Category Archives: Gippsland

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

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.

gift certificate, gift voucher,

Things to do

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

Summer schedule (2)

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

Things to do in Gippsland – Facebook Page

Things to do in Gippsland

Haunted Hills Tours is curating events and running the Things to do in Gippsland – Facebook page.

Gippsland is a great big place with so many things to do. This is part of giving back to the community by helping curate Gipplsand Events, so that people can find them easily. We’re planing to group them by month, so if you have an event please share it in the comments of the month. This also helps with priotising them to share on an hourly schedule to broadcast them to the followers of this page.

If you have any ideas or suggestions please use the message function on Facebook.

Coalies Weekend: Yallourn North Ghost Tour

Yallourn North Ghost Tour running the 7th and 8th of November 2015

Yallourn North Ghost Tour running the 7th and 8th of November 2015

Yallourn North Ghost Tours 8th November 2015 8pm

Coalies weekend

Coalies is the name the people who used to live in the Brown Coal Mine call themselves. It’s annual catch up of reminiscing and visiting the place they call(ed) home.

We’d love to meet some of the Coalies, hear their reactions to the tour.

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Yallourn North Ghost Tour

Haunted Hills Tours is running a ghost tour in Yallourn North on Coalies Weekend the 7th and 8th of November at 8pm.

The format is a walking tour of Yallourn North, going to public spaces that have a tragic past and there are spirits remaining. It also covers a places we cannot walk too.  Yallourn North is a lot older than it looks. 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 Yallourn, Brown Coal Mine and the evocatively named Haunted Hills.

Duration: 1 hour and half

Tickets $25 ($20 concession)
Family rate available

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Terms and conditions:
Tell you’re friends your going by joining our event of Facebook.
Next tour: Friday the 13th of November 2015, at 8pm

Yallourn North Ghost Tour – upcoming dates

 

Yallourn North was the first town Haunted Hills Tours opened with Ghost Tours.

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Yallourn North is a lovely town in the Latrobe Valley, it was originally called the Brown Coal Mine, because it was built on the edge of a mine, called the Brown Coal Mine.  The community here care about their town and share their town with some paranormal entities.

There are places in Yallourn North the locals will more quickly believe is haunted, it doesn’t look old but settlers started making their home in the late 1800s.

Come along to discover the secrets that hide in plain sight on these streets.

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Tour dates for Yallourn North Ghost Tour:

December 12th, 2015 at 8pm- 9:30pm
December 18th, 2015 at 9:30pm – 11pm
December 29th, 2015 at 9:30pm – 11pm
January 3rd, 2016 at 9:30pm – 11pm
January 16th, 2016 at 9:30pm – 11pm
February 26, 2015 at 9:30pm – 11pm

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Past tour galleries:

First tour

March Tour

April Tour

August Tour