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Waterfront Campground

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Sleeps

Between two and four people per tent; varies depending on camping package

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Bathrooms

The campground has toilets and hot showers, including accessible facilities.

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Location

Northern Apron, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, NSW

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Check into our award-winning* waterfront campground, featuring unbeatable views of Sydney Harbour as well as access to scenic picnic spots, BBQ facilities and cafés!

Whether you’re a tourist or a local in want of a staycation, our campground represents a truly unique experience – a night (or longer) under the stars in the heart of the world’s best harbour! 

*Cockatoo Island was a recipient of a Recognition of Excellence Award from HotelsCombined in 2018 – a testament to the popularity and quality of our site’s accommodation options

Your Options

We offer five options, catering for a range of budgets, group sizes and occasions, including romantic getaways and family vacations.

  • Camping Site Only (BYO Tent): If you’re a seasoned camper, or on a budget, you can bring and pitch your own tent or swag. [Note: Maximum of four per site.]
  • Camping Package: We arrange a pre-erected tent so you can to focus on relaxation and recreation. [Note: Sleeps up to three adults OR two adults and two small children]

To combine your love of the Great Outdoors with your desire for homely comforts, select one of our deluxe packages! Pre-furnished tents and Appelles Apothecary toiletries are included. There’s even an opportunity to camp directly on the waterfront, enabling you to watch the sun set and rise on the world’s best harbour!

  • Deluxe Waterfront Camping Package [Note: Comfortably sleeps two guests. Bedding for one additional guest available]
  • Deluxe Waterfront Two-Bedroom Camping Package [Note: Sleeps four guests. Bedding for up to two additional guests available]
  • Deluxe Camping Package [Note: Sleeps two guests]

 

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Rates

Camping Site Only (BYO Tent)
Monday to Thursday – From $45 per night
Friday to Sunday – From $50 per night
Additional person – From $12.50 per night

Camping Package
Monday to Thursday – From $89 per night
Friday to Sunday – From $99 per night

Deluxe Camping Package
Monday to Thursday – From $130 per night
Friday to Sunday – From $155 per night

Deluxe Waterfront Camping Package
Monday to Thursday – From $150 per night
Friday to Sunday – From $175 per night
Additional person (max. one person)* – From $30 per night

Deluxe Waterfront Two-Bedroom Camping Package
Monday to Thursday – From $310 per night
Friday to Sunday – From $360 per night
Additional person (max. two people)* – From $30 per night

*For Deluxe Waterfront Camping Packages, additional persons will need to bring their own sleeping bag.

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What’s Included

  Camping Package Deluxe Package Deluxe Waterfront Package Deluxe Waterfront Two Bedroom Package
Pre-erected Dome Tent 2.4m x 2.4m tent 2.4m x 2.4m tent 3m x 3m tent Two 3m x 3m tents with covered communal area
Bedding Two sleeping mats Two raised single beds Two raised single beds Four raised single beds
Seating Camping chairs Camping chairs Sun lounges Sun Lounges
Linen, quilts, pillows and towels No Yes Yes Yes
Esky and lantern No No Yes Yes
Side Table No Yes Yes Yes
Toiletries  No Yes Yes Yes

Note: Camping Site Only (BYO tent) includes an unpowered 4m x 4m site.

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What to Bring

Depending on your selected camping package, we recommend you bring the following:

Camping Package: Sleeping bags, pillows, a torch, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates and personal items. Ear plugs are available from the Visitor Centre.

Deluxe Camping Package: Food, non-alcoholic beverages, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates, personal items and a torch. Ear plugs are available from the Visitor Centre.

Deluxe Waterfront Camping Package: Food, non-alcoholic beverages, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates and personal items. Ear plugs are available from the Visitor Centre.

Deluxe Waterfront Two-Bedroom Camping Package: Food, non-alcoholic beverages, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates and personal items. Ear plugs are available from the Visitor Centre.

Camping Site Only (BYO tent): A tent, sleeping bags, pillows, torch, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates and personal items. Ear plugs are available from the Visitor Centre.

 

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Additional Info

Amenities: All campers have access to toilets, hot showers and a communal kitchen featuring sheltered facilities. These include barbeques, boiling water, fridges, microwaves, a vending machine and seating for up to 50 people.

Extras: Head to Cockatoo Island’s Visitor Centre, a short walk from the campground, to purchase additional mattresses ($10 per night), sundry food items, toiletries, camper packs and sleeping bags. Our friendly accommodation staff are on-hand to offer help – just ask!

Food: For a care-free stay, we offer a range of convenient meal options for campers. For more information, see our FAQs page 

Check-in/Check-out: Check-in is from 2pm and check-out is by 10am.

Accessibility: The campground is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible shower and toilet available. Please note: tents have a step to enter, which is not suitable for wheelchair access. To discuss accessibility, contact stay@cockatooisland.gov.au.

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