October holds the spookiest event of the year, Halloween, and this holiday is fast approaching us.
Plan a trip to Launceston, one of Australia's oldest cities located in northern Tasmania, for a spine-tingling night with Launceston City Ghost Tours.
Delve into the history of Launceston's deep and dark convict past, where servants, thieves and murderers used to wander the buildings, churches and streets – their ghosts may still be there today!
You can take part in the main tour to learn about the grisly true stories of the people that once inhabited the town, in a 90 minute guided walk around Launceston's alleyways and inner laneways.
In the tour you will be plunged into darkness and may hear loud noises and screaming, with many guests saying that they have experienced unexplained paranormal feelings.
It's recommended that you don't bring along children under ten on the main tour, due to the adult themes of the stories, but they need not miss out on the spooky experience with a children's tour available.
Recommended for children aged ten and up, the tour will take patrons through Tasmania's history also exploring Launceston's alleyways, lanes and parks, where at the end of the tour each child will be presented with a certificate to mark their completion.
Before taking part in the tour it's advised that you wear comfortable walking shoes, dress prepared for varying weather conditions and bring your camera – you never know what you might spot!
The ghost tours depart at nightfall with adults $25, children under 11 $5, children 12-16 years $15 and pensioners $20. Families consisting of two adults and three children under 16 can also get a pass for $55.
If you happen to be in Launceston this October, then make sure to check out Launceston Ghost Tours for an eerie experience to remember.