Is this Sydney Harbour island the city's best kept secret?
Can you guess where it is?
Welcome to Cockatoo Island - Wareamah
Cockatoo Island is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site located in Sydney Harbour, known for its rich maritime history, historic convict and shipbuilding structures, and newer use as a cultural and artistic space.
Camping on Cockatoo Island offers a unique and immersive experience amid the island’s industrial heritage, allowing visitors to stay overnight in well-equipped campgrounds with stunning harbour views while enjoying a blend of history, nature, and modern amenities.
Our weekend staying on the island incorporated the best aspects of camping with the excitement of a city escape – talk about the best of both worlds!
Walking around Cockatoo Island is surreal experience. We could hardly believe that some of these remarkable places are completely open for the public to explore.
Over the weekend, we utilised Sydney’s wonderful ferries and were able to experience some of the cities best cultural attractions like the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo and the Australian Museum in Darlinghurst. At these places we learned about everything from steam power to dinosaurs!
As is always the case with Trusted Travel – we ate soooo well. From campground BBQs to Japanese food and even catching up with another Trusted Travel group for a dinner out on the town, our bellies were always sated.
What an extraordinary experience camping on Cockatoo Island turned out to be. We will be ranting an raving about this trip for a long time to come!