Select Page

Z Ward Asylum: Murder & Madness

Z Ward Murder and Mayhem Tour - Adelaide Haunted Horizons

Z Ward Asylum Murder & Madness Tour: Faces from a ‘Lunatic Asylum’!

Just how are the Adelaide Gaol and the ‘criminally insane’ Z Ward in Glenside linked?  Help us explore this connection and learn of some of the patients who found themselves incarcerated in what was then known as Parkside Lunatic Asylum, on this Z Ward Asylum Murder & Madness Tour – including those that committed the most despicable crime of all… murder!

We choose 12 of the historical murderers incarcerated in Z Ward. We look at their crime, their victims and what drove them to commit such a heinous act, and finally, we discover their fate.

Z Ward Asylum Ghost Hunts - Glenside

How to book your tour

  1. Press ‘Book Now’ below for dates.
  2. To pay, simply press ‘book now’
  3. Choose number of tickets
  4. Choose pay by Credit Card or Paypal
  5. Any problems then contact us.

No tickets will be sent. Print out the email/payment details and bring with you. Please read our terms and conditions before booking your tour. We will assume you have read and agreed to these when you book. Haunted Horizons has a ‘no refund’ policy. Please remember to double check dates and times by pressing our ‘Book Now’ button.

Stories include:

  • What drove a successful jockey to murder and why couldn’t the Adelaide Gaol handle him?
  • A palm reader, who predicted to a friend, ‘You will not live long with one husband’… the husband was found dead a short time later.
  • Why did the ‘Mad Russian’ open fire on a platform full of people, and who was the hero who tried to stop him?
  • How did one murderer end up residing at a University in Scotland?
  • Once incarcerated in Z Ward for murder, did you remain there until your death?

These are just some of the stories from the Z Ward Asylum Murder & Madness Tour, with many more forgotten crimes to be uncovered.

Allow us to put the face to Z Ward, find out what happened behind the walls of a Victorian Lunatic Asylum, by coming on a historical journey through the more personal, people history of this intriguing building.  Even better, because of the nature of this building, Haunted Horizons is now proudly supporting beyondblue and so will you by booking on this tour.

“The tour guide was good lots of interesting stories and place with a very interesting history I’ll say. Thank you to Alison and her wonderful team of guides”.



A fantastic evening packed full of absorbing stories and engaging facts. Highly recommended. Clearly, Alison is an experienced and passionate expert on the topics and people covered. I will remember the stories for a long time.:-)

Hannah Green


Z Ward Asylum Murder & Madness Tour details

When: Dates vary, so please check calendar by pressing ‘book now’ button on this page. Our online booking calendar will show our upcoming dates.

Groups: Group bookings available.These can be run day or night. (not available Thurs, Fri, Sat evenings).

Where: Z Ward, Rear of 63 Conyngham St, Glenside (Not the main Glenside Campus off Fullarton)

Cost: $33

Age recommendation: 15+ (please check if younger)

Please note: There are stairs so unsuitable for wheelchairs or people who find stairs difficult to navigate.
Please contact us for more information on which of our venues are more accessible such as the Adelaide Gaol.

Adelaide’s Haunted Horizons reserves the right to cancel an event should numbers not be reached or if property owners decide to use locations for their own events.  If this happens money will be refunded in full or another date offered.

Please note, although the stories that are told are real,  Haunted Horizon’s™ naturally can NOT promise you a ghost on the night, we can however ensure you have an enjoyable and fun night.  For this reason these tours and workshops should be viewed as entertainment only.

Z Ward Murder and Mayhem Tour - Adelaide Haunted Horizons

Book with the local operator you can trust. Haunted Horizons™, has been named best Tour & Transport Operator in the South Australian Tourism Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017. Haunted Horizons has now been inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’  You will also be booking with professional and experienced guides who’ve been operating more than 15 years.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This