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Address: Cockatoo Island, Sydney



Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Camping, History, Museum


At a Glance:

Cost: Free
Opening Times: 24/7, although access is only available by ferry and water taxi
BBQs: Yes
Kiosk or Cafe: Yes
Playground: No
Shade: Yes
Swimming: Yes
Tables: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes
Water:
Age Suitability:
Parking: No - travel by ferry or water taxi only

Description:

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.



Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Camping, History, Museum




Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Camping, History, Museum


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.



Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Camping, History, Museum


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.

For more information, visit the Cockatoo Island website.



Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Camping, History, Museum


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