Can an old gold mining area still be haunted?
We KNOW IT IS!
Newcastle Ghost Tours takes you into the Copeland Tops State Conservation area and the township of Gloucester on a ghost hunt like no other.
In 1876 first discovered gold at Copeland. People came from everywhere once the word got out and soon the population exploded to 1,100 inhabitants with three pubs and 4 stores turning the area into a scene from a wild west movie.
On this tour you will firstly visit the Gloucester Museum to see artifacts and learn about life during the gold rush. Silent vigils will help us find out if some of the museum pieces can act as trigger objects to attract spirits and some, well, we may just find out that they are still possessed with the energies of their owners.
We then hop back into our cars and take a twenty minute drive out to the Mountain Maid Gold Mine site meeting in the car park.
This is in the National Park - deep into the woods we go!!
We turn on our torches and walk into the forest. We will explore an old historic building where miners stayed overnight in the last years of the working mine site and get up close and personal to old machinery calling out to the ghosts amongst the over grown tracks as the world of the miners opens up to us.
This is a very unique ghost hunt and the total time is approximately 3 hours.
7pm to 10pm - We meet at the Gloucester District Historical Museum 12 Church Street Gloucester.
We then drive to the Mountain Maid Gold Mine site at the Copeland Tops State Conservation Area meeting in the car park.
Participants must be 16 years and over.
ALL Participants must wear covered in shoes and long pants as you will be walking into the State forest and your feet and legs must be covered.
PLEASE understand that if you arrive without the appropriate clothing we will refuse you entry into the forest. This is to keep you safe from creepy crawlies.
You must bring a torch as we will be walking through the forest on uneven dirt tracks in darkness. You must be able to walk over uneven surfaces.
Cost per person is $90
Number of people per tour is 15
PLEASE CHOOSE EITHER FRIDAY 15th JANUARY OR SATURDAY 16th JANUARY as your options - tickets cannot be transferred once purchased.