Sydney Ghost Walking Tour

Sydney, Australia
Sydney Ghost Walking Tour
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Come, if you dare, on a night-time stroll through the haunted corners of Sydney that contain mysteries with a supernatural twist. Your informative guide leads you on a 1.5-hour walking tour around The Rocks district, the site where Sydney was founded and a place full of spine-tingling stories and legendary ghosts. Historical events hold the keys to some of the paranormal phenomena, which include hauntings and ghost sightings that your guide explains in fascinating detail.
  • 1.5-hour ghost walking tour of Sydney at night
  • Stroll through the haunted corners of The Rocks and nearby locales
  • Learn the history of Sydney’s former slums, mass burial grounds, sly-grog shops and opium dens
  • Explore foreboding tunnels, alleys and other creepy spots
  • Enjoy entertaining narration from a knowledgeable guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This is a fun twist on a typical walking tour in Sydney’s most historical neighborhood.

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Live commentary
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 69 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    Departure Point: Observer Hotel Address: 69 George St, The Rocks

Start time

08:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After meeting your guide in The Rocks, starts your ghoulish walk in the mists of time, when this neighborhood was home to sailors, prostitutes, sly-grog shops (where cheap liquor was sold illegally), opium dens and many nefarious characters. Notorious gangs such as the Rocks Push and the Razor double-crossed their victims and rivals, sometimes going as far as murder. Hear the tales of unfortunate souls whose ghosts are rumored to roam the streets as your guide leads you through their spooky stories and former haunts.

As you walk through the darkened streets, your guide reveals theories about lingering mysteries and unsolved murders that have perplexed investigators for decades. Discover how sites such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Susannah Place, Dawes Point, Atherden Street and the Orient Hotel are connected to one another through these tales.

Expect to stroll at a leisurely pace for about one mile (1.6 km) during your tour, with frequent stops for photo ops. After an eerie evening of ghost tales and possibly some sightings, your tour ends when your guide returns you to your starting point.

The Rocks

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Lantern Ghost Tours

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, as this is a walking tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Traveler Photos

See more


127 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 127 reviews
A great way to spend our Saturday night.
Toni_N, Apr 2024
Our tour guide, Georgia, was an engaging story teller. Her stories were interesting, the walk was at a nice pace, and the view at the look out was stunning. Our children, 11 and 13, joined us on the tour and both really enjoyed it.
Must do in Sydney
Chelsea_F, Apr 2024
Amazing tour the fireworks where beautiful but not normally on the tour. Story's where nicely told and the history was amazing to hear
Glad we booked it!
Heather_M, Mar 2024
The tour was recommended by a friend who visited recently. Glad we went and didn’t base it off how many stars. Loved the history that tied into the ghosts and of Sydney itself. Wasn’t sure what to expect but definitely different than your typical tourist attractions. Guide kept our attention and made sure the whole group stayed together… even the stragglers. Would recommend if you want to learn more unique things about Sydney and not deal with as many people like daytime trips.
Good stories, but not enough stops
Mark_D, Mar 2024
Good stories, but not enough stops for the time and walking. It was drizzling, so maybe that impacted the walk.
Fun experience
Vena_C, Mar 2024
Fun experience & different from a previous one we have been on. Good to hear more tours inside buildings are about to start eg the pub visits.
OLGA_M, Jan 2024
I loved the vibe of the whole thing it was a great experience to know all about history and deaths that happened in syndey and I'm hoping I see something like that one day too.
The orb has the map.
Michelle_K, Jan 2024
Great friendly guide. Shared some great historical information along with ghostly tales. This was a fantastic evenening and a great way to explore the rocks.
I'm a skeptic but loved the tour
Denyel_J, Dec 2023
The history behind the stories. Seeing old parts of Sydney I wouldn't do by myself at night time. The guide was wonderful
Not recommended,don’t waste your money on this tour.
Craig_Z, Nov 2023
Guide went to fast,left others behind,stories were to long and boring,nothing about the rocks ghosts,money making scheme,not recommended.will be putting a bad review on travel site.We done another tour the same before and was much better.this is the worst one.
Entertaining and informative walk
Chris_S, Nov 2023
The guide was engaging and fun. Got to learn about the darker side of Sydney’s past. I especially liked learning about the tragedy of the Ghost Train fire.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hi Chris , thanks for your review on the Haunted Sydney ghost tour. It's great to hear you found this tour fun and engaging. We love telling stories of the dark past Happy Haunting!
David_K, Nov 2023
It was nice to hear the bad history. We like these tours to give us the complete perspective of the history of areas we visit.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hi David , thanks for joining us on the Haunted Sydney ghost tour , we are happy to hear you love the tours Happy Haunting!
I didn’t think I got any...
Naomi_C, Oct 2023
I didn’t think I got any good shots until the next morning, not sure if it’s a silhouette of Amelia in her kitchen. Phil was a wonderful host, getting everyone involved.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hi Naomi , thanks so much for your review , so glad to hear you captured some paranormal activity , Happy Haunting!
Mildly interesting.
janet_s, Oct 2023
Was ok but a lot of standing around compared with actual “ghost walking” and historical information. The lady herself was very pleasant.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hi Janet , thanks for joining us on tour , we hope to see you again soon Happy Haunting!
Excellent tour
Jolanta_G, Oct 2023
Lauren' tour has been really enjoyable. She genersted a spooky atmosphere while taking us through history of Sydney's criminal underbelly. I loved it! Thanks Lauren!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hello and thank you for your 5 star review , We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour and we have passed your kind words onto tour guide Lauren to enjoy reading also Happy Haunting!
It was not bad but not what I expected from my previous ghost tours
Irina_A, Aug 2023
Good tour of the Rocks. Friendly guide, good timing. But no appropriate 'ghost' atmosphere was created
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hi Irina, thanks for your review after joining us on tour . We are happy to hear you found the tour guide friendly and kept to great timing Happy Haunting!
Definitely worth it!
Adam_H, Aug 2023
The entire tour was exceptional. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the history and story telling was great!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hi Adam , thank you for the 5 star review , we love that you found the tour exceptional . Hope to see you again soon on another lantern Ghost Tour
Awesome tour of the rocks and good history
Andrew_T, May 2023
The swing was definitely swinging by itself lol nobody on it got to see vivid at the same time Alison was an awesome host as well could not fault her fantastic experience all round
Debbie_T, May 2023
Seeing Sydney from a different perspective, was interesting. Good commentary. Would recommend to others
Dark past
Perry_K, May 2023
Reminder of the dark past of living in the 1800’s in Sydney town, with the haves and have nots closely housed where dark deeds were abundant.
Amazing! So much attention to detail ❤️
Sarah_C, May 2023
Our tour guide was amazing! Even with her sprained ankle she was amazing!!! She included so much details and she made us feel like we are family or old friends talking.

From $25.47

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 3
No Photo
Sydney Ghost Walking Tour


1 hour 30 minutes
Free Cancellation
Likely to Sell Out
No Photo
Ultimate Sydney Walking Tour


3 hours 30 minutes
Free Cancellation
No Photo
Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour


1 hour 30 minutes
Free Cancellation
No Photo
The Rocks Pub Walking Tour


2 hours 30 minutes
Free Cancellation

Explore Similar Things to Do