Stay the night in Australia’s most haunted house – Monte Cristo Homestead
Boarding school kids would’ve heard many terrifying ghost stories in their time. But these leave those for dead.
Reg Ryan and wife Olive, owners of Monte Cristo Homestead, have lived at Monte Cristo for 40 years and subjected themselves to the presence of others in their home, their children grew up with a man dressed in work clothes peering into their bedroom window, family pets have gone berserk and run away, and the property was once illuminated with lights streaming from every window and doorway of the home – long before electricity was connected in the house.
Mediums tell of weird and wonderful occurrences from years gone by at Monte Cristo, and for those who dare accommodation is on offer at the beautiful Victorian home, elaborately decorated with cast iron lace and furnished with early 1800s antiques collected from every corner of the globe, some of which are also said to be haunted. Reg is passionate about his property and if you reckon you’re brave enough to take a nighttime tour around Australia’s most haunted house, this place will send shivers up your spine.
“ASK AROUND THE GETAWAY OFFICE AND THIS PLACE GETS THE NOD AS THE ULTIMATE SPOOKFEST.” – Catriona Rowntree
WHERE // Monte Cristo Homestead is in Junee, NSW, around 4.5hrs from Sydney and 5hrs from Melbourne.
DID YOU KNOW? // Reg Ryan paid £2000 all up for the homestead (half in 1959, half in 1963). Now the contents of the home alone are said to be valued at $6 million.