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Family enjoying a meal at Marina Café and Bar on Cockatoo Island.

Eat and drink at Cockatoo Island

Refuel at one of Cockatoo Island’s family-friendly waterfront cafés or enjoy a picnic with friends and family in an idyllic setting, removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Cockatoo Overboard is located near the Visitor Centre on the Eastern Apron while Marina Café & Bar is situated in the historic Docks Precinct. Both cafés offer kids specials and are licensed to serve alcohol.

Seeking the perfect picnic? Purchase a meal from either venue – or bring snacks from home – and ascend to Biloela Lawn for a panoramic harbour view. Alternatively, head to the Northern Apron Park for free BBQ facilities. Visiting with a large group? Groups of up to 30 people can book the island's campground kitchen for $250.

Marina Café & Bar

Located alongside Camber Wharf, this harbour-side hangout exudes country-style pub charm. Relax with a beverage or coffee in the beer garden and take advantage of a diverse menu that includes gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options.

[Note: Café menu available daily, kitchen menu offered Thursday to Sunday​. Last kitchen orders are 60 mins prior to close, alcohol/coffee service ends 30 mins prior to close.]

Winter trading hours
  • Mon to Fri – 10am to 3pm
  • Sat - 9am to 5pm
  • Sun – 9am to 3pm

Private functions

To book a private function, contact the Events Manager on 0457 571 610. For more info, email enquiries@cockatoomarinacafe.bar, call 1300 228 326 or visit the venue's website.


Cockatoo Overboard

Located on the Eastern Apron, just opposite the Visitor Centre, Cockatoo Overboard offers diners an opportunity to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner – as well as a selection of hot, cold and alcoholic refreshments – as they take in an incredible harbour view.

[Note: Kitchen shuts 60 mins prior to close.]

Winter trading hours
  • Mon to Thurs – 8.30am to 4:15pm
  • Fri – 8.30am to 5pm
  • Sat – 8.30am to 7pm
  • Sun – 8.30am to 4:15pm
Catering, orders and enquiries 

For all café enquiries please call (02) 9555 5586 or email info@cockatoooverboard.com.au.

For all corporate, event and school catering enquiries please call 0434 372 260 or email hello@societecatering.com.au.

To order a BBQ pack, please click here

Helpful links

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