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Couple enjoying the view of Sydney Harbour from Cockatoo Island's Harbour View Apartments.

Harbour View Apartments

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From $295 per night


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  • 2 guests (23C)
  • Up to 5 (23A and 23B)


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1 x bathroom per apartment


Upper Island, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

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Once occupied by Cockatoo Island’s dockyard launch driver and coxswain, our 3 charmingly restored Harbour View Apartments truly live up to their name.

Situated near Biloela Lawn on the upper island, each boasts a large entertaining balcony overlooking Sydney Harbour. Our Harbour View Apartments include a single room apartment for 2 guests (23C) plus 2 double bedroom apartments (23A and 23B), which can accommodate up to 5 guests each.

Rates and inclusions

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2 bedroom Harbour View Apartments (23A and 23B):

  • Monday to Thursday – $410 per night OR $325 per night (one bedroom only)
  • Friday to Sunday – $515 per night (Note: 2 night stay minimum)

Single bedroom Harbour View Apartment (23C):

  • Monday to Thursday – $295 per night
  • Friday to Saturday – $355 per night (Note: 2 night stay minimum)

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

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  • Our 2 bedroom Harbour View Apartments (23A and 23B) each include a Queen bed for 2 guests plus a King bed for 2 guests (Note: The King bed can be split into 2 singles. Plus, bedding can be purchased for a 5th guest – see 'Paid extras'.)
  • The single bedroom Harbour View Apartment (23C) includes a Queen bed for 2 guests.
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  • All linen and towels
  • kitchen with microwave and fridge
  • Flat screen TV with DVD/CD player
  • Bluetooth music station and alarm clock
  • Heating, fans and a hairdryer
  • Iron and board, washing machine and dryer
  • Weekly cleaning service
  • Large outdoor deck with barbeque
  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and bath (23A and 23B only)
  • Bathroom with toilet and shower (23C only)
  • Interconnecting doors between 23A and 23B
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A 5th guest can be slept in a single rollaway bed for $50 per night (Note: Apartments 23A and 23B only). 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 Harbour View Apartments are only for the residential use of booked occupants. Functions, events, ceremonies and parties are not permitted.

Our Heritage Holiday Houses, on the other hand, 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 their heritage nature and position on the upper plateau, our Harbour View Apartments are 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 us.

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 the dwellings now known as the Harbour View Apartments. Completed in 1916, these symmetrically built, semi-detached apartments originally housed personnel that reported to the General Manager of Cockatoo Island’s Naval Dockyard; namely, his personal driver and launch coxswain (the equivalent of a boat chauffer). The General Manager from 1914 to 1920 was Captain Julian James Salter-King, a naval engineer. He oversaw the dockyard during a period of expansion and industrial unrest. The Harbour View Apartments were built in the Federation Arts and Crafts Style and many of their original features are still intact.

Helpful links

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