Suspense tingling through the spine in the new Midnight Ghost Tour – Bundaberg Now
The tingling suspense of Bundaberg’s new Midnight Ghost Tour will thrill you from head to toe with some of the region’s most extraordinary stories.
Hosted by Jo Marshall from Day trips from JoJo, the Midnight Ghost Tour is not for the faint hearted but certainly recommended for the more open-minded.
Following the success of her first ghost tour held earlier this month, and her personal experience, Jo will now offer the tour on a regular basis.
The fun and informative evening begins at Quay Street, but Jo said the possibilities of knowing where it took you and when it ended are endless.
Jo said she was blown away by the support from the community and to her surprise the tours were booked by locals rather than visitors to the area.
“We take a look at the Bundaberg region and its history throughout the tour,” said Jo.
“Surprisingly, we have some of Australia’s most haunted places with a rich history here.
“So far the response to the tour has come from locals, born and raised in Bundy, who want to learn more about their own backyard.”
Not wanting to let the cat out of the bag, Jo said she won’t reveal the location until the tour begins, as the suspense of a bus-full of people started an evening of the unknown perfectly.
“I don’t like giving out the locations, but I can say there are three because it’s a bit of a mystery,” Jo said.
“We travel to several different places and enjoy a delicious meal in one of them.
“There is a specific interest and focus on the macabre and the history of the places we visit.”
The idea behind the Midnight Ghost Tours came to Jo after losing her father after a long illness, which involved the care of a large part of the family.
“When dad was really sick and needed 24 hour care, I hired a charter bus to give mum a break, and we would go with our friends and family on day trips.” , said Jo.
“Dad fed off that, it was really a highlight for him because mom shared the stories of the day with him, it was amazing.
“And just before daddy passed away he said, ‘promise me you’ll get a bus and do what you do best, show them your passion, go out and do it.’
“And yes, I did.
Jo said she secured the bus and, as a surprise to her mother, Margaret, who is also her right-hand man when it comes to sightseeing, she had a portrait of her father wrapped around the outside of the bus at his memory.
Jo’s love for sharing the best destinations in the region runs deep in her, as she has previously taken tours from Lady Musgrave, Mon Repos to gold panning in the west.
“I’m certainly no paranormal expert, but I’m not cynical either – I’m open-minded and that’s what you need to be on a tour like this,” he said. she declared.
“I did a historic tour through Tasmania, and I really enjoyed them, so I wanted to share the information from this region.
“And when I was in Thailand I saw the Thailand Midnight Tour and thought how wonderful it was, it looked fabulous, so I put a different swing on things and I started it here.
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