Ghost tours

Mayday hills lunatic asylum was one of the largest institutions in Victoria. Opened in 1867 as A Lunatic Asylum, this building housed thousands of people described as "Lunatics", "idiots" and "imbeciles".

Closing in 1995 after 128 years of operation, today this site is considered one of the most haunted locations in Australia.

At its height, Mayday Hills consisted of 67 buildings and was home to over 1200 patients and 500 staff.

As night falls upon Beechworth you will be led through the cold and deserted buildings once a notorious and feared instruction in Victoria .
You will go deep into the heart of the asylum and experience the wards and their mysteries. Hear the stories, tales and myths that have led to this amazing tour and discover what life was like living and working in the institution during the 1860's.
This tour is more than just a 'Ghost Tour', but then again... will you see something more during your tour?
Day tours of this site are available.


Is there an age limit for the tour?
Our ghost tours are not suitable for children, under the age of 8. Please note that tour content may not be suitable for all children and parental discretion is advised

Is there much walking on the tour?
Tours are an easy walk, with an emphasis on stories. Patrons note that there are a 150 stairs.

Are the tours suitable for wheelchairs?
Unfortunately Beechworth Ghost Tours are not suitable for wheelchairs.

Are there toilets on the tours?
Yes there are toliet at the start of the tour. We highly recommend attending to this before the tour begins.

Will I see a ghost?
Maybe, however Beechworth Ghost Tours does not guarantee any contact with the supernatural.

Do you set up 'ghosts'?
No, Beechworth Ghost Tours let the stories and atmosphere speak for themselves.

Can we take photos during the tour?
Yes! However we do request that flash photography be pointed away from the guides. Video cameras are not permitted.


Tours run 7 nights a week, starting at 8pm.



PRICE - early (until 9:30pm)
- $30 adults - $28 concession - $15 children
. Please note, customers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
- $85 family (2 adults, up to 3 children)

PRICE - late (after 9:30pm)
- $35 adults - $33 concession - $20 children
. Please note, customers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
- $110 family (2 adults, up to 3 children)

To book, please phone 0447432816 or email

Terms and conditions
Bookings assume that all Guidelines, Faq's, Terms and Conditions have been read.
Beechworth Ghost Tours are smoke and alcohol free.
Tickets are not refundable except in the event that management cancel a tour - at which time all patrons will be notified in advance, and be refunded..
Management reserves the right to refuse entry to those not behaving according to guidelines.
Beechworth Ghost Tours are not liable for any inconsistency which should arise if patrons conduct themselves in a way contrary to guide instructions.
Patrons will be advised at the time of booking if the tour should be booked out.
Tours depart at the scheduled time and will not wait for latecomers.
Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Not suitable for children under the age of 8.
Information provided to Beechworth Ghost Tours will not be used for any other purpose than booking of the tour.

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