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Garden Riverview Apartment

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From $310 per night


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Up to 5 guests (varies depending on apartment configuration)


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1 x bathroom (incl toilet and shower/bath)


Upper Island, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

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Built in 1916, our Garden Riverview Apartment can accommodate up to 4 guests across 2 bedrooms and boasts views of Woolwich and Hunters Hill.

The outdoor deck and barbeque are adjoined by a tranquil, enclosed garden, making it an ideal setting for entertaining company.

Rates and inclusions

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The apartment is available in a two-bedroom configuration or one-bedroom configuration, with the second bedroom closed off.

Two-bedroom configuration

  • Monday to Thursday – $375 per night
  • Friday to Sunday – $470 per night*

*Please check booking platform for minimum night stays as they may vary

One-bedroom configuration

  • Monday to Thursday – $310 per night
  • Friday to Sunday – $345 per night*

*Please check booking platform for minimum night stays as they may vary

[Note: Rates are subject to change for special events and public holidays.]

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  • 1 x Queen bed for 2 guests (Note: Included in one-bedroom configuration)
  • 1 x King bed for 2 guests (Note: King bed can be split into 2 single beds)
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  • All linen and towels
  • Kitchen with microwave and fridge
  • Flat screen TV with DVD/CD player,
  • iPod Bluetooth music system and alarm clock
  • Bathroom with toilet and combined shower/bath
  • Heating, fans and hairdryer
  • Laundry with washing machine and dryer
  • Iron and board plus collapsible clothes rack
  • Weekly cleaning service
  • Enclosed garden and large deck with BBQ
  • Outdoor table with umbrella and seating for four guests
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A 5th guest can be slept in a single rollaway bed for $50 per night. This bed can be added to your booking at the 'Optional extras' screen of our online booking platform.

Other paid extras include additional cleaning services, high chair and cot hire, and Cockatoo Overboard BBQ packs. BBQ packs must be preordered at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

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Our apartments are only for the residential use of booked occupants. Functions, events, ceremonies and parties are not permitted.

Our Heritage Holiday Houses are available for bespoke functions for up to 50 people. Fees apply. For more information, view our Hire Agreement for Event Bookings

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We regret that due to its heritage nature and position on the upper plateau, the Garden Riverview Apartment is not wheelchair accessible and may be unsuitable for anyone with difficulties climbing steps. To discuss a more accessible option, please email stay@cockatooisland.gov.au.

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What to bring – Food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and personal items.

Check-in/check-out – Check-in is from 3pm and check-out is by 11am.

Meal options – For a care-free stay, we offer convenient meal options. The island’s family-friendly venues, Cockatoo Overboard and Marina Café and Bar, operate daily and are licensed to serve alcohol. Guests can also pre-order BBQ and breakfast packs, ahead of their stay, to prepare at their accommodation.

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.

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

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.]

Before you book

Before you book a stay with us, please be aware of the following alerts and disruptions, which may affect your experience on the island.

Affected date: 12 October 2024

On Saturday 12 October, a music event will be held on Cockatoo Island. There will be amplified noise from 2pm until 10:30pm. 

Planning to stay on 12 October 2024? Apply the promo code LIVEMUSIC at the start of your booking when choosing your arrival and departure dates to receive 5% off camping.

In proceeding with an accommodation booking on this date, you accept our T&Cs

Historical info

In 1914, the Naval Board of the Federal Department of Defence approved the construction of a limited number of residences at the island for essential dockyard staff.

These buildings included what is now known as the Garden Riverview Apartment as well as an adjoining dwelling. Completed in 1916, they are semi-detached single-storey cottages built in the Federation Arts and Crafts Style. The Medical Officer’s Assistant lived in one, while the other housed the Sergeant of Police. Relevantly, the dockyard employed its own police force, which operated like a modern-day security service. Many of the apartment's original features are still intact. 

Helpful links

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