. This magnificent property once stood tall at 3 stories, consisting of 49 different rooms and sprawling over acreage […]

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Ghost Hole Mine: Haunted Mount Coot-Tha, Queensland

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Ghost Hole Mine is an abandoned gold mine, which now forms a popular and mysterious hiking trail in the Mount Coot-Tha region of Queensland, Australia. While the mine itself is now sealed and closed-off, certainly not much to look at, the area contains a great deal of history from by-gone days of Australian mining. Ghost Hole Mine was by most accords a rather unsuccessful venture. The only records of gold leaving the mine were that […]

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The Australian Hotel: Haunted Pub in Queensland

Queensland, Australia

You’d be hard-pressed to find a country pub with more charm than the Australian Hotel. This piece of local history has sat within the small community of Boonah since 1888. Its wooden deck, creaking stairs and quaint front bar are all cherished parts of character that have made the hotel feel like a second home to many. The welcoming nature of the Australian Hotel even seems to have extended past the living and coaxed many […]

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Most Haunted Places in South Australia

South Australia, Australia

South Australia is an enchanting place. Made of vast deserts, lush Riverland and an epic coastline, the state has a certain charm that not many can match. It is well known for its wine region, as the festival state and for holding the city of churches, Adelaide. While nothing described here screams ghosts, it seems that the rich history South Australia contains within its oldest buildings have made it one of the most haunted regions […]

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Old Geelong Gaol Haunted: Ghosts of Australia

Victoria, Australia

The Old Geelong Gaol is a foreboding memory of dark moments in Australia’s past. Today, the notorious building remains mostly intact and casts a historic shadow over Geelong. The prison was built between 1849 and 1864 and remained open until 1991. Officially opening its doors to prisoners in 1853, giving Old Geelong Gaol 138 years to accumulate dark events and hauntings. Unlike other Australian jails of the time, the Geelong Gaol lead a colorful and […]

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Aradale Mental Hospital: Australia’s Most Haunted Asylum

Victoria, Australia

Perched on what was formerly known as “Mad-Man’s Hill” is one of the most notorious asylums to ever exist within Australia. Aradale Lunatic Asylum was a psychiatric hospital built in Ararat, Australia during the 1800s, which operated within the community right through to the 1990s. Aradale was constructed at a time where other asylums were also being built within the state of Victoria. They were thought essential to deal with the crisis of increasing numbers […]

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Cascade Gardens: The Shadowless Ghost of Ned Harper

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cascade Gardens is a perfectly manicured waterfront park that holds a dark secret. The park exists in Surfers paradise, one of the most visited areas of Queensland, Australia. Cascade Gardens is well-known for its war memorials, as a habitat for bats and for containing the grave of a well-respected man, whom some believe now haunts the area. Ned Harper lived from 1828 to 1896. During his life, he became respected within the local community for […]

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Ernest Junction Tunnel: Haunted Queensland, Australia

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Ernest Junction Tunnel lies in the underbelly of a sleepy suburb just outside of Brisbane, Australia. It is an imposing, dark passage cloaked in rather sinister graffiti. The tunnel was once an important pass-through for the South Coast Railway Line. Today the tunnel has been abandoned, yet is preserved as a piece of Queensland’s rail history. The Ernest Junction Tunnel was constructed in 1888 and served until 1964 when it saw the last passenger […]

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