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Lower Island Tour

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  • $26 per adult
  • $16 per child (12 & under)
  • $16 per senior
  • $16 per concession

See Make a booking for details. 

  • 1pm to 2pm on select Saturdays
  • Ferry
  • Water taxi

See Plan ahead for details on getting here.

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Visitor Centre, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

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The Lower Island Tour is an engaging 60-minute journey through Cockatoo Island’s storied history and an accessible sightseeing activity for less mobile visitors.

As you explore the lower island, including the cathedral-like Turbine Shop, convict-built Fitzroy Dock and towering Powerhouse chimney, our knowledgeable guide will share stories and anecdotes that paint a vivid picture of the island throughout the ages.


Book tickets for one of our regularly scheduled tours or arrange a private tour for your group...

Scheduled tours

Tickets are $26 per adult, $16 per child (12 & under), $16 per senior and $16 per concession. 

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Private group tours

Subject to guide availability, we accept private group bookings with a minimum charge equal to the cost of 10 participants. To request a private group tour, complete our enquiry form. Note: Private group tours are not available on Friday or Saturday nights. 

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Service NSW app – COVID Safe check-in

As a registered COVID Safe business, we require tourgoers to scan a QR code upon arrival and complete a COVID Safe check-in with Service NSW. 

[Note: When you check in, only the tour location and the time of visit is recorded. This information is stored for 28 days and only for the purpose of contact tracing, if necessary.]

Other conditions for tour participation

To comply with the NSW Government’s COVID-19 public health orders, we are currently only accepting tour bookings for groups of up to 20 people. Further, members of each group must ensure they:

  • maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres from others;
  • have not travelled overseas within the last 14 days;
  • have not had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the last 14 days; and
  • are not unwell and have not had any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.
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Although this is an all-ages tour, people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult as the tour contains mature themes. Further, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are advised that the tour contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased people.

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This 60-minute tour is suitable for less mobile visitors, including visitors with wheelchairs and mobility scooters, as it is tailored to only cover the lower island.

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

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

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

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For information about getting here, including by public transport, see: Visit Cockatoo Island.

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