Ghost tours in Sydney

Prepare to be spooked by historic ghost stories and paranormal activity around one of Sydney's most popular areas.

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Sydney has more haunted stories than you think. Most of these ghost tours lead you through The Rocks telling tales of convicts, murders and hangings. Others take you to one of Sydney's most haunted spots, Quarantine Station, for paranormal activity that will scare even the non-believers. Other ghoulish sites include Gladesville Mental Hospital, Darlinghurst Gaol and Studley Park House.

We picked out our favourite tours for all ages so the whole family can hear Sydney's scary tales of the past.


Our top picks:

Best for teens: Ghost Tour of Historic Sydney, Rocks Ghost Tours

Best for teens: Ghost Tour of Historic Sydney, Rocks Ghost Tours from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Length: 2 hours
  • Location: The Rocks
  • Price: $45
  • Age suitability: 13+ years
  • Tours depart: Daily at 7.45pm
  • Hear stories of the ghosts that haunt the Opera House, Dead House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Best for kids: Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour, Lantern Ghost Tours

Best for kids: Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour, Lantern Ghost Tours from Viator

Highlights:

  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Location: The Rocks
  • Price: $36
  • Age suitability: 8+ years
  • Tours depart: Thursday-Saturday at 7.45pm
  • Walking tour of haunted site that is not open to the public
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Cheapest: Nightly Ghost Tour (voucher), The Rocks Ghost Tour

Cheapest: Nightly Ghost Tour (voucher), The Rocks Ghost Tour from finder.com.au

Highlights:

  • Length: 2 hours
  • Location: The Rocks
  • Price: $35
  • Age suitability: Adults only
  • Tours depart: Daily at 7.45pm
  • Listen to stories of murder, suicide, hangings and hauntings particular to the area
  • This is a voucher which can be used anytime over 12 months
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Best for a scare: Sydney Quarantine Station Ghost Tour, Q Station

Best for a scare: Sydney Quarantine Station Ghost Tour, Q Station from Gift It Now

Highlights:

  • Length: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Q Station, Manly
  • Price: $49
  • Age suitability: 16+ years
  • Tours depart: Wednesday to Sunday at 8pm
  • Hear stories of strange things that have happened to previous tour participants
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Our favourite ghost tours compared

Tour nameLocationDurationSuitable forTour days and timesOther infoPriceBook
Ghost Tour of Historic SydneyThe Rocks2 hoursAges 13 and up
  • Daily at 6.45pm (April-September) and 7.45pm (October-March)
-$45RedBalloon
Haunted Sydney Ghost TourThe Rocks1.5 hoursAges 8 and up
  • Thursday to Saturday only at 8pm
  • One of the few kid-friendly ghost tours in The Rocks
$36Viator
Sydney Quarantine Station Ghost TourQuarantine Wharf Precinct2.5 hoursAges 16 and up
  • Wednesday to Sunday evenings from 8pm
-$49Gift It Now
Nightly Ghost TourThe Rocks2 hoursAdults only
  • Daily at 7.45pm
  • This is a voucher which can be redeemed any time before its expiry
$35Finder

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