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Adventure Plus
camping deal

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  • Book a Basic Camping Package and receive a another for half price.
  • Packages available from $148.50 to $163.50.
  • Must stay between 1 June to 31 August 2024 (excluding public holidays).
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  • Access to campground toilets, hot showers and kitchen.
  • Accessible toilet and shower available.
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Northern Apron, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, NSW

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Looking for a budget-friendly family getaway this winter? For a limited time only*, we’re giving campers the opportunity to SAVE money when they DOUBLE their Cockatoo Island adventure!

That’s right: As part of our Adventure Plus camping deal, families that book a Basic Camping Package with us are eligible to receive a second Basic Camping Package for half price. That’s double the tents…for only a fraction of the usual rate!

Each Basic Camping Package includes a pre-erected tent that can sleep either 3 adults OR 2 adults and 2 small children. That means our Adventure Plus camping deal is ideal for groups of up to 6 adults OR 4 adults with 4 children!

But wait, there’s MORE! When you take advantage of this special deal, you'll receive discount vouchers to redeem at our waterfront cafés – Cockatoo Overboard and Marina Café & Bar. Details below.

*Be quick: This offer only applies to campground stays occurring between Saturday 1 June and Saturday 31 August 2024. Plus, Both Basic Camping packages and café vouchers must be redeemed during the same stay. To take advantage of this deal, click the ‘book now’ button on this page and select the Adventure Plus rate when reserving the Basic Camping Package. T&Cs apply.

Sleep under the stars on Cockatoo Island
Book a Basic Camping Package this winter and receive a second package half price!
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Rates, inclusions & extras

Rates vary depending on your preferred booking day of the week. Details, including inclusions and extras are below.

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From 1 June to 31 August, book a Basic Camping Package and receive a second package half price. 

  • Monday to Thursday – From $148.50 per night ($49.50 off!)
  • Friday to Sunday – From $163.50 per night ($54.50 off!)

Note: Adventure Plus deal only valid for stays between 1 June to 31 August. Deal not available on public holidays. Both Basic Camping Packages must be redeemed during the same stay.

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Each Basic Camping Package includes:

  • 2.4m x 2.4m pre-erected tent for up to 3 adults OR 2 adults and 2 small children. View sleeping configuration.
  • 2 sleeping mats for guests; however, additional bedding is available for hire. 
  • Camping chairs

Plus, you'll also receive:

  • Cockatoo Overboard voucher for each guest to purchase a bacon and egg burger plus a regular coffee for $10 (pay directly to Cockatoo Overboard)
  • Marina Café & Bar voucher for your reservation group to purchase one pizza including 2 soft drinks for $22 (pay directly to Marina Café & Bar)

Note: Café vouchers must be redeemed during your stay.

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Sundry food items, toiletries, ear plugs, camper packs and sleeping bags can be purchased from our Visitor Centre. The following items are also available for hire:

  • Sleeping mats – $15 each
  • Raised camp bed – $15 each
  • Lanterns – $15 each
  • Pillows – $5 each
  • Towels – $5 each
  • Chairs - $15 each

Note: Additional hire equipment is not discounted.

Additional info

View details about campground meal options and amenities and read our pre-trip advice, including what to pack and how to get here.

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Campground kitchen

All campers have access to toilets, hot showers and a communal kitchen with sheltered facilities. The campground kitchen is equipped with 10 barbeques, boiling water, 2 fridges, microwaves, a vending machine and seating for 50 people

Campground firepit

The campground also feature a fire pit, located towards the slipways. It is weather dependant.

Campground cinema

Th campground cinema is located in the convict precinct on the upper island. Movies screen at designated time every night for campers of all ages. 

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

Getting here

The easiest way to get to Cockatoo Island is by public ferry. The F3 and F8 services operate to Cockatoo Island daily, departing from Circular Quay and Barangaroo as well as from wharves along Parramatta River. For further information, see: Visit us.

What to bring

We recommend you bring the following:

  • Sleeping bags, pillows, a torch, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates and personal items.
Terms and conditions

Ahead of your stay, please familiarise yourself with our accommodation T&Cs.

Booking platform

Need some pointers for using our online booking platform? Check out our useful 'How to' guide.  

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Family-friendly cafés

Cockatoo Overboard is located near the Visitor Centre on the Eastern Apron while Marina Café & Bar is situated in the historic Docks Precinct. See: Eat and drink

BYO food

Campers can bring their own food to the island to store and prepare in the campground kitchen. Don’t forget to bring BBQ supplies, cooking utensils, plates, cutlery, washing up liquid, and tea towels. Campers are not permitted to bring barbeques or gas cookers to the island.

BBQ packs

BBQ packs are available for campers to pre-purchase from Cockatoo Overboard and prepare using the campground kitchen. The café requires at least 48 hours’ notice to prepare BBQ pack orders, so order well in advance. To order a BBQ pack, please click here

[Note: Cockatoo Overboard is not affiliated with the Cockatoo Island Accommodation. If you have to amend your campground booking or rain check, we cannot guarantee you will be able to amend your BBQ pack order.]

Alcohol consumption:
  • BYO Alcohol is not permitted – Bag checks apply before check-in and rangers/security will confiscate BYO alcohol. Penalties may apply.
  • Licensed cafés – Marina Café & Bar and Cockatoo Overboard are both licensed to serve campers alcohol. Additionally, Cockatoo Overboard serves takeaway alcohol for consumption in 1 of 3 designated areas – within your tent, within the campground kitchen, and at the campground firepit. There is an hourly limit, per campground booking, of one bottle of takeaway wine (opened) and 4 takeaway cups of beer due to NSW Liquor Licensing laws.

Helpful links

Looking to visit, stay at or tour Cockatoo Island? Here are some useful links.