Cockatoo Island Ghost Tour

Prove you're not scared of the supernatural on this after-dark tour.
Olivia Gee
Published on May 31, 2022


Whether your school holidays were filled with chilling tales by campfires or reading Goosebumps by torchlight, you'll appreciate the historic spooks this after-dark tour inspires.

Cockatoo Island's history of paranormal encounters stretches back more than a century, with reports of apparition sightings and sensory experiences — like unexplained bursts of air and smoky aromas — colouring its past as a convict prison and dockyard.

This spine-tingling exploration will take you through rarely visited buildings and corridors, where true tales of murder and botched prison escapes will be shared while you wield spirit-detection devices to seek out lingering souls. Only brave ghost hunters over 18 are invited to this two-hour journey into the unknown that sets out on select Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm ($47 per person).

Images: Robert Mulally, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust


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