Opening Times: 24/7, although access is only available by ferry and water taxi
Kiosk or Cafe: Yes
Water: Age Suitability: Parking: No - travel by ferry or water taxi only
Cockatoo Island is located approximately 15 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay. It is listed as a World Heritage island and has been off limits to public for over 100 years.
Rich in history, Cockatoo Island was once a convict prison, then an industrial school for girls and finally, Australia’s biggest shipyard.
The Island has a great interactive program for kids and
families. Pick up a free ‘Convict Clues’ or ‘Ship Shape Challenge’ activity booklet from Visitor Information to explore Cockatoo Island’s stories.
You can visit the island for a day or stay overnight in a luxury apartment with harbour and city views or if you are feeling adventurous, go Glamping or Camping.
The island has a cafe and also a bar or you can bring your own picnic food and enjoy a quiet lunch at one of the many picnic spots.