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Ghostyard Tour Cockatoo Island, NSW

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

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Ghostyard Tour - Ghostyard

Adult (18 and over)
Deluxe Camping Package (for 2) (optional)

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Tour operator:
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
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How long? 90 minutes

Where? Cockatoo Island, NSW

When? The tour runs for two hours from 9pm until 11pm, every Saturday evening.... read more

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 the unseen forces living on the island, the tour guide has been equipped with a K-II EMF reader – a device used in paranormal detection.

As you explore buildings rarely open to the public, they will help you make sense of the inexplicable by recounting macabre true tales, including grisly murders, botched prison escapes and incidents of gang violence.

Optional: Looking to test your fear threshold? Then book a Ghostyard Deluxe Camping Experience – after the tour, you’ll stay the night at the island’s urban campground. No need to bring or pitch a tent – we take care of that, so you can remain on high alert for spectral beings. Pleasant dreams, campers! ($205 including tour)

Ghostyard Deluxe Camping Experience package includes:

  • 1 x pre-erected tent (2.4m x 2.4m) suitable for 1-2 people
  • 2 x single raised camp beds with all linen, quilts and towels
  • 2 x chairs
  • Cheese, biscuits, sweet treats and a bottle of water
  • 1 x tour ticket

What's included?
  • 90 minute ghost tour
  • Optional deluxe camping overnight stay in a tent


Camping and overnight accommodation is available on Cockatoo Island and must be booked in advance.


Cockatoo Island is accessible by public ferry (F3 Parramatta Service). For more information on ferry tickets and timetables see


The tour runs for two hours from 9pm until 11pm, every Saturday evening.

Guides will meet you outside the Visitor Centre on Cockatoo Island 15 minutes before your tour start time. Please be on time. Tours will not wait for latecomers. Please bring along confirmation of your ticket purchase. Either a printed copy or on your smartphone.

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


This is an adults-only event for people over the age of 18.

For the safety of all attending the tour, any person who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will not be allowed to attend the tour.

Disruptive behaviour whilst on the tour will not be tolerated. Anyone deemed disruptive will be removed from the tour immediately by security.


Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in cases of extreme weather.

What to bring/wear

Wear closed walking shoes for comfort and safety, and have your phone torch handy. Bring wet weather gear if rain looks likely.


The tour includes a steep incline, as well as some uneven and dimly lit areas. A moderate level of fitness is required for the tour.

Cancellation Policy

Tickets are non-refundable, transfers can be made up to seven (7) days prior to the tour date.

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