Dangar Island is a small populated island in the lower Hawkesbury River, north of the city. It is accessed by ferry, and offers the traveller a view of small town life in the tranquil environment of the Hawkesbury River. There is a cafe and bowling club on the island, as well as parks to visit. […]
The Sydney region has some large bays and harbours, and there is a large number of islands in those bays and harbours. On some islands the vegetation is well preserved, and on others there is little native vegetation left, but each one has its own character.
In this section we have selected islands that are easy to access, and offer something different for the visitor. Booking may be necessary for some of the islands.
This island on the North Shore is now accessed by a man-made ismuth, and is yet another spectacular point in the harbour for picnics and bushwalking. It is also an important Aboriginal site, and a thirty minute walk, named the Gadyan Track, takes you through the island, with signage pointing out rock engravings and other […]
Bare Island is a popular place for diving in the south of Sydney – the most popular in New South Wales. Is it also an interesting historic island to visit. Access to the island is only by guided tour. The area on the mainland near the footbridge is a pleasant vantage point and picnic area. […]
In the eastern part of the harbour is Shark Island, a perfect place for a picnic or spending a lazy day. There are few amenities on the island – just toilets and picnic shelters. There is a trail that runs most of the way around the island along the shoreline. Along the way you’ll see […]
Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour, and has a rich history. It has been used as a penal establishment, an industrial school for girls, and dockyard. The buildings that are the remnants of this history are all there to be explored. Apart from this history, the camping ground on the island has […]