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Auckland Ghost Tours
« on: July 27, 2009, 12:41:31 AM »
TOUR INFORMATION (Reservations are essential)
Tours depart daily, from outside the Britomart train station in lower Queen Street, Auckland. Look for the ghost walker with the lantern. We walk no more than 4 km, in all weather. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours. Dress appropriately for Auckland weather conditions.
Terms and conditions
Tours are subject to change without notice and without incurring liability. Extra tours will be added to accommodate large groups. Anyone who, in the opinion of the Tour Leader, is physically unfit, is intoxicated or adversely affected by alcohol or drugs, will not be permitted to take part in the tour. No refunds for tours cancelled with less than 24 hours notice. There are no tours on Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Eve.

Price
ADULTS $50.00 each, CHILDREN UNDER 12 - $25.00 each

Time
October - March: 7.00 pm, April - September: 6.00 pm

http://www.aucklandghosttours.com/tours.html
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Re: Auckland Ghost Tours
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 12:06:47 AM »
Hi everyone,
Darren and I did the Auckland Ghost Tour on Friday night. We had a great time. Anthony was a wonderful guide. We walked about 4kms including up one very large hill, I thought it was going to get the better of me.
A wonderful mix of murder, death and history. We heard stories from the wharf and docklands, up the hill past the theatre area, right up to the University. The tour was amazing and we highly recommend it to anyone visiting Auckland.

The docks are saw the introduction of the influenza in 1918. The influenza epidemic that struck New Zealand between October and December 1918 still stands as the country’s worst disease outbreak ever. It claimed 8600 lives – including 1128 in the Auckland region. Auckland was closed down and bodies were piled in public areas all over the city.

We also heard about Freda Stark, an Auckland theatre performer and where the origin of the phrase Stark Naked came from. She perfomed basically naked in the theatre and was a hit amongst the servicemen of the time. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=134969992

We also heard about Austin Hemmings who was murdered in a back street in Auckland. I saw him and thought he had been shot, turns out I was close, he was stabbed. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10592255

Then there was the chinese national who was stabbed and cut up into pieces by his mates after his family failed to pay a huge ransom for his safe release. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10464259
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/kidnapping/news/article.cfm?c_id=1500895&objectid=10461447
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411424/701848?cfb3=3

Thanks Anthony, we hope to see you in Australia soon.
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Re: Auckland Ghost Tours
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 12:18:24 AM »
sounds great...except for the hill..lol

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Re: Auckland Ghost Tours
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009, 12:26:24 AM »
That hill! ARGH!
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Re: Auckland Ghost Tours
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2009, 12:28:00 AM »
lol..should have walked up it backwards then you could have pretended you were going down instead of up

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Re: Auckland Ghost Tours
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2009, 01:17:51 AM »
I was trying not to die at that point. Made me realise how truly unfit I am.
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Re: Auckland Ghost Tours
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2009, 11:19:05 AM »
Sounds awesome Christine. Pity about the walk though, lol.

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Re: Auckland Ghost Tours
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009, 03:57:36 PM »
I'm buying a treadmill so I can be ready in case I get to go there.


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Re: Auckland Ghost Tours
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2009, 04:09:32 PM »
rofl
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Re: Auckland Ghost Tours
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2009, 06:19:21 PM »
hehe

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Re: Auckland Ghost Tours
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2009, 06:34:01 PM »
Take your broomstick CE...... they'll let it on the plane I'm sure.  Rofl.

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Re: Auckland Ghost Tours
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2009, 06:50:50 PM »
I should just go astrally and save the air fare and my legs


 


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