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World War II Shipyard Tour

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Cost
  • $26 per adult
  • $16 per child (12 & under)
  • $16 per concession
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Hours
  • Scheduled tour: 11am to 12 noon on Saturdays (from 11 Dec)
  • On-demand group tour also available (Mon-Fri)
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Transport
  • Ferry
  • Water taxi
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Visitor Centre, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

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During World War II, Cockatoo Island’s dockyard was the main ship repair facility in the Southwest pacific…

Book tickets for our World War II Shipyard Tour to learn about the significant contribution the dockyard made to the Western Allied war effort during the global conflict.

A knowledgeable guide will delve into this fascinating slice of maritime and naval history as you visit key landmarks on the lower island including the Turbine Shop as well as the Fitzroy and Sutherland Docks. Note: Suitable for visitors with reduced mobility.  

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

Join our regular Saturday tour

Our accessible World War II Shipyard Tour runs from 11am to 12 noon on Saturdays. Tickets are $26 per adult, $16 per child and $16 per concession holder.

Arrange an on-demand group tour

Our World War II Shipyard Tour is available as an on-demand tour for groups from 11am to 12 noon between Monday and Friday. A minimum purchase of 10 tickets applies.

Book a tour for a large group

Wish to arrange our Lower Island 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 delve into the story of Cockatoo Island during World War II...
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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 suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
  • 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.
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Suitable walking shoes and wet weather clothing (if needed).

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

Turbine Shop Tour Group Cockatoo Island Sydney Harbour 650X550

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