Dark Past Tour ( family - friendly evening tour)

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All-ages tour, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
All-ages tour, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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All-ages tour, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Event Description

The Harbour Trust presents Dark Past Tour – a guided journey through Cockatoo Island’s intriguing history.


Secrets. Scandals. Skeletons... Cockatoo Island has its fair share of all three. Discover for yourself with our Dark Past Tour. As you explore visit iconic landmarks and buildings from different eras, including the convict workshops, Dog Leg Tunnel and Biloela House, our guide will blend history with mystery to captivate your imagination!


Quick overview



  • Cost: $26 adults, $16 children (12 and under) and $16 for seniors/concession

  • Hours & times: running Saturday at 6:30pm

  • Meeting point: The tour starting location is outside the Visitors Centre


Important info



  • Content warning: Although this is an all-ages tour, people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Further, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are advised that the tour contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased people.

  • Site conditions: This tour involves a steep incline and some uneven surfaces, and it is not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. A moderate level of fitness and mobility is required. You must comply with all directions of the Guides, Rangers and Security.

  • What to bring: Suitable walking shoes, a sunhat and wet weather gear (if needed).

  • Weather conditions: Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather. Participants will be notified via email if the tour is cancelled and a full refund of the ticket price will be made.


Plan ahead


For information about getting to Cockatoo Island, including by public transport, see: Cockatoo Island – Visitor Overview. This webpage also contains information on public facilities and nearby visitor parking.


Related: Cockatoo Island Tours and the Harbour Trust website.

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Cockatoo Island Visitor Centre Cockatoo Island Street
Cockatoo Island, NSW 2041