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Convict Precinct Tour

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  • $26 per adult
  • $16 per senior
  • $16 per child (12 and under)
Further details
  • Scheduled tour: 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Saturdays (from 11 Dec) 
  • On-demand group tour also available (Mon-Fri)
Further details
  • Ferry 
  • Water taxi
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Visitor Centre, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

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Discover Cockatoo Island’s UNESCO World Heritage listed Convict Precinct with our 60-minute tour of the upper island.

During the Convict Precinct Tour, our guide will lead you through the turbulent history of the island's former penal establishment, stopping at iconic landmarks including the Mess Hall, Barracks, Guardhouse, Military Officers Quarters and Solitary Confinement Cells. 



Book tickets for our regular Saturday tour or arrange an on-demand group tour...

Join our regular Saturday tour

Our all-ages Convict Precinct Tour runs from 1:30pm to 2:30pm on Saturdays. Tickets are $26 per adult, $16 per child and $16 per concession holder.

Arrange an on-demand group tour

Our Convict Precinct Tour is available as an on-demand tour for groups from 11am to 11:45am between Monday and Friday. A minimum purchase of 10 tickets applies.

Book a tour for a large group

Wish to arrange our Convict Precinct tour for a large group with 40+ members?  Probus groups, tour operators and other interested parties are invited to complete our large group tour request form.

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Book tickets for our regular Saturday tour and journey to the era when Cockatoo Island was a penal establishment...
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  • Weather conditions: Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather. Participants will be notified via email if the tour is cancelled, and under these circumstances, a full refund will be issued. 
  • Social distancing: While on Cockatoo Island, we ask you to be aware of, and comply with, social distancing guidelines.
  • Illness and isolation: If you feel unwell, please stay home. Further, if you have been asked to isolate due to illness, please do not attend the tour. Email us confirmation of your isolation to receive a refund.
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  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Our First Nations community are advised that this tour contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased persons.
  • Site conditions: This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters due to uneven surfaces and the requirement to climb stairs and ascend rises.
  • Ranger and Security: All visitors must comply with the safety directives issued by guides, rangers and security staff.
  • Age restriction: People under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
What to bring arrow

Suitable walking shoes and wet weather clothing (if needed).

Getting here arrow

For information about getting here, including by public transport, see: Visit Cockatoo Island


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