Vacation Care groups can participate in guided programs on Cockatoo Island each school holidays.
July Vacation Care
Bring your Vacation Care group to Cockatoo Island, Sydney’s largest and most fascinating urban island. A short ferry trip from Circular Quay turns a journey into an adventure.
Cockatoo Island sits on the periphery of the city, a site replete with memory and history. Discover Cockatoo Island through our fun and engaging Convict Escapades activity tour. Our experienced guides we will take your group on a 2 hour tour of the Island exploring its Convict History, travelling back in time over 150 years. Your group will learn some of the games played by children of the Victorian era before iPhones and computer games, perform the stories of convicts with our Convict Tales Shadow Puppets and learn the story of Cockatoo Island's most famous resident, the notorious bushranger Captain Thunderbolt. The unique sights and sounds of Cockatoo Island make this a vacation excursion kids will long remember.
Monday 1st – Friday 5th July
Monday 8th – Friday 12th July
11:30am tour commences on Cockatoo Island and concludes at 2:15pm. Includes a lunch break.
$12 per child. (price does not include ferry travel)
One supervising adult per ten children free of charge. Minimum 10 and maximum 60 students per booking.
General information for Vacation Care visits
You can catch a ferry to Cockatoo Island from the number 5 wharf at Circular Quay. This service also stops at Balmain, Birchgrove, Greenwich Point and Woolwich. Ferries also travel from the inner western suburbs down Parramatta River.
Please consult the NSW Transport Information website at www.131500.com.au to plan your trip accordingly. Group ferry tickets can be booked through Harbour City Ferries on (02) 8113 3011.
What to bring
There is a cafe on the Island or you can bring your own lunch and enjoy the picnic atmosphere. Please bring a water bottle.
Wear sunscreen, a hat and comfortable shoes. We will operate if there is light drizzle only so bring wet weather gear if this is the case.