Known in the Dharug language as Wareamah, meaning ‘women’s land’, Cockatoo Island is a former convict penal establishment and naval shipyard, located in the heart of Sydney Harbour...
Cockatoo Island is a source of intrigue and inspiration for visitors owing to its heritage buildings, distinctive terrain and panoramic views.
Popular attractions include heritage and campground accommodation, waterfront cafés and picnic spots, guided history and paranormal tours, and exciting seasonal events such as the Biennale of Sydney, New Year's Eve and music concerts.
Located at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers, Cockatoo Island is just a ferry ride away.
World Heritage, Barbeque, Boating Facilities, Cafe, Conference/Convention Facilities, Enquiry Desk, Family Friendly, Food and Refreshments, Lockers, Lookouts, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Showers, Free Wifi, Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids), International, Camping, Canoeing/Kayaking, Walks, History & Heritage