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Stay at Cockatoo Island

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In need of a getaway or staycation? Book accommodation at Cockatoo Island and enjoy a holiday in the heart of Sydney Harbour.

Bordered by landscaped gardens, Cockatoo Island’s holiday houses and apartments combine authentic heritage character with modern amenities and harbour views. Meanwhile, our waterfront campground is an opportunity to unwind in a spectacular outdoor setting and watch the sun set and rise on Sydney Harbour.

Houses and apartments

Book one of our holiday houses or apartments to enjoy authentic heritage charm paired with modern amenities.

Fire Station Studio

Rates: From $275 per night | Sleep: 2 to 3 guests (rates vary)

Formerly the island’s fire station, this tastefully restored studio apartment on the lower island offers panoramic views across Parramatta River.   

Harbour View Apartments

Rates: From $295 per night | Sleeps: 2 to 5 guests (rates vary)

Situated near Biloela Lawn on the upper island, our 3 Harbour View Apartments each boast a large entertaining balcony overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Heritage Holiday Houses

Rates: From $625 per night | Sleeps: 8 to 12 guests (rates vary)

Completed in 1916, our 2 Federation-style heritage houses represent an ideal R&R setting. Set amidst lush gardens on the upper island, with views of Hunters Hill, each house has room to accommodate up to 12 guests.

Garden Riverview Apartment

Rates: From $310 per night | Sleeps: 2 to 5 guests (rates vary)

Built in 1916, our 2 bedroom Garden Riverview Apartment boasts views of Woolwich and Hunters Hill as well as a large deck and an enclosed garden, making it ideal for entertaining company.

Waterfront campground

Our campground is an opportunity to relax in a waterfront setting directly on Sydney Harbour.

Camping packages and 'BYO tent' option

Rates: Options range from $50 to $375 per night

We cater for all budgets, group sizes and occasions, including romantic getaways and family vacations. Want a hassle-free stay with your kids? Reserve our basic camping package and check into a pre-erected tent. Desire a little luxury? Book a deluxe package and unwind in a premium tent furnished with creature comforts. Prefer an authentic, DIY experience? Select our low-cost 'BYO tent' option.

School camping trips

Owing to its layered history, Cockatoo Island is the perfect camping spot for school, scout and youth groups. The island’s waterfront campground is situated alongside landmarks from the turbulent convict era (1839-69) and celebrated dockyard years (1857-1991), making it a great launching pad for exploration and adventure.

'Stay Longer and Save’ Deal (Save 10%)

Here’s a deal that is guaranteed to make you a happy camper! Stay 2 or more nights in our waterfront campground and receive 10% off your stay! PLUS, you’ll be able to redeem 2 Audio Tour tickets (including a map) for the price of one. To take advantage of this offer, select the ‘Stay Longer and Save’ rate when making an online booking.

Adventure Plus camping deal

Looking for a budget-friendly family getaway this winter? For a limited time only*, we’re giving campers the opportunity to SAVE money when they DOUBLE their Cockatoo Island adventure! That’s right: As part of our Adventure Plus camping deal, families that book a Basic Camping Package with us are eligible to receive a second Basic Camping Package for half price. That’s double the tents…for only a fraction of the usual rate!

Gift vouchers

Need a gift for someone special? Surprise your friend or loved one with a Cockatoo Island accommodation voucher.

Whether it’s Christmas, Mother’s Day, a birthday or Father’s Day, our accommodation gift vouchers are certain to earn you major brownie points! There are six vouchers to choose from. Terms and conditions apply.  

Before you book

Before you book a stay with us, please be aware of the following alerts and disruptions, which may affect your experience on the island.

Affected date: 12 October 2024

On Saturday 12 October, a music event will be held on Cockatoo Island. There will be amplified noise from 2pm until 10:30pm. 

Planning to stay on 12 October 2024? Apply the promo code LIVEMUSIC at the start of your booking when choosing your arrival and departure dates to receive 5% off camping.

In proceeding with an accommodation booking on this date, you accept our T&Cs

Helpful links

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