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Off-limits to the public for more than one hundred years, Cockatoo Island welcomes you to a new chapter in its long and illustrious story. Retaining all its character and heritage from decades of human endeavour by convicts and shipbuilders alike...more
All reviews audio tour ship building ferry ride industrial history marina cafe circular quay sydney harbour art exhibition information centre information boards interesting place to visit few hours sydney's history lots of history free entry couple of hours walk around
I really don't like it, I stayed for an hour and if I had the choice I would leave after 10 mins. I just had to wait for the next ferry to leave. So low/negative energy in that place.so ghostly feeling. No cafe even so...More
I went on an exceptionally hot day however it was still brilliant. We got the $5 guided audio tour which would highly recommend. We learnt about the various buildings around the site and hear different stories about the very varied life of Cockatoo island. The...More
We had a great stay at Cockatoo Island, and our campsite had an awesome view of the harbour up on the hill.
The showers were somewhat disappointing and were inconsistent with temperatures across most of them, but it was only a minor pain.
I picked up an audio guide ($5) and map for the island at the visitor centre and walked around the 26 stops. It took me about 2 hours, plus some time just enjoying the view from the upper part of the island, and looking at...More
Just spent 2 nights on the island watching the fireworks with a 2 day "glamping" package, cost $1200.
Im not sure what I was expecting the accommodation to be like, but I was certainly expecting more than what we got.
A tent 3m * 3m...More
If wanting to take the ferry from circular quay and you have covered Manly already this is a good option.
30 min trip from circular quay this place oozes history , convict processing and detention and ship building on an impressively large scale . Worth...More
Cockatoo Island is one of several islands in Sydney Harbour that open to the public. This island can be reached by Ferry ride if approximately 30 minutes. There is no entry fee to the island but charges apply for tours. A self guided tour is...More
We had delicious pizza for lunch at the Marina cafe recently. Service was prompt despite them being busy at the time. There was a small mistake with our order. The Barista made a small coffee instead of a large and when the young staff member...More
Great place to see some Australian history. The $5 audio tour is a great way to navigate the island and learn its convict and naval history. Good for a day trip or an overnight stay. Something different a short ferry ride from cbd.