Peeps and Paws Ghost Tour

A private and exclusive tour of Geelong Gaol with the brave doggos telling those ghosts to "keep moving nothing to see here''.


Enjoy a boutique small group adventure to celebrate Fur-Fathers Day or for Fur Lovers all round. This is a unique opportunity to experience all the history of Geelong Gaol on a private guided tour.


Geelong Gaol was built between 1849 and 1864 and has some dark secrets. It open until 1991. From convicts to murderers and all those between were housed in this historic bluestone building. The first executions were public ones held at Gallows Flat, an area at the front gate of the Gaol. The bright yellow gallows were a warning to keep on the right side of the law. View the extensive exhibitions like Ned Kelly’s death mask, Mark Chopper Read's artwork and see the prison uniforms through the ages.


Wander the scenic and sniff worthy paths of Geelong's Eastern Park. Then be treated to a unique High Cheese Afternoon Tea at a local restaurant in private courtyard, before entering the haunted gates. There will be plenty of time to chat and bark with like minded Peeps and Paws.


Whether you are coming on your own or with a group of friends we will take care of everything. Bella the Dog Friendly Bus will chauffeur you with dogs getting the window seat where window licking the scenery is encouraged!


We have done all the planning so all you have to do is bring your sense of adventure - oh and your dog!

Ghost Tour

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11am - 9pm

Sat 7 Sep 2024

We start at Port Melbourne with some essential dog socialising. This is an essential part where  all the dogs get to know each other so they are comfortable on Bella and at the venues.

Then we are off on a leisurely drive on Bella to Geelong and the Eastern Park. We stop for a wee break and some off leash time, then there is a choice of walks around this incredibly sniffing heaven with some fabulous views across Corio Bay.

A short journey to a fabulous restaurant for High Cheese (think everything imaginable about cheese - hot and cold) in a private courtyard followed by a doggo wee break.

Then it is on to Geelong Gaol for a private tour of all things Ghosts, Convicts and History with the dogs of course.


  • Private and exclusive guided tour of Geelong Goal with your dog for 1hr
  • High Cheese Afternoon Tea in a private courtyard including glass of wine/beer/soft drink with hot and cold delights
  • Selection of fruit on the outbound journey
  • Heaps of fun and games on Bella
  • Walk around Eastern Park Geelong with both on leash and off leash options
  • Doggy personalised treat
  • Dog socialisation pre-boarding
  • Chauffeured on Bella the dog welcoming bus with climate control, dog seat belts, seat covers and blankets.
  • Water for all guests.
  • We will do all the preparation from Vet checks to booking the venue with your dietary requirements.
  • All the awesome planning and preparation to make a fun day out

Not included

  • Additional drinks/food at the venues
  • Travel to and from meeting point
  • Meeting time is 11am and we recommend you arrive 15minutes early for the essential dog socialising.
  • Meet at Port Melbourne - Westport Reserve
  • Please note it is not possible to join the tour at any other meeting point as we need to do the essential dog socialising before boarding Bella, besides we have so much fun on the bus


Pesky but important information

  • AFTER you have booked you will need to complete our Guest Details Form. This must  be completed for each adult and dog attending within 3 days of your booking. Your assistance with this is necessary for our preparation.
  • This exclusive tour is limited to 12 dogs to ensure a personal experience
  • All dogs must be desexed at the time of tour, sorry no exceptions for any reason. This is important to ensure all dogs are able to interact safely and respectfully.
  • Dogs experience the world through scent and having de sexed and entire dogs together can cause issues
  • All dogs must have a current vaccination for annual Canine Cough and to a 'C5 level'. We will contact your vet to verify these details from the information you provide in the Guest Details Form.
  • All guests must be 18 years or over
  • Only 2 dogs per person
  • No retractable leads or correctional style collars as these can present hazards in groups and on the bus.
  • It is essential your dog is in good health and able to socialise with other dogs and humans.
  • Whilst we understand sometimes circumstances change, unfortunately there are no refunds once a booking has been made.
  • If the tour is cancelled due to extreme weather we will transfer you to the next available date.
  • If you cannot make the date you have booked, we must receive 2 weeks notice to transfer you to date
  • If 2 weeks notice is not able to be provided there is a $50 administration fee per booking.
  • There are no transfers within 3 days of the tour date and 100% of the ticket price will be forfeited if you are not able to attend

Full T&C's HERE

  • Eastern Park Circuit is 3km and this is an optional walk
  • Walk along Eastern Park cliff water front is up to 1km. Go as far as you wish
  • Walk to toilet at Eastern Park is 600m
  • We can cater for most dietary requirements, including Vegan, however this is a High Cheese experience so limited alternatives are available.
  • Please specify your dietary requirements in the Guest Details Form which will be sent after you book and must be completed by each adult and dog on your booking, please include any food allergies. We will forward these details to the restaurant and advise you if there are any issues in being able to cater.
  • Please bring any medications you require with you on the day.
  • We offer small group boutique style tours where you get to meet  other Peeps and Paws. This provides for a welcoming environment for solo travellers and friends alike.
  • Bella The Dog Friendly Bus has 45 seats, so you will have plenty of room with larger dogs getting 2 seats
  • This tour is capped at 12 dogs

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