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  • Eight guests (standard)
  • Up to twelve (extra)


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From $625 night


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  • 1x bathroom (incl. toilet and shower)
  • Extra toilet and shower in laundry

Upper Island, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW


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Once home to Cockatoo Island’s medical officer and engineering manager, our two Federation-style heritage houses can each accommodate up to 12 people.

Set amidst lush gardens on the upper island, these beautifully restored dwellings – built circa 1913 – boast an outdoor barbeque and entertainment area, with views across to Hunters Hill.

Rates and inclusions

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Accommodation for eight people across two or more nights:

  • Monday to Thursday – $625 per night
  • Friday to Sunday – $950 per night
  • Week-long hire – from $3560

A one night stay for eight people:

  • Monday to Thursday – $825 per night
  • Friday to Sunday – unavailable
  • Bedding for additional guests can be purchased (See 'Paid extras')

[Note: Rates are subject to change for special events and public holidays.]

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Standard booking includes bedding for eight guests across four bedrooms, namely:

  • 3 x King beds for a total of six guests (Note: Each king bed can be split into two single beds)
  • 1 x Double bed for two guests

Bedding for up to four additional guests is available, namely:

  • 1 x double sofa bed for two guests (additional $50 per night)
  • 1 x single rollaway for one guest (additional $50 per night)
  • 1 x king single bed in a fifth bedroom for one guest (additional $100 per night)
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  • All linen and towels
  • Kitchen with microwave and fridge
  • Flat screen TV with DVD/CD player
  • Bluetooth music station and alarm clock
  • Bathroom and with toilet and shower 
  • Laundry with additional toilet and shower
  • Iron and board, washing machine, line and dryer
  • Heating, portable fans, hairdryer. 
  • Outdoor BBQ and table with seating for eight guests
  • Weekly cleaning service
Societé Overboard BBQ packs arrow

Need a convenient breakfast, lunch or dinner option for your stay at cockatoo Island? BBQ packs are available for accommodation guests to purchase from Societé Overboard, one of Cockatoo Island’s two cafes. Each pack includes all the ingredients you will need; however, you will need to bring your own cutlery and plates. Alternatively, eating utensils are included in Camper sets, available for purchase from the accommodation desk. Meal prep can be carried out by campers in the campground kitchen, which features fridges and BBQs, while our houses and apartments are fully equipped with kitchens.

To order one of Societé Overboard’s BBQ packs, please complete the form included in the following brochure:

[Note: Societe Overboard operates independently to Cockatoo Island Accommodation, so familiarise yourself with the BBQ Pack T&Cs before ordering. If you have to amend your accommodation booking or rain check, we cannot guarantee you will be able to amend your BBQ pack order.]

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Bedding for up to four additional guests can be added to your booking at the 'Optional extras' screen of our online booking platform.

Other paid extras include additional cleaning services, high chair and cot hire, and Societé Overboard BBQ packs. BBQ packs must be peordered at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

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The Heritage House gardens are perfect for bespoke functions. Guests can hold events for up to 50 people. Fees apply. For more information, view our Hire Agreement for Event Bookings

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We regret that due to their heritage nature and position on the upper plateau, our Heritage Houses are not wheelchair accessible and may be unsuitable for anyone with difficulties climbing steps. To discuss a more accessible option, please email stay@cockatooisland.gov.au.

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What to bring – Food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and personal items.

Check-in/check-out – Check-in is from 3pm and check-out is by 11am.

Meal options – For a care-free stay, we offer convenient meal options. The island’s family-friendly venues, Societe Overboard and Marina Café and Bar, operate daily and are licensed to serve alcohol. Guests can also preorder BBQ and breakfast packs, ahead of their stay, to prepare at their accommodation.

Getting here – 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, see: Visit.

Terms and conditions – Ahead of your stay, please familiarise yourself with our accommodation T&Cs.

Booking platform –Need some pointers for using our online booking platform? Check out our useful 'How to' guide.  

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