Discovering the Creepiest Ghost Towns in Australia

Discovering the Creepiest Ghost Towns in Australia

For the guys and girls who want to be ghostbusters, the best place to make that dream come true is to visit a real-life ghost town. These ghost towns are very popular among bloggers and other social media influencers due to the thrill and adventure of these towns. Buckle up and get ready because here are the best ghost towns in Australia.

Walhalla, Victoria

Walhalla used to be a gold mining community located in Victoria. During its peak, the population of the town was 4000. However, currently, this town is almost abandoned with a population of less than 40 based on the 2016 census. This town has well-preserved buildings with walking trails and campsites. Currently, there are many visitors who visit Valhalla to obtain a haunting and thrilling experience.

Ravenswood, Queensland

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This town located in Queensland used to be the home for more than 5000 people but currently, there are less than 100 people who are residing in Ravenswood. Currently, it still operates as a gold-mining town. Since the town used to accommodate more than 5000 residents this town has many abandoned and haunting places to see. These include empty streets, ruins of Mabel Mill, the Courthouse Museum, and The Imperial Hotel.

Mary Kathleen, Queensland

This is an abandoned town located Queensland which used to be mining town which provided accommodation for miners who worked at the nearby uranium mine. The town contains a post office, school, sports ovals, banks, cinema, and even a community store. However, the town was abandoned after 1984 when the mining contract ended in 1982.

The Mary Kathleen mine was used to mine uranium and due to this the site has slightly higher radiation and this is the eye-catcher of the entire town.

Silverton, New South Wales

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This is a small town located in New South Wales with a current population of about 50 residents. The city offers amazing colonial buildings and this town is very spectacular. Due to this characteristic of the town, it has been used as locations for many movies, commercials, and TV series. Mad Max, Razorback, Queen of the Desert, and The Flying Doctors are some famous movies that used Silverton as a location.


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Gwalia used to be a gold mining town located deep within Western Australia. This town has a peak population of 1100 residents by 1910. However, currently, the mine is abandoned and the town of Gwalia is almost abandoned. It offers a clear picture of the lives of the miners who lived in the town.


Pillinger is an abandoned port town located in Tasmania which has been abandoned since 1943. It used to have a sawmill, brickworks, and an ore crusher. Currently due to being abandoned since 1943 most of the ruins are covered with trees. However, this town offers a different experience since it depicts an abandoned town disappearing with time.

Whroo Historic Area

This town located in Victoria was first inhabited by the Ngooraialum people and later by the miners of the nearby Balaclava Mine which was closed in the 1960s. The town peaked its population in 1871 of 455 residents and as of 2019 there only to residents making it abandoned. There are many sites to see such as the abandoned churches, hotels, a cordial factory, and an ore crushing mill.


Waddamana is a town located in Tasmania which housed a hydropower plant. Back in the early 1900s it was the first of its type and used to accommodate a population of just over 100 residents. However, as the power plants were decommissioned in 1971 the current population is less than 5 people. It might not be an abandoned large city but it offers several abandoned cottages, pathways, and a small town.