Cockatoo Island

Only a short ferry ride from Sydney's city centre is Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour's largest island and one of Australia's most fascinating historical sites.

Take an audio tour or self-guided journey and explore the island's convict and shipbuilding history. Stop for refreshments and take in the sweeping harbour views from Societé Overboard cafe and the Cockatoo Island Marine Centre. Play tennis on the court with some of the best views in Sydney. Pick up a free children's activity guide or hire a boat from the Marine Centre.

Cockatoo Island is the only Sydney Harbour island where you can stay overnight. Take a short break in one of the luxury houses or apartments or camp overnight on the harbour's edge in what Lonely Planet described as "one of the world's most spectacularly located campsites".

Cockatoo Island is open daily and entry is free.

Nearby events

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    Saturday 10 February 2018 to Saturday 24 February 2018 , Campbelltown

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    Wednesday 14 February 2018 to Saturday 24 February 2018 , Marrickville

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