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See and Do

Located in the heart of Sydney Harbour, just a short ferry ride from the CBD, Cockatoo Island is an extraordinary place where visitors can stay for an hour, the day, a night or longer.

Our year-round offerings include heritage accommodation, a waterfront campground, tours for all ages, waterfront cafés and tranquil picnic spots with panoramic harbour views.

Visit

Cockatoo Island’s distinctive terrain is ripe for exploration, offering visitors with insights into the complex and layered history of this former convict penal establishment and naval ship dockyard. Visitors can also stop, indulge and unwind at one of our cafés, picnic spots or barbeque areas.

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Stay

Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life with a stay at Cockatoo Island. Surrounded by landscaped gardens with sweeping views, our apartments and holiday houses marry heritage character and with modern amenities. Meanwhile, our campground represents an opportunity spend a night (or longer) under the stars, in the heart of the World’s Best Harbour.

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Tours

Our program of tours caters for all ages, interests and personalities. Whether you want to see relics from a bygone era, journey into the supernatural or explore distinctive heritage buildings, our tours are an opportunity to discover what makes our heritage-listed island so unique.

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What's On

We host special events – from concerts and art exhibitions through to historical crane demonstrations and accommodation open days – that celebrate the natural and heritage values of Cockatoo Island. For upcoming attractions and events, check out our What’s On Directory.

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