Haunted History Night Tour Cockatoo Island, Sydney, NSW

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

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Haunted History Night Tour
Haunted History Night Tour
Haunted History Night Tour
Haunted History Night Tour


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

Where? Cockatoo Island, Sydney, NSW

When? Sat, 1-Feb-2020; Sat, 8-Feb-2020; Sat, 15-Feb-2020 more dates

Skeletons, scandals and secrets will be spilling out of the closet when you join us at dusk for a special spooky night tour of Cockatoo Island’s hidden histories and mysteries!

Bring the whole family, or come alone if you’re game, on this 90-minute nocturnal exploration of the convict workshops and gaol, the grain silos, dry docks, Dog Leg Tunnel and Biloela House (our very own haunted house, some say!).

With its early colonial beginnings as a prison from which there was no easy escape, to reformatory for orphans and wayward children, then working shipyard for more than a century, no wonder Cockatoo Island is haunted by its history...

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there’s no question that Cockatoo Island at night can be eerily atmospheric. Be on the lookout for strange sounds, sights and sensations – people on previous tours have reported seeing spectral figures, feeling sudden gusts of air, and even smelling tobacco smoke!

What's included?
  • 90 minute ghost tour


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


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.

Upcoming tour dates

  Saturday, 1 February, 2020

  Saturday, 8 February, 2020

  Saturday, 15 February, 2020

  Saturday, 22 February, 2020

  Saturday, 29 February, 2020

  Saturday, 7 March, 2020

  Saturday, 14 March, 2020

  Saturday, 21 March, 2020

  Saturday, 28 March, 2020


All children must be accompanied by an adult. Child price for 5-16 years.

Although designed to be family-friendly, the 90-minute tour length (and possibly some of the content) may not be suitable for very young children.


Tours will run regardless of weather conditions. Exceptions to this rule exist only when ferry services advise against travel due to 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 transferable to other available dates and are refundable up to 7 days prior. For more information, please contact the tour operator.

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