Cockatoo Island Waterfront Camping

Apartments

Check into Cockatoo Island’s waterfront campground for unbeatable views of Sydney Harbour as well as access to scenic picnic spots, Barbecue facilities and licensed cafés.

Whether you’re a tourist or a local looking for a unique staycation, Cockatoo Island’s campground represents an opportunity to spend a night (or longer) under the stars in the heart of Sydney Harbour.

There are multiple options, catering for a range of budgets, group sizes and occasions, including romantic getaways and family vacations. If you’re a seasoned camper or on a budget, you can bring and pitch your own tent or swag. Alternatively, for a hassle-free stay, you can arrange a pre-erected tent.

Looking to combine your love of the Great Outdoors with your desire for homely comforts? You’re in luck – Cockatoo Island offers three Deluxe Camping packages, each of which includes a pre-furnished tent and luxury toiletries. There’s even an opportunity to camp directly on the waterfront, enabling you to watch the sunset and rise on Sydney Harbour.

All campers have access to toilets, hot showers and a communal kitchen with sheltered facilities. These include barbecues, boiling water, fridges, microwaves, a vending machine and seating.

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Bar Barbeque Business Facilities Cafe Camp Kitchen Communal Kitchen Communal Refrigerator Communal Shower Conference/Function Facilities Family Friendly Open Fireplace

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Once occupied by Cockatoo Island’s dockyard launch driver and coxswain, their three 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. Their Harbour View Apartments include a single room apartment for two guests (23C) plus two double bedroom apartments (23A and 23B), which can accommodate up to five guests each.

Built in 1916, their Garden Riverview Apartment can accommodate up to four guests across two 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.

Formerly Cockatoo Island’s fire station, this tastefully restored studio apartment offers panoramic views across Parramatta River from its location on the lower island.

Featuring an open plan lounge, living and kitchen area – and just seconds away from Societé Overboard and the Visitor Centre – you’ll have everything you need for the perfect getaway.

Once home to Cockatoo Island’s medical officer and engineering manager, their two Federation-style heritage houses can each accommodate up to 12 people.

Set amidst lush gardens on the upper island, these beautifully restored dwellings – built circa 1913 – boast an outdoor barbeque and entertainment area, with views across to Hunters Hill.

Cockatoo Island offers five camping options, catering for a range of budgets, group sizes and occasions, including romantic getaways and family vacations.

To combine your love of the Great Outdoors with your desire for homely comforts, select one of their deluxe packages! Pre-furnished tents and Appelles Apothecary toiletries are included. There’s even an opportunity to camp directly on the waterfront, enabling you to watch the sun set and rise on the world’s best harbour!

Barbecue Refrigerator Microwave Tea/Coffee making facilities

To make your visit as easy as possible, book a Camping Package and your campsite will be set up for you. All you have to bring are your sleeping bags, pillows and a torch. As soon as you arrive, you’re ready to enjoy your stay.

The camping package includes a pre-erected Campmor Hennie Dome tent (2.4 metres by 2.4 metres), two mattresses and two camping chairs. Extra camping mats and chairs can be hired from the Accommodation Office. The tents sleep up to two adults and two small children, or up to three adults.

The campground kitchen includes a communal refrigerator, microwave, ten barbecue areas, and a zip boiling water system.

Barbecue Refrigerator Microwave Tea/Coffee making facilities

Cockatoo Island offers one of the world’s great camping experiences. Situated in the heart of the city, the campground offers spectacular views of world-famous Sydney Harbour. All sites are near the water’s edge at the Northern end of Cockatoo Island.

Camping sites includes an unpowered four metre by four metre site, suitable for a maximum of four people. For food preparation, all campers have access to the communal camping kitchen that includes 10 barbecue areas, a refrigerator, microwave, and a boiling water system. You will need to supply your own cooking utensils, cutlery and plates. Campers are welcome to bring their own food, however food can also be purchased at the island’s cafes or bar.

Barbecue Refrigerator Linen not supplied Microwave Tea/Coffee making facilities

Rates

From AU$45.00

Subject to change and availability.

Trading Times

Check In: 2:00 pm
Check Out: 10:00 am

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