Spooky Nights – Sydney Ghost Tours
If you’re the sort of person who enjoys the idea of things going bump in the night, then exploring the dark haunted past of Sydney might the thing for you.
By Benjamen Judd
Sydney may not be as old as places like London or Paris, but it does have its fair share of ghostly tales and stories of hauntings.
Since it was first invaded by British soldiers and convicts nearly three centuries ago, the city of Sydney has experienced a number of accidents, incidents, tragedies, crime and murder have made the capital of New South Wales rife with ghosts.
Add to that the fact that the land which Sydney was built upon was already ancient when the First Fleet arrived in 1788, home for aeons to the spirits of aboriginal peoples and you have a tapestry of tales that will make your spine shiver.
And now, you can finally experience the Sydney’s spooky side with the launch of Sydney Ghost Tours – a weekly event every Friday and Saturday night from 7.30pm.
The intimate 90 minute tour is hosted by Australia’s longest running ghost tour company, Ghost Tours, launched by horror historian and Jack Sim.
Meeting outside Parliament House at 7.30pm, Sim will take guests and fellow ghost-nerds through Sydney's streets, alleys, and bays to explore its dark and often brutal past. Luckily our beds are nice and warm, otherwise you may end up facing a rather restless – haunted – night.
Bookings for the tours can be made online at Sydney Ghost Tours. Places are limited so we advice booking early to avoid missing out.
Sydney Ghost Tours will happen weekly, every Friday and Saturday nights.
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