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From Sandstone to Steel: A Walking History Tour

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  • $16 per adult
  • $12 per child

Tour runs at 11:30am and 1:30pm on select Sundays (27 Sept, 4 Oct, 11 Oct) 

  • Ferry
  • Water taxi
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Meeting point

Visitor Centre, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

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UPDATE: These school holidays, escape to Cockatoo Island and embark on our From Sandstone to Steel Tour, running Sundays between 27 September and 11 October....

Want a crash course in Cockatoo island's storied history? Our From Sandstone to Steel Tour charts the changing face of Cockatoo Island. As you visit key landmarks, our guide will reveal how they fit into the island’s historical narrative. They will also share anecdotes about a colourful cast of real-life characters.




Book tickets for a scheduled tour or request an on-demand tour for your group...

Tickets for all scheduled tours are $16 per adult or $12 per child (12 years and under). Subject to guide availability, we also accept on-demand tour bookings for groups of up to 15 people with a minimum charge of $120 per booking.

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Journey through Cockatoo Island's layered history with From Sandstone to Steel
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Content warning arrow

Although this is an all-ages tour, people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult as our guide will address potentially confronting.

First Nations disclaimer arrow

The tour contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased people.

Island conditions arrow

The tour involves a steep incline and some uneven surfaces, and it is not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. A moderate level of fitness and mobility is required.

What to bring arrow

Suitable walking shoes and wet weather clothing (if needed).

Weather conditions arrow

This tour will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather.  

Terms and conditions arrow

Ahead of your visit, we encourage you to read the terms and conditions for this tour. 


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