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  • Standard booking includes bedding for eight guests
  • Bedding for up to four additional guests is available
  • 1 x large bathroom with a toilet and shower
  • Additional toilet and shower in laundry room
  • A standard booking includes four bedrooms
  • A fifth bedroom is available as an optional extra

Upper Island, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

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Once home to Cockatoo Island’s medical officer and engineering manager, our two Federation-style heritage houses can each accommodate up to 12 people.

Set amidst lush gardens on the upper island, these beautifully restored dwellings – built circa 1913 – boast an outdoor barbeque and entertainment area, with views across to Hunters Hill.


Accommodation for eight people across two or more nights:

  • Monday to Thursday – $625 per night
  • Friday to Sunday – $950 per night
  • Week-long hire – from $3560

A one night stay for eight people:

  • Monday to Thursday – $625 per night
  • Friday to Sunday – unavailable

Note: Rates are subject to change for special events and public holidays.


What’s Included

  • All linen and towels
  • A self-contained kitchen with a microwave and fridge
  • A flat screen television plus a DVD/CD player, a Bluetooth music station and an alarm clock
  • A laundry with an iron and board, a washing machine, and a line and dryer
  • A large bathroom with a toilet and shower plus an additional toilet and shower in the laundry room
  • Heating, portable fans and a hairdryer
  • An outdoor barbeque and table with seating for eight guests
  • A weekly cleaning service


A standard booking includes bedding four eight guests across four bedrooms, namely:

  • 3 x King beds for a total of six guests (Note: Each king bed can be split into two single beds)
  • 1 x Double bed for two guests

Bedding for up to four additional guests is available, namely:

  • 1 x double sofa bed for two guests (additional $50 per night)
  • 1 x single rollaway for one guest (additional $50 per night)
  • 1 x king single bed in a fifth bedroom for one guest (additional $100 per night)

[Note: Bedding for additional guests can be added to your booking at the Optional Extras screen of our online booking platform.] 

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Paid Extras

  • Additional cleaning services
  • High chair and cot (hire only)
  • BBQ and breakfast packs available for pre-order from Societé Overboard at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

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Additional Info

What to bring: Food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and personal items.

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is from 3pm and check-out is by 11am

Accessibility: We regret that due to their heritage nature and position on the upper plateau, our Heritage Houses are not wheelchair accessible and may be unsuitable for anyone with difficulties climbing steps. To discuss more accessible accommodation options, please email stay@cockatooisland.gov.au.

Private events: The Heritage House gardens are perfect for bespoke events for up to 50 guests. Email stay@cockatooisland.gov.au for further details.

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