Tickets still available for first ghostly tour of 2014

GHOSTLY Tours and Tales of Maryborough return this year with the eerie entertainment getting underway at 6pm on Saturday, January 25, from the Post Office Hotel (Bazaar Street) in Maryborough.

Long-time tour host and Maryborough Ambassador Carmel Murdoch - aka the Mary Widow - said she is yet to meet a ghost tour guest who wasn't impressed.

Maryborough's rich history is littered with colourful and controversial characters, but perhaps none more macabre than notorious criminals Tommy and George, who were hanged for their crimes in the early 1870s.

"Portable gallows were brought up from Brisbane and they were set up where the stage is now located in City Hall," Mary said.

"I was getting changed after a tour one night and I actually felt a presence come rushing down the stairs towards me.

"Needless to say I was out of there very quickly."

The tour also includes:

  • Fully escorted coach transport
  • Complimentary glass of 'courage'
  • Two-course dinner
  • Visits to interesting colonial home and venues
  • Guided lamplight walk through the old, dark Maryborough cemetery
  • Walking tour of the historic Wharf Street precinct.

Councillor for tourism, marketing and communications Stuart Taylor is encouraging any residents with a sense of adventure to join Mary and her fellow host, The Undertaker, for a night of frightful fun.

"These tours are usually booked months in advance but there are still places available," he said.

Tickets are $75 per person and bookings can be made at the Maryborough Visitor Information Centre, Maryborough City Hall or by phoning 1800 214 789.

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