Top 7 Haunted places in Australia

Haunted places in Australia
Haunted places in Australia

If you love ghosts, tales of paranormal activities and horror stories and want to do something different than visiting iconic places then you are at the right page. For me, at the end of the day, they are just stories but I am really excited to share top 7 haunted places in Australia.

One the world’s best beaches, unique wildlife, perfect for road trips, multicultural, largest barrier reef, wilderness, romantic escapes and many more which will blow your mind but when light goes down, some of these places turn into deeply disturbing, spooky and might give shivers you or scare the hell out of you.

Princess Theatre, Victoria

Princess Theatre
Princess Theatre

Princess Theatre was not only famous for opera, ballet and drama but also because of well-known resident, Frederick Baker also known as Federici. He suffered a heart attack when he was playing the role of Mephistopheles in Faust and died on the spot.

Since that time, it is said he haunts the theatre; people have seen his mysterious appearance and very often sighted him in the theatre. Strange and creepy right? From here following places will hunt you down. Boooh.

Devil’s Pool, Babinda, Queensland 

Devil's Pool
Devil’s Pool

Devil’s Pool also known as Babinda Boulders in Babinda, around 1 hour drive from south of Cairns is popular among locals and tourists for picnic area and swimming hole. The Devil’s Pool may look calm but has a haunted history.

Famous Aboriginal tales says that there was a young beautiful married woman who fell in love with a man from another tribe. They had no option but to run away from their tribe and fled into the valleys. They were captured by elders of the tribe from Devil’s Pool.

The man was forced to go back to his tribe while the broken heart woman jumped in the water crying out for her love and at that time still water turned in to rushing torrent.

Since 1959, 19 people have tragically died in the water of Devil’s Pool, possibly they were unfamiliar with the dangerous water conditions. Many people can still hear her weeping and in many stories you hear that her spirit remains there and still looking for her lost love.

That’s the reason it is considered as Queensland’s most haunted spot.

Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, Victoria

Beechworth Lunatic Asylum
Beechworth Lunatic Asylum

Mayday Hills Mental Hospital commonly known as Beechworth Asylum is located in Beechworth town in Victoria, Australia. It was one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the state which was closed after 128 years of operation in 1995.

Many of the patients were kept in shackles and electro-shock treatments were performed on them. Many people believe that their spirits still remained there as hundreds of patients were buried in unmarked graves on the site.

In other stories, you will hear that people hear children laughing and strange noises in the building. I’ll definitely suggest you to take a ghost tour or paranormal investigation tour which give you thrills, and goosebumps in these haunted building in the dark.

Ready to hear about more dark stories, history, and see paranormal activity at the site?

Port Arthur, Tasmania

Port Arthur
Port Arthur

Port Arthur is a spooky historic town in Tasmania, Australia, located approximately 100 kilometres from Hobart. It is a world heritage site that was built in the 18th century during the British Empire to keep most hardcore convicts of that time.

They were kept in awful and unbearable conditions, as a result around 1000 prisoners died and people have heard strange voices, screams and sounds of footsteps, banging doors and also witnessed hanged souls, felt presence of spirits.

You can visit these ruins and take an exclusive guided tour which gives you mesmerising insights of convicts and people who lived and worked at that time.

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), Australian Capital Territory

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

You might be thinking either title is wrong or I wrote a completely wrong subject in this blog but I assure you after reading this you will surely believe why I have mentioned National Film and Sound Archive as one of the most haunted places in Australia.

What most people don’t know is that this building was the Australian Institute of Anatomy and Canberra’s first morgue until 1984 and a collection of body parts and bones were kept there, some specimens were believed to be obtained by unethical means.

Over the years many tourists including staff of NFSA have reported both poltergeist and ghostly activity, especially where dissection laboratories used to be.

Locals also said they have heard a lot of spooky stories as well as felt the unexplained presence of ghosts. Now you know why it’s considered as one of Australia’s most haunted places.

Monte Cristo Homestead, New South Wales

Monte Cristo Homestead
Monte Cristo Homestead

Built in 1885, Monte Cristo Homestead is in the town of Junee in New South Wales. It is believed that around 10 ghosts lived inside a double-storey building manor where a chain of horrific events took place such as horrific deaths, and shocking suicides.

This is the only place in Australia where you will hear all kinds of strange and extremely scary stories such as creepy shapes appearances, phantom footsteps, spooky sightings, and mysterious ways of door opening.

It is also believed that children who come for visits with their parents feel distressed and start throwing tantrums near the staircase where it is believed a child has died.

There are many more horrific stories you will come across and due to all these reasons, the manor has featured so many times in the travel show, reality shows, and television shows.

Gladesville Mental Hospital, New South Wales

Gladesville Mental Hospital
Gladesville Mental Hospital

Opened in 1838, Gladesville Mental Hospital also known as the Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum Sydney’s first psychiatric hospital shut down in 1997 after more than 150 years due to cruel mistreatment. Dreadful, dark and sinister histories hang over the site.

Even though it could accommodate only 60 patients the place was overcrowded and there were around 150 patients in 1844. There were also reports of a patient’s head bashed with a chamber pot, physical and sexual abuse with female patients, and burnt face of a female patient due to excessive electric shock treatment.

Nobody came to collect more than 1,200 patients so they were buried on site. The Gladesville Mental Hospital is an abandoned place with its walls full of graffiti but reports of spirits and existence of souls of patients who died there have put this place in most haunted places in Australia.

Summery of Top 7 Haunted places in Australia

  • Princess Theatre : – People have seen Frederick Baker also known as Federici’s mysterious appearance and very often sighted him in the theatre.
  • Devil’s Pool : – Many people can still hear her weeping and in many stories you hear that her spirit remains there and still looking for her lost love.
  • Beechworth Lunatic Asylum :-  It was one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the state which was closed after 128 years of operation in 1995.
  • Port Arthur :- It is a world heritage site that was built in the 18th century during the British Empire to keep most hardcore convicts of that time.
  • National Film and Sound Archive of Australia : – This building was the Australian Institute of Anatomy and Canberra’s first morgue until 1984 and a collection of body parts and bones were kept there, some specimens were believed to be obtained by unethical means.
  • Monte Cristo Homestead : – It is believed that around 10 ghosts lived inside a double-storey building manor where a chain of horrific events took place such as horrific deaths, and shocking suicides.
  • Gladesville Mental Hospital : – Opened in 1838, Gladesville Mental Hospital also known as the Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum Sydney’s first psychiatric hospital shut down in 1997 after more than 150 years due to cruel mistreatment.

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