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Close up image of a lock during Cockatoo Island's Ghost Tour.

Ghost Tour (18+)

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  • $47 per adult
  • $37 per concession
Further details
  • Times: 9pm to 11pm on select Saturdays
  • Duration: 2 hours
Further details
  • Ferry
  • Water taxi
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Meeting point

Visitor Centre, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

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From reported ghost sightings to spine-tingling ‘felt’ experiences, Cockatoo Island’s former convict prison and dockyard have a history of paranormal occurrences that stretches back more than a century.

As the witching hour approaches, embark on our popular 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. You will hear macabre stories and hair-raising paranormal tales, including reported hauntings. 

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. 

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It can be hard to put a price on a spooky experience but tickets for our Ghost Tour are $47 per person.

Ghost Tour is exclusively available from 9pm to 11pm on select 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 select Saturday nights, it's the prefect blend of mystery and history. Tickets available from $16. 

Plan Ahead

Refer to the information below ahead of your tour.

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  • Weather conditions: Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather. Participants will be notified via email if the tour is cancelled, and under these circumstances, a full refund will be issued.
  • To ensure the safety of participants and Harbour Trust staff, at the discretion of the Harbour Trust, any participant(s) who appears intoxicated, disruptive or displays consistently unsafe behaviour, will not be permitted to take part in the tour, and / or may be asked to leave the tour at any time. Refunds will not be provided.
  • Cancellation / rescheduling: The Harbour Trust reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or alter tour dates and routes at its discretion. In instances where tours are cancelled or rescheduled, the Harbour Trust will endeavour to contact all pre-booked ticket holders, within a reasonable amount of time prior to the scheduled tour date and time. If the tour is cancelled by the Harbour Trust at its discretion, the Customer may contact the Harbour Trust and reschedule or seek a refund.
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  • First Nations peoples: Our First Nations community are advised that this tour contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased persons.
  • Site conditions: This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters due to uneven surfaces and the requirement to climb stairs and ascend rises.
  • Safety: All visitors must comply with the safety directives issued by guides, rangers and security staff.
  • Age restriction: People under 18 are not permitted on this tour due to its adult themes and content.
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Suitable walking shoes, wet weather clothing (if needed) and a torch (phone flashlights are adequate).

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For information about getting here, including by public transport, see: Visit us. 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.

Note: Please be aware that weekends and public holidays may lead to increased capacity on public transport and some services being full. We advise you to plan your trip accordingly and allocate ample travel time.


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Cockatoo Island features 2 family-friendly cafés – Marina Cafe & Bar and Cockatoo Overboard – both of which are licensed to serve alcohol and operate 7 days a week. Reserve a table for your group or pre-order a meal to enjoy either before or after your tour. See: Eat and drink.

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To exchange your ticket(s) or request a refund, please contact our ticket solutions provider, Ticketbooth, via their support webpage: support.ticketbooth.com.au/contact/

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