Ghost Tour
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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 true stories and hair-raising paranormal tales, including reported hauntings. Feeling brave? Book our ‘Overnight Fright’ package! After the tour, we’ll screen a horror film in the Convict Cinema and you’ll spend the night in our campground.

Cost: $45 per adult

Hours & times: running Friday & Saturday evenings from 9pm until 11pm.

Meeting point: Meet outside the Cockatoo Island Visitors Centre.

Planning your trip: Access to Cockatoo island is by ferry. Please visit for ferry timestables.


Truly test your fear threshold with an Overnight Fright Camping Package! 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, happy camper! 

Overnight Fright Camping Package (1 pax) - $205:

Package includes

  • 1 x ghost tour ticket1
  • 1 x pre-erected tent (2.4m x 2.4m)
  • 2 x single raised camp beds with all linen, quilts and towels
  • 2 x chairs
  • Supper pack with marshmallows, hot chocolate and biscuits to enjoy at the fire pit

Overnight Fright Camping Package (2 pax) - $250:

Package includes

  • 2 x ghost tour tickets
  • 1 x pre-erected tent (2.4m x 2.4m)
  • 2 x single raised camp beds with all linen, quilts and towels
  • 2 x chairs
  • Supper pack with marshmallows, hot chocolate and biscuits to enjoy at the fire pit

COVID Safety:

Please note, all tour participants will be required to check-in with the guide on arrival to comply with COVID-19 contact tracing requirements. Members of each group must ensure they:

  • maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres from others;
  • have not travelled overseas within the last 14 days;
  • have not had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the last 14 days; and
  • are not unwell and have not had any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.

Terms & Conditions:

  • the tour content will discuss murder, suicide and mistreatment of children. Therefore, we recommend that 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 email

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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