Catch a public ferry from Circular Quay to this World Heritage-listed island located in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Once a penal colony and later a naval dockyard, Cockatoo Island was off-limits to the public until 2007. Now, major art exhibitions – such as the Biennale of Sydney – reactivate its industrial buildings; guided tours evoke its captivating and often sorrowful history; and a range of dining and accommodation options affords experiences undeniably unique to Sydney.
Iconic trail connecting two of Sydney’s famous beaches
A sanctuary in the city perfect for picnics
A mainstay of the city’s cultural scene since 1978
Permanent exhibition reveals Sydney's history