2013*Jacqui and Andrew at the 2012 Telstra Business Awards
Lantern Ghost Tours is run by Jacqueline Travaglia who has been hunting ghosts around the World for over 15 years. Jacqueline is also a Certified Paranormal Investigator and a volunteer at the Williamstown Historical Society.
2009 Jacqui starts running ghost tours in Williamstown and calls them Lantern Ghost Tours
2010 Jacqui is the only ghost host and also runs regular Williamstown History Tours. Her partner Andrew joins her to help out.
2010 J Ward Lunatic Asylum Ghost Tours are added to the list of tours on offer
2010 Lantern Ghost Tours wins the Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Award for New/Startup Business
2010 Point Cook Ghost Tours and Old Melbourne Ghost Tours are added to the list of tours on offer
2010 Williamstown Tours run History Tours for the Williamstown Festival
2010 Additional ghost hosts are trained up to help run ghost tours
2011 Altona Ghost Tours are added to the list of tours on offer
2011 Winner Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Tourism Award
2011 Winner Star Women in Business Tourism Award
2012 Winner Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
2012 Finalist in the Telstra Australia Business Awards
2012 Old Surfers Paradise Ghost Tour is launched
2012 Finalists in the Wyndham Business Tourism Awards
2012 Finalist in the 2012 Telstra Business Women's Awards
2012 Limited edition Eynesbury Ghost Tours sell out
2012 Williamstown History Tours is renamed to Lantern History Tours to reflect all the tours that are on offer
2012 Old Melbourne Ghost Tour is part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival Program
2012 Over 30,000 guests have attended our tours
2013 Ghosts of the Old City Williamstown and the Altona Homestead Ghost Tour are part of the Midsumma GOWEST Festival
2013 Jacqui wins a Hobsons Bay City Council Inspirational Woman Award for her community work
2013 The Henderson's Piggery Ghost Tour is launched
2013 Winner Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
2013 Finalist in the Telstra Australia Business Awards
2013 Old Melbourne Ghost Tour is part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival Program
2013 Lantern Ghost Tours Gold Coast turns 1!
2013 Lantern Ghost Tours is a finalist in the 2013 RACV Tourism Awards
2013 Andrew Wishart leaves Lantern Ghost Tours
2014 We launch the first ghost tours of Pentridge Prison
2014 Winner Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
2014 We run the very first Kryal Castle Ghost Tour
2014 Ghosts of O'Reilly's Rainforest Resort Tours and Weekend's Away run on Friday 13th and Halloween
2014 Jacqui moves to London to launch Lantern Ghost Tours London in Chancery Lane
2014 We launch the London Bridge Ghost Tour and Royal Maritime Greenwich Ghost Tour
2015 Lantern Ghost Tours and Best LDN Walks combine forces to offer new tours including Royal Tarts and Tiaras Tour, Sherlock Holmes Tour, Sweet Tooth Tour, Paranormal Activity Tour and Haunted Pub Tour
2015 We launch the Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour and Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour
2016 We launch the world's first Jack the Ripper Ghost Tour
We are not only passionate about ghosts, we also want to generate enthusiasm and encourage the protection of heritage sites through innovative interpretation experiences that are socially responsible and benefit the communities in which we operate.
We are a 100% paperless office and proudly save 500kg of paper, 9 trees, 16,000 litres of water and 1.25 barrels of oil that would be required to produce the paper every year. We also save 2 cubic metres landfill that would be required to dispose of the paper.
We also save over 10 tonnes of carbon emissions every year by enabling administration staff to work from home. This means no carbon emissions are generated commuting to and from a central workplace.
We are a very small business but still contributed over $150,000 in the last 12 months to historic buildings. We also donated over $30,000 to local charities.
Lantern Ghost Tours are the ghost tour experts. We offer small group tours of Australia's most haunted locations and proudly work with the community, historians and mediums. We have featured in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, TNT, Herald Sun, City Weekly, Timeout, Channel 31, Channel 7, 3AW, Nova FM, Vision Australia, Triple M, Triple R, Postcards, Getaway, Great South East, Eay Play Stay, Channel 7 News, Channel 9 News, Channel 10 News, Daily Mail and major TV an News around the world.