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New Year's Eve Accommodation

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Eager to end 2022 on a high? Spend the biggest night of the year in the heart of Sydney Harbour at Cockatoo Island! On Saturday 31 December, accommodation guests will have EXCLUSIVE access to the island, including its incredible vantage points.

New Year's Eve at Cockatoo Island is a chance to celebrate a new dawn with loved ones in a historic setting on the world’s best harbour. As either a camper or guest in one of our charming houses or apartments, you’ll spend the biggest night of the year close to the action... but far from the crowds! Not only will you get to stay in award-winning accommodation, you’ll also get to bask in the city's world famous NYE fireworks.

Be quick - we have released ONE special edition Premium Deluxe Waterfront package (Woolwich view) (details below)! Book today so you don't miss out on spending the biggest night of the year in our largest and most luxurious tent on the island.

All other camping packages (details below) and the ballot (details below) to hire one of our charming houses or apartments are now SOLD OUT. 

Camping packages

There are multiple options to choose from, catering for different preferences, budgets, and group sizes...

Be quick - we have released ONE special edition Premium Deluxe Waterfront package (Woolwich view)! Book today so you don't miss out on spending the biggest night of the year in our largest and most luxurious tent on the island. View our camping package pdf for details and inclusions. All other camping packages are sold out. 

We have released a range of pre-erected tents that will be available on the Northern and Eastern Aprons as part of our Standard and Deluxe Camping Packages. Options include one-bedroom and two-bedroom tents with waterfront views. Plus, an area of the Eastern Apron is reserved for guests who would prefer to bring their own tent.  

A minimum two-night stay applies to stays in our campground – guests will arrive on Friday 30 December 2022 and depart on Sunday 1st January 2023. 

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Houses and apartments

The ballot to hire one (or more) of our houses or apartments during the New Year’s Eve period is NOW CLOSED.

*Ballot now closed*

The winning entrants will secure the opportunity to spend four nights celebrating with friends and family in a charming house or apartment, steeped in history. The price for a four-night stay (minimum) in one of our houses or apartments ranges from $2,500 to $8,500 (GST inclusive). Seven houses and apartments are offered as part of our ballot and entrants may apply for multiple properties.

  • Heritage House 24A (sleeps up to 12 people) – $8,500
  • Heritage House 24B (sleeps up to 12 people) – $8,500
  • Harbour View Apartment 23A (sleeps up to 5 people) – $4,000
  • Harbour View Apartment 23B (sleeps up to 5 people) – $4,000
  • Harbour View Apartment 23C (sleeps up to 2 people) – $2,750
  • Garden Riverview Apartment (sleeps up to 5 guests) – $3,500
  • Fire Station Studio (sleeps up to 3 people) – $2,500

[Note: Check-in for all houses and apartments is from 3pm on Thursday 29 December and check-out is by 11am on Monday 2 January.]

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Food & Beverage

Cockatoo Island’s two cafés – Marina Café & Bar and Societé Overboard – will both be serving food and beverage on New Year’s Eve (31 December).

Marina Café & Bar

Located alongside Camber Wharf, this harbour-side hangout exudes country-style pub charm. Relax with a beverage or coffee in the beer garden and take advantage of a diverse menu that includes gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options.

Marina Café & Bar will serve New Year’s Eve accommodation guests as per the below times:

30 December – 10am to 3pm
31 December – 10am to 2pm
1 January – 7am to 12pm

From 8PM on 31 December (NYE), the venue will exclusively serve patrons of a ticketed event in their premises. You can learn more on their website here.

Café, kitchen & bar menu

Societé Overboard

Just a short stroll from the ferry wharf, Societé Overboard offers diners an opportunity to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner – as well as a selection of hot, cold and alcoholic refreshments – as they take in an incredible harbour view.

Societé Overboard will serve New Year’s Eve accommodation guests as per the below times:

30 December – 8:30am to 7pm
31 December – 7:30am to 1am (special NYE menu available)
1 January – 7:30am to 11am

General menu

Helpful links

Need help planning New Year’s Eve at Cockatoo Island? Here are some helpful links…