Highercombe Hotel Paranormal Lockin
Get locked in for the night and investigate the Old Highercombe Hotel!
Be guided around at night inside this spooky Old Hotel furnished exactly as it would have been at the turn of the century…
Built in 1853-54, the building was operated as a hotel for twenty-four years. During that time the largest room was used for a variety of public functions including council meetings, lodge meetings and dances.
In 1855 ‘qualified voters of the District of Yatala’ petitioned the Governor of South Australia to name the Highercombe Hotel as a polling place for the forthcoming elections stating that: ‘It is a more central place than Houghton village, being in the midst of a much larger population and having very superior accommodation for the transaction of public business.’ The petition was granted.
In 1875 the main road was re-routed past the front door of the nearby Tea Tree Gully Inn, which then became the major stopping place for coaches and change of horses. At that time the community could not support two public houses, so the Highercombe Hotel closed in 1878. William Haines Jnr was the last of five licensees.
Ghost Crime Tours will provide you with all the equipment you will need including EMF detectors, voice recording equipment and we will make sure that there are experienced investigators there to guide you along this unique experience. Paranormal groups with their own equipment are more than welcome to book. Places are strictly limited so don’t wait and book your spot on the next Lock in today!