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Cockatoo Island

Island, Historic Site, and Art Gallery
Cockatoo Island NSW 2090, Australia
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    Thierry M.
    "relaxing view!"(3 Tips)
    Alex T.
    "You get a ferry."(4 Tips)
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  • John

    Nice to walk around

    John · 2 weeks ago
  • Albrecht

    Nice place to escape the busy city and enjoy a drink and a walk

    Albrecht · 3 weeks ago
  • Matt R.

    Get the boats and go up lane cove river!

    Matt Rowles · March 26
  • Simon T.

    Much history, no cockatoos

    Simon Tan · September 7, 2015
  • Thierry M.

    History, views, tranquility, pizzas, audio tour, glamping, volunteer staff...

    Thierry Masq · February 9, 2015
  • Thierry M.

    Glamping is great when you want the experience and not the hassle... The Tropical café offers some great pizzas with a stunning and relaxing view!

    Thierry Masq · February 9, 2015
  • Sarah C.

    If abandoned shit is one of your interests, this is a stupendous stop.

    Sarah Conrad · January 8, 2015
  • Emad A.

    Nothing special is there.

    Emad A. · December 28, 2014
  • Vivian W.

    Lovely space - camping facilities - would be great to hire out the houses for an event

    Vivian Wong · September 20, 2014
  • Hans v.

    Enjoy refreshing summer cocktails at Sydney’s iconic Cockatoo Island bar.

    Hans van de Bruggen · July 28, 2014
  • Gigi E.

    Don't do it in heels

    Gigi Evans · July 28, 2014
  • Dion D.

    Great place has vending machines but are expensive $4 for cans near the entrance but has $4 600ML powerade which is good but there's another machine with $3 cans annoying but nothing I can do

    Dion Dicello · April 25, 2014
  • Yat Fai O.

    If you are in to abandoned urban or industrial buildings, this is the place to go. Expect a 2 to 3 hour walk

    Yat Fai Ooi · April 3, 2014
  • HP C.

    Glamping or camping overnight is easy, and awesome.

    HP Chung · March 22, 2014
  • Alex T.

    Former industrial heritage turned ghost venue for concerts, exhibitions etc. You can camp here too. You get a ferry.

    Alex Torrance · February 13, 2014
  • Robert N.

    Avoiding going near the roosting seagulls, they get pissed off if you get too close!

    Robert Nicholson · December 14, 2013
  • Kenneth

    If you want to escape the buzz of the city of a spot of camping but only want to travel 15 minutes to get there, then is the spot! Clean & modern facilities and #qualityvistas on the cheap! BYO tent

    Kenneth · December 12, 2013
  • Mike I.

    I misheard. I was expecting an island full of cocks.

    Mike I · September 1, 2013
  • Mariana T.

    Be prepared to walk.

    Mariana Trucco · June 23, 2013
  • Stephanie K.

    It's so beautiful here, you feel like you're miles from the city, and the Ship Shape Challenge keeps the kids active.

    Stephanie K · April 21, 2013
  • Renae M.

    A must do for all visitors to Sydney! Jump on a ferry and experience something different.

    Renae Mason · September 26, 2012
  • Biennale of Sydney

    Visit Cockatoo Island to check out the 18th Biennale of Sydney - until 16 Sept 2012. Get there by the Biennale Free Ferry, or paid scheduled services with Sydney Ferries. For more info:

    Biennale of Sydney · July 8, 2012
  • Caroline E.

    Awesome place to go for a Sunday Session. Read more

    Caroline Eubanks · March 30, 2012
  • Rebecca L.

    Adventure Island!

    Rebecca L · January 27, 2012
  • ma

    remember to slip, slop & slap

    ma · January 26, 2012
  • Crave S.

    On Oct 23, bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour as part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival. Read more

    Crave Sydney · September 27, 2010
  • Katanya S.

    camp overnight with the kids, its a one of kind experience, the facilities are incredible..4 man tents dont mean 4 man- 2 adults and maybe 2 smal child at best..get 1 tent per 2 the audio t Read more

    Katanya Shanzy · March 29, 2010
  • Livia M.

    Uma delicia, super bacana pra passar a tarde e fazer pic nic, da frente da ilha tem uma vista linda para a ponte!

    Livia Montemor · July 13, 2014

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