Cockatoo Island Haunted History Night Tours 2019
Explore the mysterious history of Cockatoo Island by night.
Every corner of every city comes with its own history — and on Cockatoo Island, that's especially true. The tiny patch of land has been home to a prison, ship-building facilities, a reform school and a wartime boat repair port over the years, all in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Depending on what you believe, it's also apparently home to a few ghosts too.
Indeed, plenty of mysteries and stories surround the island, which the returning Haunted History Night Tours will help you uncover. Running nearly every Saturday up until the end of the year, the popular sessions will take you on a 90-minute stroll through the atmospheric site, visiting the convict workshops and gaol, the grain silos, dry docks and more.
Tours kick off at 7pm, with bookings required. $25 gets you a spooky guided walk and a trip into the city's past, and wearing comfy shoes is recommended — as is bringing a torch.
Updated: August 29, 2019.