While not a wilderness experience, camping in the middle of the harbour, with the boats passing by, is an experience that should not be missed.
There is a lot to explore on the island, and the location itself makes it ideal to sit and relax and enjoy the city views.
If you don’t have camping gear, you can hire it on the island, and you’ll just need to bring sleeping bags and personal items.
Exploring the island
Showers: Hot showers
Picnic Tables: Yes
Fees: $45 per night. $45 per night for hire of a tent, sleeping mats, camping chairs and a lantern.
How to get there:
Sydney Ferries currently operates services to Cockatoo Island via the Balmain/Woolwich service and the Parramatta River service. Ferries depart from Circular Quay and other wharves. Some services also connect to Darling Harbour or to Woolwich and Balmain. See the timetable at http://www.131500.com.au for up to date information.
Phone: (02) 8898 9774