Cockatoo Island Open Day


Get ready for the ultimate island adventure on Saturday 20 July. For one day only, we’re opening the doors to our heritage accommodation and waterfront tents. Plus, visitors to Cockatoo Island, on the day, will be eligible for an EXCLUSIVE discount on their next stay!

Cockatoo Island Open day runs from 10am to 3pm. In addition to checking out our award-winning accommodation, we’re heating up winter with a range of FREE activities the whole family will love. There will be plenty of things to enjoy, including live music, delicious food and drinks and a series of expert talks about the island’s layered history and marine biodiversity.

Oh, and we haven’t forgotten the kids (or the kids at heart)! Throughout the day, they’ll have opportunities to witness mighty heritage steam cranes in action, search for dinosaur fossils, play historical games, connect with Country and complete our Convict Clues activity booklet!

PLUS: Want to arrive and depart the Open Day in style? Journey to Cockatoo Island aboard the Sydney Heritage Fleet’s 1902 steam tug Waratah! The historic vessel will be ferrying people between the island and Pirrama Park ($20 per adult, $10 per child) at select times.  The Waratah will also be doing a special one-off journey around the island at 1:30pm, so ticketholders can discover a different side to the beloved destination ($12 per adult, $8 per children). Limited spots, minimum age of 4 years applies)

Date and Time: July 20, 2024 (Saturday) 10AM to 3PM

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