Overnight Fright Experience
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Join us for an experience you won't forget. Explore the island's haunted past and journey into the world of the paranormal. 

Test your fear threshold with this paranormal package. Experience our popular Ghostyard tour, followed by a horror film in the campground cinema. No need to pitch a tent - we take care of that with an overnight stay at the island's urban campground. 

Overnight Fright Experience (2 people) - $230

  • 2 x Ghostyard tour tickets
  • Horror film in the campground cinema after the tour
  • Supper pack with marshmallows, biscuits & hot chocolate to enjoy at the fire pit
  • Deluxe Camping package

Overnight Fright Experience (1 person) - $185

  • 1 x Ghostyard tour tickets
  • Horror film in the campground cinema after the tour
  • Supper pack with marshmallows, biscuits & hot chocolate to enjoy at the fire pit
  • Deluxe Camping package

Ghostyard tour only - $45

  • Includes 1 x Ghostyard tour ticket only. Guests must be 18 years or older.

Hours & times: Launching on Halloween and then running regularly on Friday evenings from 8pm 

Meeting point: Meet outside the Cockatoo Island Visitors Centre

Planning your trip: Please check-in to your accmmodation before your tour. If you are arriving after 4pm Security will check you in. Access to Cockatoo island is by ferry. Please visit transportnsw.info for ferry timestables.

Terms & Conditions:

  • the tour content will discuss murder, suicide and mistreatment of children. Therefore, this tour is only suitable for people over the age of 18. 
  • The tour is two hours in duration and involves a steep incline, some uneven surfaces and is not suitable for mobility scooters.
  • We recommend that guests bring a torch as the tour is conducted in the dark, and sections of walkways on Cockatoo Island can be uneven. 
  • Please wear suitable and sensible walking shoes. The Harbour Trust advises that high heels, thongs and loose sandals are not recommended to wear during tours
  • Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in cases of extreme weather. Participants will be notified via SMS if the tour is cancelled and a full refund of the ticket price (less booking fees) will be made.
  • Meet outside the Cockatoo Island Visitor Centre, a two minute walk from the ferry wharf.
  • Visitors are not permitted to bring alcohol onto the island and random bag searches may be conducted on arrival.
  • 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.
  • Tickets are non-refundable, transfers can be made up to seven (7) days prior to the tour date. Contact our Box Office line on 1800 068 849 or email tours@cockatooisland.gov.au

Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: This tour contains stories and may contain images and/or visuals of deceased people.

Additional content warning: This tour contains content and stories that some participants may find confronting including but not limited to suicide, mistreatment of children, harsh living environments, loss of infancy and life.

Disclaimer: Bushfire smoke continues to affect greater Sydney and as a consequence air quality has been deteriorating. For most people, smoke causes mild symptoms like sore eyes, nose and throat. The Harbour Trust wishes to advise that tours and outdoor programs on Cockatoo Island may not be suitable for people with existing lung and heart conditions like asthma, emphysema and angina. People with such conditions should follow their medical action plans and seek medical advice before participating in tours and outdoor programs.  The Harbour Trust reserves the right to cancel tours and outdoor programs if air quality deteriorates beyond acceptable levels.

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