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Looking for something interesting to do at home, on your lunch break or wherever you may be?

Although people are unable to enjoy our full visitor experience, we're rolling out exciting digital initiatives that will enable you to stay connected with Cockatoo Island. Discover some of our upcoming events below...

16 June to 6 September
The 22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN

Cockatoo Island has been reimagined as an immersive contemporary art space for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney. Between 16 June and 6 September, visitors to the island are invited to engage with a series of public artworks anchored in this year’s theme: NIRIN.

16 June to 6 September
Mary’s On The Edge

Having conquered mainland Sydney, Mary’s – the reigning champions of the local burger scene – have brought their trademark foodie experience to Cockatoo Island in time for Biennale of Sydney (16 June to 6 September). 

Note: Closed 23 to 24 June, will resume trading on 25 June. 

Select Wednesdays
DigiTalks Program (NEW)

Introducing DigiTalks – a series of online talks, virtual tours and webinars designed to keep you engaged at home, on your lunch break or wherever you may be! Running on select Wednesdays, DigiTalks are an opportunity for attendees to gain rich insights into Harbour Trust destinations such as Cockatoo Island as well as the world's best harbour. We invite you to register for one, or more, of our upcoming DigiTalks.

Wednesday 26 August 2020
DigiTalk: Extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour (FREE webinar)

Some of the most inspiring places in Sydney are protected by the Harbour Trust. On Wednesday 26 August, DigiTalk guest presenter Julie Evans will delve into the history of the agency's visitor destinations, including Cockatoo Island, North Head Sanctuary, Sub Base Platypus, Headland Park and Macquarie Lightstation. Plus, attendees will discover the different ways to enjoy our extraordinary visitor destinations.


4 July to 19 July
NSW School Holidays

The NSW School Holidays (4 to 19 July) are an opportunity for families to escape their local neighbourhood, enjoy a digital detox, and spend some quality time outdoors. Racking your brain for fun ideas? Here are our top five recommendations for the school holidays…

31 December 2020
NYE 2020 Experience

Want to end 2020 on a high? Escape to Cockatoo Island for our New Year's Eve Experience.
You’ll get to spend the biggest night of the year in the heart of Sydney Harbour, basking in the city’s world famous NYE fireworks!