Where is Cockatoo Island?
Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour. It's located at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers about 10 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay.
Download a map of Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour [PDF - 408KB]
Download a copy of the Cockatoo Island pre-visit guide for everything you need to know before you visit [PDF - 899KB]
Getting to Cockatoo Island
Getting to Cockatoo Island is easy with regular Sydney Ferries daily services from Circular Quay and other inner harbour wharfs.
You can also get there by water taxi and private boat or barge, or on your own kayak.
Sydney Ferries currently operates services to Cockatoo Island via the Balmain/Woolwich service and the Parramatta River service. Ferries depart from Circular Quay and other wharves. Some services also connect to Darling Harbour or to Woolwich and Balmain.
Visit Cockatoo Island as part of a Family Funday Sunday ticket. For $2.50 per person, enjoy a fun day out with unlimited travel on Sydney's buses, trains and ferries on Sundays.
Private vessel mooring
All private vessels visiting Cockatoo Island must be moored at Camber Wharf (maximum vessel length 7m, maximum vessel height is 10m). Mooring permits can be obtained at the Island Office located near the Parramatta Wharf or by calling directly on 02 8898 9774.
Camber Wharf is located on the Birchgrove side of the island. Download a map of Cockatoo Island [PDF - 101KB]