Our knowledgeable guides will spark the curiosity of the kids in your group, capture their imaginations, and help them to have a great deal of fun in a spectacular setting on Sydney Harbour.
Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the NSW school holidays, you can choose between our half-day program (2.5 hours) or our full-day program (4.5 hours). Programs are suited for children in years 3 to 6 and include breaks between each session.
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Experience the sights and sounds of Cockatoo Island with our engaging and educational activity sessions, suitable for children in years 3 to 6.
Choose between our half-day program (2 sessions only) or our full-day program (all sessions). Activity session options:
Note: All programs include breaks between each session. Children are expected to bring their own food and drinks for the duration of their program.
Planning to visit? Refer to the information below ahead of your trip.
Ferries: 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, including timetables, visit the Transport NSW website.
Opal cards: If your group is travelling to Cockatoo Island by ferry, each person will need to be in possession of an Opal Card with sufficient funds. Alternatively, you can pre-purchase Opal One Day Travel Passes for their entire group. To arrange Opal One Day Travel Passes for your group, visit opaldaypass.transport.nsw.gov.au.
Parking facilities: On-street parking is available for cars near the ferry wharves at Woolwich, Greenwich, Chiswick, Huntleys Point, Drummoyne, Birchgrove and Balmain. The Clarkes Point Reserve Carpark (access via Clarke Road, Woolwich) offers parking for coaches and is a short walk from the Woolwich ferry wharf.
Suitable walking shoes, sun protection, wet weather gear (if needed) and food and drinks for the duration of the program.
Most areas of the island are wheelchair accessible; however, there is a steep incline from the lower island to the upper plateau, and – owing to the island’s industrial heritage – there are uneven surfaces as well as some buildings not accessible by wheelchair.
Our vacation care program contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased people.
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Interested in visiting Cockatoo Island as part of a group excursion? Here are some useful resources.