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Haunted History Tour

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  • $25 per adult
  • $15 per child

[Notes: minimum charge of $120 per group. We allow a max. of 20 people per group]


Group tour available upon request. Full details below

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Visitor Centre, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

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Secrets. Scandals. Skeletons... Cockatoo Island has its fair share of all three. Discover for yourself with our all-ages Haunted History Tour!

As you explore atmospheric landmarks, including the convict workshops and gaol, Dog Leg Tunnel and Biloela House, our guide will blend history with mystery to captivate your imagination!




Make a booking

Our regularly scheduled Haunted History Tours are currently on hold; however, we are accepting private group bookings...

Subject to guide availability, we are accepting private bookings for groups of up to 20 people with a minimum charge of $120 per booking. Tickets for Haunted History are $25 per adult and $15 per child (12 and under). 

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Note: Bookings are subject to guide availability and must be made at least seven (7) days in advance of the tour date.
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Plan ahead

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Service NSW app – COVID Safe check-in

As a registered COVID Safe business, we require ticketholders to use the Service NSW app to scan a QR code and ensure a COVID Safe check-in at Cockatoo Island. Ahead of your tour, please ensure you have downloaded the app to your mobile device

[Note: When you check using the app, only Cockatoo Island’s location and the time of visit is recorded. This information is stored for 28 days and only for the purpose of contact tracing, if necessary.]

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Other conditions for tour participation

To comply with the NSW Government’s COVID-19 public health orders, we are currently only accepting tour bookings for groups of up to 20 people. Further, members of each group must ensure they:

  • maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres from others;
  • have not travelled overseas within the last 14 days;
  • have not had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the last 14 days; and
  • are not unwell and have not had any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.
Content warning arrow

Although this is an all-ages tour, people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult as our guide will address potentially confronting.

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

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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).

Weather conditions arrow

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

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


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