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Stay at Cockatoo Island

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Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life with a stay at our sanctuary on Sydney Harbour: Cockatoo Island.

Surrounded by landscaped gardens with sweeping views, our apartments and holiday houses marry heritage character with modern amenities. Meanwhile, our campground represents an opportunity spend a night (or longer) under the stars, in the heart of the world’s best harbour. With easy access to picnic spots and waterfront cafés, it’s easy to see why Cockatoo Island is the perfect choice for your next Sydney getaway or staycation!

Update: The health and safety of visitors remains paramount. As such, we continue to follow directions and advice from the NSW Government. People wishing to stay at Cockatoo Island are required to comply with NSW Government restrictions. This includes a double vaccination status for guests 16 and over.

New Year's Eve

Eager to end 2021 on a high? Spend the biggest night of the year at Cockatoo Island! Revellers can enjoy an evening of opera AND stay in our award-winning accommodation!

Opera Australia’s inaugural New Year’s Eve Opera Gala is an opportunity to enjoy performances by a line-up of opera stars on our Eastern Apron – a raw industrial setting with sweeping harbour views.

Tickets for this exciting, open-air event are available alongside our NYE 2021 accommodation. Book a deluxe camping package for a hassle-free, two-night stay under the stars OR enter our accommodation ballot for you chance to enjoy a five-night stay in a holiday house or apartments

This is your chance to bask in Sydney’s world-famous NYE fireworks and watch the sun rise on the world’s best harbour!

Save the date: Our deluxe camping packages go on sale and we launch the ballot for our heritage accommodation at 11am on Thursday 4 November. Meanwhile, NYE Opera Gala tickets are available now. 

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Houses and apartments

Unwind with friends and family at one of our distinctive heritage houses or apartments...

Heritage Holiday Houses

Rates: From $625 per night | Sleeps: Eight to twelve guests (rates vary)

Built circa 1913, our two Federation-style heritage houses represent an ideal R&R setting. Set amidst lush gardens on the upper island, with views of Hunters Hill, each house has room to accommodate up to 12 guests.

Harbour View Apartments

Rates: From $295 per night | Sleeps: Two to five guests (rates vary)

Situated near Biloela Lawn on the upper island, our three Harbour View Apartments each boast a large entertaining balcony overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Garden Riverview Apartment

Rates: From $310 per night | Sleeps: Two to five guests (rates vary)

Built in 1916, our two-bedroom Garden Riverview Apartment boasts views of Woolwich and Hunters Hill as well as a large deck and an enclosed garden, making it ideal for entertaining company.

Fire Station Studio

Rates: From $275 per night | Sleep: Two to three guests (rates vary)

Formerly the island’s fire station, this tastefully restored studio apartment on the lower island offers panoramic views across Parramatta River.   

Waterfront campground

Our campground is an opportunity to relax in a waterfront setting on Sydney Harbour...

Camping options

Rates: Options range from $50 to $375 per night

Check into our waterfront campground, featuring unbeatable views of Sydney Harbour. Choose from five camping packages, catering for a range of budgets, group sizes and occasions, including romantic getaways and family vacations.

School camping trips

Owing to its layered history, Cockatoo Island is a great camping spot for school groups. Our education programs provide students with opportunities to participate in outdoor activities and engage with the island's living history.

Discovery Deal (Save 20%)

Here’s a deal that guaranteed to make you a happy camper! Receive 20% off accommodation in our campground when you book a stay of two nights or longer.  To take advantage of this offer, select the ‘Discovery Deal’ rates when making an online booking.

Gift vouchers

Need a great gift idea? We've got you covered...

Whether it’s Christmas, Mother’s Day, a loved one’s birthday or Father’s Day, our campground gift vouchers are certain to earn you major brownie points! (Terms and Conditions apply)

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