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Cockatoo Island Ghostyard Tour

Cockatoo Island Ghostyard Tour

Time: 21:30

Price: $45

Harbour Trust

The Sixth Sense. Paranormal Activity. The Conjuring. Ghosts continue to captivate the public imagination, satisfying our primeval desire for a good scare… but the supernatural isn’t just the stuff of Hollywood.

From unconfirmed sightings of ghastly apparitions to dread-inducing felt experiences, Cockatoo Island has a history of paranormal occurrences that stretches back more than a century.

Created in consultation with one of Australia’s most acclaimed mediums, Cockatoo Island Ghostyard – A paranormal tour is an adults-only journey into the dark heart of this one-time convict penal establishment and reformatory school. 

To expose the unseen forces living on the island, the tour guide has been equipped with a K-II EMF reader – a device used in paranormal detection. 

As you explore buildings rarely open to the public, they will help you make sense of the inexplicable by recounting some of the island’s macabre tales, including grisly murders, botched prison escapes and incidents of gang violence.

The tour is designed for 18+ year olds only.
The tour is 1hr 30 minutes and involves a steep incline, some uneven surfaces and is not suitable for mobility scooters.
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.
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

Harbour Trust


Cockatoo Island, Sydney, NSW, 2000

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