Sydney's Best Ghost Tours
By: Hayley Dean, ellaslist
There’s an unexplained breeze on the back on your neck, your palms are moist, your chest is thumping so hard you can literally hear your heart beating and the hairs on your arms are so stiff you could file your nails on them.....
If this sounds like your ideal night out then pack your spare pair of undies and hot the road because we’ve put together a list of Sydney’s best Ghost tours (in no particular order).
Please bare in mind that your children will need to be, on average over 8 years old to join these tours.
Pricing correct at time of publication (Nov 2017).
The Q Station offers a variety of Ghost Tours – 2 tours cater for children and teenagers.
For families with kids 8 – 14 years of age, there is a “Ghost Trackers”. This tour commences at 6:30pm and goes for 2.5 hours. Tickets are $38 adult / $32 concession / $29 child or $125 for a family (2 adults and 2 children).
Families with “getting older” teenage kids (15 + years), the “Ghostly encounters” looks to be the best bet. This tour commences at 8pm and goes for 2.5 hours.
Tickets: $49 adult / $44 concession on weekdays and $55 adult / $49 concession on Saturday nights.
Starting at 6pm, this 90min family night tour takes you around the convict workshop and gaol, tunnel, dry docks and House. Given the history of the island, this tour is sure to give you a sleepless night. Although open to all ages, they do warn against bringing younger children due to both the content and the difficult walkways.
Tickets: Adults $25 / Children up to 16 years $15 Plus booking fees.
Similar to the Q Station, The Rocks Ghost tours have several different options but most are only available for adults.
The family tour (8 years and over) offers unique (tailored specifically to your needs) experiences as you listen to a poltergeist(?!), see apparitions and learn of Australia’s early white history around the harbour.
Tickets: Adults $40 / Children $30. Tours are 90mins in duration.
Image: The Ghost Tours website
Gledswood homestead in Camden dates back to 1810. It has a rich, colourful history filled with convicts and souls that have never left the property, including the barking dogs in the Pet Cemetery.
Tours are held in the evening and lead by a psychic medium.
Tickets: $45 per person.
Referred to locally as the “Hunted Church”, it sits on Blacktown’s highest hill and is the resting place for Henry Lawson. Rumour has it that paranormal activity happens here frequently and the tour is practically guaranteed to scare the absolute bejesus out of you. Not one for the faint hearted.
Tours run for 3.5 hours and recommended for 12 + years.
Tickets: $23 per adult.
Many of Sydney’s cemeteries also hold tours at various time or on significant dates.
Newtown Cemetery – 3 Hour tours runs fortnightly. $35 per person.
Rockwood – 2 hour Twilight tours are held from November until March, excluding December. $15 per Adult / Children under 11 are free. Open to all ages.
St Peter’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Campbelltown - The murder of Frederick Fisher and the appearance of his ghost has captured the imagination of generations. Tours held during the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost in November each year.
Castlereagh General Cemetery - The grave of Sarah Marshall is widely regarded as one of the most haunted places in Sydney’s west. No tours are confirmed at this time but you are able to visit her grave anytime….if you dare.
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