2018 Media Releases

Have a ‘Ghouls Night Out’ on this Ghost Tour

05 April 2018

8.15pm – 10.45pm
Saturday 21 April, 5 May and 19 May
Water Feature, The Forum, 201-203 Pacific Highway, St Leonards
Cost: $45

Travel back in time with Ghouls Night Out, a historic ghost tour that explores the spookier side of our city’s history. From the building of the North Shore Line and the harsh realities of life in William Gore’s Convict Farm, hear stories that will run chills down your spine and leave you with the adrenaline rush of a good, fun, scare!

Departing from the centre water feature in the Forum, outside the entrance of St Leonards Station, this Ghost Tour focuses on the later 19th Century and early 20th Century, and the "Movers and Shakers" of all religions who built the north shore. Places like Artarmon, Gore Hill and Lane Cove have a story that is fascinating, moving and sometimes tragic - once you have seen and heard it is unforgettable!

One part of the tour will explore Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery, the first general cemetery on the north shore of Sydney and where the "Who's Who" were buried alongside the humble. This cemetery is famous as the original burial ground of Australia's first Saint, Mother Mary McKillop - and you won't believe why she had to be moved!

Hidden amongst the family crypts and tombstones are stories that would make a Sidney Sheldon novel look very tame, and the spirits of those taken before their time have reportedly made their presence felt...

“This event is just one of the many fantastic events and programs held during the Heritage Festival this year – discover more about the rich and fascinating history of Willoughby by picking up a Heritage Festival program at your local community centre or library,” Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney said.

For further information and bookings, please phone 8197 0363 or visit sydneyghosttour.com

This event is part of the 2018 Heritage Festival. For further information, please visit www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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Phone: 9777 7703
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Email: Samantha.Connor@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au 

For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au