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About Haunted Hills Tours

Haunted Hills Tours, is an up and coming Ghost Tour experience in Yallourn North, revealing ghost stories from the Brown Coal Mine and Yallourn Townships. Come and join us under the cloak of darkness to hear our tales of the history and the paranormal activity that occurred, way back when, in the townships and the surrounding areas. http://hauntedhillstours.com/book-here/

Crime in the Brown Coal Mine

On the 18th of December (2)

Yallourn North had a wide variety of of criminals (just like any were else), some were more akin to slap stick comedians, others were not as funny and there were some serious criminals – although no one from the Brown Coal Mine area were sentenced to hang until dead.

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There are rumours some of the Kelly gang spent time in the hills around Yallourn North while hiding from the police. The walking tour will take you to Yallourn North’s historical law and order locations, and some of the places crimes occurred, we’ll journey through the criminal history, and end with the criminal history of the Haunted Hills. Many people say that the legend of the Haunted Hills was sent around by sly grog traders and other criminals who wanted to be left in peace… Join us the crime tour to discover and join us on a ghost tour to compare and decide for yourself.

Join us as we walk around the murky past of Yallourn North. Read about the the History of the Brown Coal Mine here.

Duration 1 hour and half

Tickets $25, or $20 concession, family rate available (2 adults, 2 children – teenagers are probably a better audience due to the crimes covered).

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Crimes from Yallourn and the Haunted Hills are also covered.

Tour dates:

Crime in the Brown Coal Mine:

Friday the 18th of December, 2015 at 7:30 – 9pm at Lions Park, Yallourn North

Tuesday the 29th of December, 2015 7:30pm – 9pm at Lions Park, Yallourn North

Sunday the 3rd of January 2015 7:30pm – 9pm at Lions Park, Yallourn North

Saturday the 16th of January 2015 7:30pm – 9pm at Lions Park, Yallourn North

Friday the 22nd of January at 8pm – 9:30pm at Lions Park, Yallourn North

Friday the 5th of February at 8pm – 9:30pm at Lions Park, Yallourn North

Friday the 26th of February at 7:30pm – 9pm at Lions Park, Yallourn North

 

 

 

December Haunted Hills Tours

Celebrate Christmas differently with us.

Haunted Hills Tours is running a number of tours in December and are launching Crime in the Brown Coal Mine Tours.

Celebrate Christmas with Haunted Hills Tours

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Christmas in the Latrobe Valley

Yallourn North Christmas Festival – Christmas Light and History Tour – December 10th, 9pm at Lions Park, Yallourn North

Haunted Hills Tours is excited to be part of the Yallourn North Christmas Festival because along with ghosts we believe in the magic of Christmas and Santa Clause.

Tour dates:

Traralgon Ghost Tour – Friday the 11th of December, 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm – Newman Park, Traralgon

Yallourn North Ghost Tour – Saturday the 12th of Decemeber 2015 8pm- 9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Traralgon Ghost Tour – Thursday the 17th of December, 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm at Newman Park, Traralgon, Victoria

Crime in the Brown Coal Mine – Friday the 18th of December, 2015 at 7:30 – 9pm at Lions Park, Yallourn North

Yallourn North Ghost Tour – Friday the 18th of December, 2015 at 9:30pm – 11pm at Lions Park, Yallourn North

Traralgon Ghost Tour – Monday the 28th of December, 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm at Newman Park Traralgon, Victoria
Crime in the Brown Coal Mine – Tuesday the 29th of December, 2015 7:30pm – 9pm at Lions Park, Yallourn North
Yallourn North Ghost Tour – Tuesday the 29th of December, 2015 at 9:30pm at 11pm at Lions Park, Yallourn North
Celebrate Christmas differently...

Call 0473 945 639 to book your tour today. For groups of 10 or more give us a call

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The Latrobe Valley at Christmas

The Latrobe Valley Christmas is a summer Christmas. We ironically sing, play and listen to songs about the snow glistening and sleigh bells ringing… That doesn’t happen here. The things that tell us Christmas is drawing near is freshly cut grass scenting the air, the native plants, and other fragrant plants blooming and wafting along the warm lazy breeze.

Instead of Sleigh bells the whoop-whoop of local CFA trucks sirens herald the handing out lollies, and bike bells ringing with kids flying past. Laughter and happy voices are heard passing by. The local councils start putting up Christmas Decorations in the main street, while businesses fill their shop windows with Christmas Spirit. Houses start lighting up with Christmas lights.

The hum of lawn mowers is constant during the extend daylight hours. Counting down the days until Father Christmas arrives. Gifts of chocolate are bought at the last-minute or on the cooler days, or we take the esky to do our shop.

In the Latrobe Valley we’ll all celebrate the day differently, some families will head to the beach, eating sliced fruit and cold meats. While others will take to the bush and camp the week starting just before Christmas getting home just after New Years, they’ll eat BBQ, and bask in the serenity near a river and spend the time fishing or Four Wheel Driving or reading – both families will probably play some form of cricket. We have Lake Narracan that is a beautiful spot to camp and enjoy the weather, swimming or boating, or just walking and exploring. There is also Hazelwood Pondage which is warm all year round, in case you get a freak cool Christmas.

There are other families who do the full three course Christmas Dinner that you’d find in European homes. Despite the heat and effort, they’ll do it year after year. Some people will volunteer their time to put on dinners for the less fortunate in our communities, while others will be stuck watching corny Christmas movies alone. A few of our communities put on Christmas Carols, there are tons of markets coming into Christmas, there aren’t as many school Christmas plays anymore.

