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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.

Avoid disappointment –Camping packages for New Year’s Eve (min. two-night stay) are on sale now (details below). The ballot to hire one of our houses or apartments (details below) is now closed. 

Camping packages

Want to be a happy camper this New Year’s Eve? Book one of our camping packages, on sale NOW. There will be multiple options to choose from, catering for different preferences, budgets, and group sizes.

A range of pre-erected tents 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.  

Love the Great Outdoors but desire homely comforts? Select a Deluxe Package for a pre-erected tent. Prefer a DIY camping experience? Select the ‘BYO tent’ option and pitch your own tent.

Prices range from $400 for the BYO tent option to $1,700 for the two-bedroom waterfront deluxe package. 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. 

There are a limited number of camping packages this year, so book now to avoid disappointment.

 

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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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Book a camping package
Want to be a happy camper this New Year’s Eve? Book one of our camping packages, on sale now.
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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

Stay tuned for details about Marina Café & Bar's food and beverage offering. 

Societé Overboard

Stay tuned for details about Societé Overboard's food and beverage offering. 

Helpful links

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