Although people are unable to enjoy our full visitor experience, we're rolling out exciting digital initiatives that will enable you to stay connected with Cockatoo Island. Discover some of our upcoming events below...
Between Saturday, 26 September and Sunday, 11 October, we're offering three immersive tours of Cockatoo Island. From Sandstone to Steel is a crash-course in the island's layered history. Meanwhile, Haunted History is a journey into the island's dark past and Convict Escape Attempts is an opportunity to learn about the prisoners who dared escaped the convict penal establishment. Be quick – tickets are limited!
Introducing DigiTalks – a series of online talks, virtual tours and webinars designed to keep you engaged at home, on your lunch break or wherever you may be! Running on select Wednesdays, DigiTalks are an opportunity for attendees to gain rich insights into Harbour Trust destinations such as Cockatoo Island as well as the world's best harbour. We invite you to register for one, or more, of our upcoming DigiTalks.
The manufacture of cabbage tree hats, commonly undertaken by convicts, was a thriving cottage craft from the 1790s until the 1930s. On Wednesday 30 September, historians Sue and Don Brian will present a DigiTalk on the historical significance of this former staple of Australian fashion. In addition to demonstrating how the iconic hat was made, he will share archival photos and traditional songs.
[Image credit: Australian Bullock driver, 1851, William Strutt, National library of Australia]
Want to end 2020 on a high? Escape to Cockatoo Island for our New Year's Eve Experience.
You’ll get to spend the biggest night of the year in the heart of Sydney Harbour, basking in the city’s world famous NYE fireworks!
Travel back to the era where steam ruled – attend an upcoming demonstration of one of our vintage steam cranes!
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