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A Weekend of Immersive Horror on UNESCO Cockatoo Island


Friday 16 February from 5pm to 11pm Saturday 17 February from 5pm to 11pm

Haus of Horror presents "A Nightmare on Elm St" on Cockatoo Island/Wareamah.

Australia's number one immersive cinema is excited to welcome you to the UNESCO world heritage site Cockatoo Island/Wareamah for a two-day spookathon under the stars.

Each ticket grants you a private, chartered themed ferry whisking you across the harbour, island exploration pre-film, multiple scare zones, entry to bars and diverse food vendors as well as a live DJ accompanying the sunset. Step into the film and have your photo taken in our immersive photo booth, wander around and meet special guests, and the grand finale – A Nightmare on Elm St against the breathtaking backdrop of Sydney Harbour!

WHEN: Event begins at 5pm, with the film beginning at sunset.


Your ticket includes a private, chartered ferry to whisk you across the harbour to Elm St; with a special guest or two and some spooky surprises.

Cockatoo Island is also accessible via the public ferry, or water taxi.

Your ticket corresponds with a departure time from King St Wharf. We recommend arriving early to The Island for a drink, some dinner and to explore this historic site, experience our spooky installations, meet some special guests and have your photo taken in our photo booth before the film starts.

Once on Cockatoo Island, the cinema venue is a short walk through the spooky former Industrial Precinct. You never know who you'll meet in the dark...

Please note the site includes former industrial spaces and outdoor areas. We advise sensible footwear as the site has uneven ground throughout.

Public Ferry

The F3 and F8 services operate to Cockatoo Island, departing from Circular Quay and Barangaroo as well as from wharves along Parramatta River. For further information, including timetables please click HERE.

Water Taxi

If you would prefer to organise your own arrival and departure from Cockatoo Island, there are a number of private water taxi services available on Sydney Harbour.

To arrange this you will need to contact the water taxi service of your choice and book with them directly.

Getting to King Street Wharf, where our private chartered ferries depart from:

Our Haus of Horror ferry departs from King Street Wharf, nestled between Cockle Bay Wharf and Barangaroo.

Train: King Street Wharf is a five-minute walk from Wynyard Station. Take the Barangaroo exit, and walk down towards the waterfront.

Bus: To find the right service, visit Trip Planner by Transport NSW and enter ‘King Street Wharf’ as your destination.

Car: There are several car parks within close walking distance to King Street Wharf. These include the following car parks, which operate 24 hours a day:

King Street Wharf Car Park (two-minute walk)

383 Kent Street Car Park (eight minute walk)

2 Market Street Car Park (ten-minute walk)

WHAT TO BRING: This is a seated event. Just yourself! 

We can't wait to see you there... remember to stay awake.


Haus of Horror is Australia's number one immersive cinema experience. We activate heritage listed spaces with exciting and unique events.

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