Situated near Biloela Lawn on the upper island, each boasts a large entertaining balcony overlooking Sydney Harbour. Our Harbour View Apartments include a single room apartment for 2 guests (23C) plus 2 double bedroom apartments (23A and 23B), which can accommodate up to 5 guests each.
2 bedroom Harbour View Apartments (23A and 23B):
Single bedroom Harbour View Apartment (23C):
[Note: Rates are subject to change for special events and public holidays.]
Cockatoo Overboard is located near the Visitor Centre on the Eastern Apron while Marina Café & Bar is situated in the historic Docks Precinct. See: Eat and drink
BBQ packs are available for campers to pre-purchase from Cockatoo Overboard and prepare using the campground kitchen. The café requires at least 48 hours’ notice to prepare BBQ pack orders, so order well in advance. To order a BBQ pack, please click here.
[Note: Cockatoo Overboard is not affiliated with the Cockatoo Island Accommodation. If you have to amend your campground booking or rain check, we cannot guarantee you will be able to amend your BBQ pack order.]
A 5th guest can be slept in a single rollaway bed for $50 per night (Note: Apartments 23A and 23B only). This bed can be added to your booking at the 'Optional extras' screen of our online booking platform.
Other paid extras include additional cleaning services, high chair and cot hire, and Cockatoo Overboard BBQ packs. BBQ packs must be preordered at least 48 hours prior to arrival.
Our Harbour View Apartments are only for the residential use of booked occupants. Functions, events, ceremonies and parties are not permitted.
Our Heritage Holiday Houses, on the other hand, are available for bespoke functions for up to 50 people. Fees apply. For more information, view our Hire Agreement for Event Bookings.
We regret that due to their heritage nature and position on the upper plateau, our Harbour View Apartments are not wheelchair accessible and may be unsuitable for anyone with difficulties climbing steps. To discuss a more accessible option, please email email@example.com.
What to bring – Food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and personal items.
Check-in/check-out – Check-in is from 3pm and check-out is by 11am.
Meal options – For a care-free stay, we offer convenient meal options. The island’s family-friendly venues, Cockatoo Overboard and Marina Café and Bar, operate daily and are licensed to serve alcohol. Guests can also pre-order BBQ and breakfast packs, ahead of their stay, to prepare at their accommodation.
Getting here – The easiest way to get to Cockatoo Island is by public ferry. The F3 and F8 services operate to Cockatoo Island daily, departing from Circular Quay and Barangaroo as well as from wharves along Parramatta River. For further information, see: Visit us.
Terms and conditions – Ahead of your stay, please familiarise yourself with our accommodation T&Cs.
Booking platform –Need some pointers for using our online booking platform? Check out our useful 'How to' guide.
In 1914, the Naval Board of the Federal Department of Defence approved the construction of a limited number of residences at the island for essential dockyard staff.
These buildings included the dwellings now known as the Harbour View Apartments. Completed in 1916, these symmetrically built, semi-detached apartments originally housed personnel that reported to the General Manager of Cockatoo Island’s Naval Dockyard; namely, his personal driver and launch coxswain (the equivalent of a boat chauffer). The General Manager from 1914 to 1920 was Captain Julian James Salter-King, a naval engineer. He oversaw the dockyard during a period of expansion and industrial unrest. The Harbour View Apartments were built in the Federation Arts and Crafts Style and many of their original features are still intact.
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