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Cockatoo Island's solitary confinement cells at the Convict Precinct.

Guided night tours

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the dark and eerie past of Cockatoo Island, with our exciting guided night tours.

Experience the island's convict and dockyard eras like never before with our Dark Past Tour (all-ages), where you will uncover the island's chilling history of punishment, suffering, and escape attempts. Or, if you're feeling brave, join our Ghost Tour (18+), where you will venture into the supernatural realm and hear spine-tingling tales of ghostly encounters and unexplained phenomena.

Our guided night tours run on Saturday nights. Details below.

Ghost Tour (18+)

Cost: $47 per person | Duration: 2 hours | Available: Select Saturday nights

As the witching hour approaches, embark on our popular Ghost Tour and journey into Cockatoo Island’s supernatural realm. As you search for ghosts and explore historic buildings rarely open to the public, our guide will share macabre stories and hair-raising paranormal tales, including reported hauntings. 

Dark Past Tour

Cost: From $16 | Duration: 90 mins | Available: Saturday nights

Secrets. Scandals. Skeletons... Cockatoo Island has its fair share of all three. Discover for yourself with our intrigue-filled Dark Past Tour. As you visit iconic landmarks and buildings from different eras, including the convict workshops, Dog Leg Tunnel and Biloela House, our guide will blend history with mystery to captivate your imagination!

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