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Ghostyard – A Paranormal Tour

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  • Tickets: $45 per adult
  • Camping Experience: $205
  • 9pm until 11pm
  • Saturday evenings
  • Ferry
  • Water taxi
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Meeting point

Visitor Centre, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

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The Sixth Sense. Paranormal Activity. The Conjuring. Ghosts continue to captivate the public imagination, satisfying our primeval desire for a good scare… but the supernatural isn’t just the stuff of Hollywood.

From unconfirmed sightings of ghastly apparitions to dread-inducing felt experiences, Cockatoo Island has a history of paranormal occurrences that stretches back more than a century.

Find out for yourself with Ghostyard – A Paranormal Tour. To expose unseen forces, we’ve equipped your guide with a K-II EMF reader and a pendulum – devices used in paranormal detection.

As you search for ghosts in buildings rarely open to the public, you’ll hear macabre true tales, including grisly murders, botched prison escapes and incidents of gang violence.


Ghostyard – Tour only

  • Tickets for all scheduled tours are $45 per adult. Note: Ticketholders must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Subject to guide availability, we accept private bookings for groups of at least ten people. To request a private group tour, complete our enquiry form. Note: Private tours are not available on Saturday nights. 

Ghostyard Camping Package

  • 1 x Ghostyard tour ticket
  • A supper pack with marshmallows, biscuits and hot chocolate
  • A camping package with a pre-erected tent (2.4m x 2.4m), two chairs and two single raised camp beds plus linen, quilts and towels.
  • Note: The tent sleeps up to two people. If you wish to stay with a second guest and they wish to join the tour, an additional ticket must be purchased. 

Ghost gallery

If you spot a ghost, 'share the scare' on Instagram! Tag us (@cockatooisland) and use the hashtags #CockatooIslandGhostyard and #CockatooIsland.

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Age restriction arrow

The tour contains material that some participants may find confronting including but not limited to suicide, mistreatment of children, harsh living conditions, loss of infancy and life. Therefore, it is only suitable for people 18 years and over.

First Nations disclaimer arrow

The tour contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased people.

Island conditions arrow

The tour involves a steep incline and some uneven surfaces, and it is not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. A moderate level of fitness and mobility is required.

What to bring arrow

Suitable walking shoes, wet weather clothing (if needed) and a torch (phone flashlights are adequate).

Getting home arrow

The tour concludes at the Visitor Centre at 11pm. The final ferry to Circular Quay departs Cockatoo Island at 11.19pm and the final ferry to Sydney Olympic Park departs at 11.58pm.

Weather conditions arrow

Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather.   

Terms and conditions arrow

Ahead of your visit, we encourage you to read the terms and conditions for this tour.


Important update

Our tour program has changed to ensure compliance with the NSW Government’s COVID-19 public health orders. Our weekly tours, including Ghostyard, have been put on hold until further notice; however, we are accepting on-demand tour bookings for groups of up to 15 people.


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