In 2006, while bush fires threatened Mount Baw Baw, Santa provided relief and sprinkled us with cooler weather and even snow in some places that provided much-needed relief to crews fighting fires who were away from home. The families who enjoy woolen jumper competitions and full roast dinners with Plum Pudding didn’t seem so silly that year as snow did fall.

Asking around what people find tells them Christmas is coming they mostly said advertising and marketing everywhere, but bursting out of their mail boxes. Others said they didn’t look forward to Christmas as Krumpus (is the anti-Santa) shows up every year, they find Krumpus usually disguises himself as a rello of some kind.

Gippsland buzzes as Christmas approaches and the Latrobe Valley is no different. We have so many vibrant communities, with so many things to do.

If you haven’t visited us before at Christmas, visit us. Alternatively, come home for Christmas.

Will you be home for Christmas - the photograph is taken from the end of John St, Yallourn North

Will you be home for Christmas – the photograph is taken from the end of John St, Yallourn North

The Latrobe Valley has a great many things to offer for those wanting a country Christmas with access to city perks.

Festivals

Yallourn North Christmas Festival is running from the 1st of December until the 12th of December 2015.

Yallourn North Christmas Festival

As part of this Haunted Hills Tours is running a Christmas Light and History Tour – on the 10th of December 2015 at 9pm.

Yallourn North Christmas Tour 2015

Shopping

Moe has a great shopping district with ample parking, for you to shop, sit in the sun soak up the atmosphere, and cafes to eat anything your heart desires from fish and chips, restaurants, bakeries and more.

We have two major shopping centres in the Latrobe Valley.

You can buy gift cards for Haunted Hills Tours.

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Things to do

We’re running many tours over summer, and the Christmas period. We also take group bookings of six or more.

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There are lots of houses dressed up for Christmas, the Latrobe Valley Express has an article on how to best photograph them. http://www.latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/story/2755067/how-to-take-the-best-christmas-lights-photos/?cs=24

Christmas in the Latrobe Valley

November Haunted Hills Tours

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Yallourn North Ghost Tours 7th November 2015 8pm Yallourn North Ghost Tours 8th November 2015 8pm Yallourn North Ghost Tour Friday the 13th NovemberTraralgon Ghost Tour 15th November

This Friday the 13th – make your own luck

This friday the 13th - make your own luck

This Friday the 13th – make your own luck

This year, I launched the first Yallourn North Ghost Tour on the a stormy moody Firday the 13th of February, the first for the year. This November is the third Friday the 13th for the year. I’ll have completed my fourth exam early that day, and be ready to immerse myself and you, in the tales of the paranormal in Yallourn North. What a way to wind down with completing my third year of university and running a business that is getting quite a buzz.

I was thinking that my luck had run out when I saw the exam timetable posted and my last exam for Friday the 13th of November, when earlier this year I’d plan to run tours every spooky day in 2015.

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Some of the things I uncovered about the beliefs around Friday the 13th are listed below.

Did anyone change their bed today? The lore says you will have bad dreams.

Did any cut their nails today? The rhyme says you cut them for sorrow.

Did anyone start a business on Friday the 13th? Oh me. They say, I’ll have immense bad luck, collapse and bankruptcy.

In 1306 the Knights of the Templar were rounded up on a Friday the 13th, they were tortured.

In simple numerology, 13 isn’t placed on room numbers, floors, street numbers, aisle numbers (especially on planes) or building numbers.

Some of the lore around this is that in Rome, a gathering of 12 witches was normal however if a 13 appeared the 13th witch would be considered the devil.

If you like simple numerology Jack the Ripper had 13 letters in his name as does Charles Manson and other infamous people, it’s said to be the devils luck, it is interesting that fluffy bunnies also has 13 numbers and in Australia we sent out rabbit hunting parties regularly, in the 90’s we poisoned them with myximotisis they really had the run of devils luck.

In Yallourn, 1953 there was a terrible explosion at the briquette plant, the cause wasn’t known. 1 person was killed and 13 injured.

The worst event that struck this area on a Friday the 13th was in 1933 on January Friday the 13th. A fire raged across the state, it killed 100 people. One of those people were from the Yallourn district trying to flee the fire, he realised he couldn’t out run the flames and threw himself into a ditch. Where he was found later, dead.

Traralgon Ghost Tour -15th of November 2015

Traralgon Ghost Tour 15th Nov 2015The Traralgon ghost tour is on the 15th of November 2015 at 8pm.

Traralgon is a major town in the Latrobe Valley, it was originally called Hobsons Run, because it was owned by a man named Edward Hobson. It is a lively town today, with shopping, bars, food, and paranormal sightings.

Traralgon was a major stop for the bullock drovers, the decision to put the railway through here is what made Traralgon the bustling hub it is today, as a major stop over getting the items from the Port of Sale and Port Albert through in to Gippsland.

The format is a walking tour of Traralgon, going to public spaces that have a tragic past and there are spirits remaining. It also covers a places we cannot walk too. There are quite a few ghostly tales, we walk for about five minute intervals between stories.

Join us for a guided walking tour back-in-time a chance to experience history, the paranormal and bizarre. Be drawn back with tales from Traralgon and surrounds.

Duration: 1 hour and half

Tickets $25 ($20 concession)
Family rate available

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http://hauntedhillstours.com/2015/09/21/traralgon-ghost-tour/

Past Tours:
http://hauntedhillstours.com/2015/04/13/gallery-from-april-10th-yallourn-north-ghost-tour/
http://hauntedhillstours.com/2015/04/12/gallery-from-ghost-tour-held-in-yallourn-north-on-the-13th-of-march-2015/

Frequently asked questions:
http://hauntedhillstours.com/category/frequently-asked-questions/

Terms and conditions:
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