Cockatoo Island

Sydney Harbour

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Of grand scale and commanding position, yet for so long off-limits, Cockatoo Island is now open to the public and reintegrated into the cultural and commercial life of Sydney. Retaining all it's character and heritage from years of human endeavour by convicts and shipbuilders alike, Cockatoo has undergone a renaissance in every sense of the word. A canvas for creatives and Sydney's best cultural events, a place to escape the everyday, the world's first urban waterfront camp ground, Cockatoo Island is history re-energised - an urban epic.

One of Sydney's most appealing watering holes, the Cockatoo Island Summer Bar, situated on the island's waterfront and constructed from recycled shipping containers, pays tribute to the site's ship building history. There's also the fully licensed canteen kiosk, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The only harbour island you can stay overnight on, Cockatoo Island boasts a unique offering of accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes. From luxury houses and apartments to camping packages, Cockatoo Island is the best place to escape the everyday, yet only a short ferry ride from the CBD.

Planning a gala dinner, product launch, cocktails, private party, film or photographic shoot. Cockatoo Island features an extraordinary mix of raw, industrial and historic convict era venues for hire. Unique workspaces are also available for lease from waterfront workshops to quirky studios, cavernous warehouses and island offices.

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