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COVID-19 update: Cockatoo Island tours resume in December

Planning to visit Cockatoo Island? Ahead of your trip, check this page for updates, including the steps being taking to ensure a safe visitor experience during COVID-19…
UPDATE (15 November 2021)

Cockatoo Island recently reopened to the public. In line with NSW Government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions, eligible people can travel to our beloved destination. Plus, our accommodation is now available for guests and our program of guided tours resumes in December – book tickets now!

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    Conditions of entryarrow
  • The health and safety of visitors remains paramount. As such, we continue to follow directions and advice from the NSW Government. People wishing to visit and stay at Cockatoo Island are required to comply with NSW Government restrictions. A COVID Safe check-in upon arrival will be required as will a check-out upon departure.

    Food and beveragearrow
  • Cockatoo Island offers two family-friendly cafés. Societé Overboard will reopen on Thursday 14 October and Marina Café & Bar will resume operating on Saturday 16 October. For further details, including café operating hours, see our Visit Cockatoo Island webpage.

    Island hoursarrow
  • Although Cockatoo Island is open seven days a week, our volunteer-run Visitor Centre will remain closed until further notice. The accommodation team will continue to assist guests with accommodation check-in/check-out.

  • We are now accepting bookings for accommodation, with availabilities from Friday 15 October. Our campground is currently operating at reduced capacity; however, more tents will become available as restrictions ease.

    People wishing to stay at Cockatoo Island are required to comply with NSW Government restrictions. In line with these restrictions, double vaccination status is required for people 16 and over to stay in our accommodation.

    You can make a booking here.

  • Our program of guided day and night tours resumes on Saturday 4 December. Ticket are now available for our popular history and paranormal tours. 

    See: Tours (Overview)

    Getting herearrow
  • Normal ferry services to Cockatoo Island have now resumed; however, ferries are currently operating at 50% capacity. 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.

    Public amenitiesarrow
  • Public amenities, including restrooms, bubblers and barbeques, are available to visitors. We are following enhanced cleaning protocols with respect to these facilities.

Helpful links

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