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Gladstone Gaol

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by Snoozle (subscribe)
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Published July 26th 2016
Haunt the Gladstone Gaol
A scenic drive in the country didn't seem such a great idea when mother nature had a melt down and shed some heavy tears. Gratefully she pulled herself together as we hit the main street of Crystal Brook. Unfortunately we were a little late to sample the delights of the Kupsch Bakery which is open until 12pm on a Saturday.

This worked in our favour, as we ventured onto Laura (only 24kms away) and had a fantastic homemade hamburger and giant coffee in the quaint Koffi n Kandi Cafe.The staff were super friendly and it is obviously popular with visitors and locals alike.

Coffee and Hambuger
Koffi n Kandi style hamburger and coffee


A wander through the local antique store, full of treasures from the past, set the scene as we continued on to the heritage listed Gladstone Gaol.

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A Guards view from the inside


Spooky ghost sounds from "smart alec' kids echo in my head as memories of visiting the gaol as a young school child flood back. A realisation that this was not too many years after the Gaol was decommissioned in 1975, dawns. Typically of gaols, there is an eerie sense of history and superstition.

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If these walls could talk...


At only $8 each to wander through all the buildings, read the excerpts from the records and the newspapers, it was an enjoyable afternoon. I'm not sure if I would be brave enough to spend a night, but the opportunity to take a few snaps with the chance of capturing the image of a ghost was alluring.

Wonderful sights and adventures await in the Southern Flinders Ranges which is so stunning at this time of the year.
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When: 6 days from 10.00am 4:00 pm. (Closed Tuesday)
Where: Ward St, Gladstone SA 5473
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Sounds 'spooky' but a good educational trip to do, Snoozle!
by Elaine (score: 3|5521) 809 days ago
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