What would you say to an island escape, but you don’t even have to leave Sydney? I’m talking about Cockatoo Island, known as Wareamah by the traditional custodians, smack bang in the middle of the western side of Sydney Harbour.
Cockatoo Island, protected by the Harbour Trust, has been a meeting place for local Aboriginal people for centuries, as well as a cultural meeting place with a multi-faceted colonial history as a prison, reform school, and shipyard.
Take a tour with one of the guides to see highlights like the Dog Leg tunnel which connects one side of the island to the other, the shipyards and docks where many original cranes and features are still standing, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed convict precinct on the top of the island.
Plus, it wouldn’t be an escape unless you could stay overnight, and there are so many options to choose from. Do it in style and stay at the impeccable heritage houses and apartments, or pick one of the many camping options. You can bring your own tent, or book a glamping standard package, a deluxe package or even the premium package with a queen bed, power and an esky.
Come to play, then stay, on Cockatoo Island.
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Presented by the Harbour Trust