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Events, School holidays, What to do

Cockatoo Island Sunset Sessions – Live music in the heart of Sydney Harbour

Seeking a fun way to celebrate summer with the kids? You’re in luck – Everyone’s favourite live music series has returned to Cockatoo Island / Wareamah for another season! Running Saturday evenings from 13 January to 6 April, Sunset Sessions is an opportunity for families to have a picnic on the lawns of historic Biloela House, enjoy a jaw-dropping view of Sydney Harbour, and unwind in the company of some of the best local performers.  For the shows scheduled between 13 January to 16 March, doors open at 5pm and close at 8pm. For the shows on 23 March, 30…

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School holidays

Camp at Cockatoo Island this New Year’s Eve

Eager to end the year on a high? Spend New Year’s Eve camping with family and friends at Cockatoo Island / Wareamah! Only a limited number of NYE camping packages are available this year, so if you’re an outdoors lover, book ASAP to guarantee your family a spot in the heart of Sydney Harbour on the biggest night of the year! To make a booking, visit: cockatooisland.gov.au/nye  Quick overview Where: Cockatoo Island / Wareamah, Sydney Harbour When:  Check-in: Saturday 30 December 2023 | Check-out: Monday 1 January 2024. Cost:  Prices range from $430 to $1,840. (View PDF for full details)…

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Inspiration, School holidays, What to do

Enjoy a fun-filled guided tour at Cockatoo Island

Looking for a fun weekend outing the whole family can enjoy? Escape to the heart of Sydney Harbour for an adventure-filled tour at Cockatoo Island / Wareamah Each guided tour is an opportunity to travel back in time with your kids and explore the island’s storied past, including its convict and dockyard eras! Plus: As you discover historic landmarks, a knowledgeable guide will share fascinating stories and answer your history questions.  There are four all-ages tours to choose from (details below), including a night tour and a day tour suitable for visitors with low mobility. Kids (12 and under) and…

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Events, Inspiration, Parks & Playgrounds, What to do

Five great family activities at Cockatoo Island

Excited to discover a different side to Sydney with your kids? Escape to Cockatoo Island for a fun day trip or overnight stay!  Located in the heart of Sydney Harbour, Cockatoo Island is a source of adventure for parents and children due to its historic landmarks and award-winning accommodation. As families explore the beloved destination, they’ll encounter cranes, docks and other incredible objects from the celebrated shipyard years (1857-1991) as well as sandstone buildings associated with the former convict gaol (1839-69).  Guess what? Cockatoo Island is just a short ferry ride from Sydney’s CBD, meaning it’s easy for Eastern Suburbs families…

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