From reported ghost sightings to spine-tingling ‘felt’ experiences, Cockatoo Island – a former convict prison and dockyard – has a history of paranormal occurrences that stretches back more than a century.
Find out for yourself with Cockatoo Island’s after-dark Ghost Tour! Led by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll search for ghosts in historic (and, some would argue, haunted) buildings, rarely open to the public.
Wielding a K-II EMF reader and a pendulum (devices used in paranormal detection), our guide will test your mettle with hair-raising paranormal tales and macabre stories, including grisly murders, botched prison escapes and episodes of gang violence.
Whether you’re a sceptic or a believer, scare-proof or easily spooked, one thing’s guaranteed… our Ghost Tour is a unique way to experience the darker side of Sydney.
It can be hard to put a price on a spooky experience but tickets for our Ghost Tour (18+) are $47 per person...
Ghost Tour is exclusively available at 9pm on Friday and Saturdays nights, and is not offered as an on-demand group tour.
Psst... Want to explore the darker side of Cockatoo Island with your family but don't want to spook the kids? Check out our all-ages Dark Past Tour. Running 6:30pm to 8pm on Saturday nights, it's the prefect blend of mystery and history. Tickets available from $16.
Suitable walking shoes, wet weather clothing (if needed) and a torch (phone flashlights are adequate).
For information about getting here, including by public transport, see: Visit Cockatoo Island. 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.
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