Accompanied by our experienced guide, the members of your club have an opportunity to learn about and visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Convict Precinct as well as the location of the island’s former shipyard, industrial school for girls and reformatory. Drawing on many fascinating stories and anecdotes, our guide will paint a vivid picture of the island’s convict, maritime, industrial and recent past.
Our 60-minute Seniors Club Tour is suitable for groups with less mobile members as it can be tailored to only cover the lower island. Meanwhile, our 90-minute Seniors Club Tour expands the experience to include a journey to the upper island.
The easiest way to get to Cockatoo Island is by public ferry. The F3 and F8 services operate to Cockatoo Island daily, departing from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Barangaroo as well as from wharves along Parramatta River.
For further information, including timetables, visit the Transport NSW website.
You can also visit Cockatoo Island by water taxi, private boat or kayak.
Subject to guide availability, we accept private bookings for groups of at least ten people. Notes: Tours must be booked at least seven (7) days in advance, and if your group exceeds 28 people, an additional guide or guides will be organised. To arrange a Seniors Club Tour, complete our group tour enquiry form.
Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: The Seniors Club Tour contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased people.
Conditions: The 60-minute tour involves no inclines or stairs, whereas the 90-minute includes a steep include and some uneven surfaces. The 90-minute tour requires a moderate level of fitness and mobility and is not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
What to bring: Suitable walking shoes and wet weather clothing (if needed).
Weather: This tour will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather.