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Cockatoo Island Heritage Accommodation

House, Sydney Waterfront

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

12 guests
5 bedrooms
8 beds
2 bathrooms


The only harbour island where you can stay overnight, Cockatoo Island boasts a unique offering of accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes. From luxury houses and apartments to camping packages, Cockatoo Island is conveniently only a short ferry ride from the CBD. Cockatoo Island is the perfect setting for a short stay and for those looking to escape the everyday.

4 Bedroom Heritage Houses

Once home to Cockatoo Island's medical officer and engineering manager, these two charmingly restored Federation style five-bedroom houses can each accommodate up to 12 people each.


4-bedroom house configuration (8 people):

Monday – Thursday: $595 per night (2 night or more stay rate)

Monday – Thursday: $795 per night (1 night stay rate)

Friday - Sunday: $895 per night (2 night minimum stay)

Weekly: $3,560 (7 days / 6 nights)

5-bedroom house configuration (9 people):

Monday – Thursday: $695 per night (2 night or more stay rate)

Monday – Thursday: $895 per night (1 night stay rate)

Friday - Sunday: $995 per night (2 night minimum stay)

Weekly: $4,040 (7 days / 6 nights)

There are Two heritage homes built in 1915 for dockyard managers have been beautifully restored by the Harbour Trust. Tranquil rooms. Shaded wooden verandahs. Sublime water views. Heritage-planted gardens. And your own fascinating island to explore.

Perched on the island's upper plateau, our heritage houses are surrounded by lush gardens and feature breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour and surrounds.

Bedding configuration

3 x King beds (can be split into 6 single beds)

1 x Queen size bed

1 x King single bed

1 x Double sofa bed (additional $50 per night)

What's included

All linen and towels

Fully self-contained kitchen with microwave and fridge

Flat screen televisions, DVD/CD players, bluetooth audio player, alarm clock

Large bathroom plus two toilets and extra shower in laundry

Heating and portable fans


Laundry with iron and board, washing machine, line and dryer

Weekly cleaning service

Barbeque facilities

Outdoor setting with seating for eight

Optional extras

$50 per night for an extra roll-away bed (for 12th person)

Additional cleaning services

Hire chair and cot available for hire


Each House and Apartment is fully furnished and self contained . A grass tennis court and audio tours of the island are available for hire. Boat berthing is available to those wishing to arrive by private vessel.

Getting to Cockatoo Island

Where is Cockatoo Island?

Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour. It's located at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers about 10 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay.

Getting to Cockatoo Island is part of the fun with regular Harbour City Ferries, daily services from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and other inner harbour wharfs.

Harbour City 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.

For Ferry timetables please visit

You can also get to Cockatoo Island by water taxi and private boat or barge, or on your own kayak.

Water Taxi service

The Cockatoo Island Marine Centre’s island shuttle service is specially designed for easy access to wharfs and pontoons around Cockatoo Island. The Cockatoo Island Shuttle can carry up to 12 passengers, which makes it ideal for a more personalised transport option to and from Cockatoo Island.

To enquire about the Island Shuttle, email

Bookings are essential.

Private vessel berthing fee

All private vessels visiting Cockatoo Island must be moored at Camber Wharf (maximum vessel length 30ft, maximum vessel height is 10m).

Berthing fees can be paid at the Cockatoo Island Marine Centre, located at Camber Wharf. (please do not berth at Parramatta Wharf).

Camber Wharf is located on the Birchgrove side of the island.

Mooring fees:

Per 4 hours: $15

24 hours: $65

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Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Washing machine

Child's high chair Clothes dryer Cot Dishwasher DVD player Events allowed Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Stereo Tennis Towels provided Washing machine
Cockatoo Island Heritage Accommodation is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous We had a great time - the apartment was perfect and the setting lovely. Was fabulous exploring in the early evening and in the morning when there aren't many people around. Fantastic piece of Sydney history as well as beautiful.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a gem discovery! We booked both of the big houses for two nights as a special treat for extended family who had travelled from the USA. Travelled across our beautiful harbour to find two magnificent homes nestled amongst the beautiful landscape with amazing views. We enjoyed discovering the island. It was easy to travel into the city on the ferry. On both nights my young nephews went out to the Rocks and were sightseeing and caught the last ferry back just before midnight. The houses were well equipped for cooking - we were able to bring food supplies on the ferry and the staff were happy to drive us up with all our luggage and food supplies. Overall, a wonderful two days, showed off our beautiful city and reminded us locals what a truly great city we live in.
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The house was spacious yet warm and had everything we could possibly have needed to enjoy ourselves and take advantage of the wonderful views and facilities of the harbour. As beautiful as the house is, we found ourselves spending lots of time just sitting on the front verandah and steps like we might in our own home. It was just lovely.
Date published: 2013-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a unique place, and we had a truly wonderful holiday. Happy children, happy parents.
Date published: 2010-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our two families spent 5 days in the house on the hill and it was magic. The kids played all over the island and the adults soaked up the views, the fascinating island history and played host to day-tripping friends. The house is fully equipped with all the mod cons, plus grass tennis, bbq and massive table under the trees. A great way to holiday in your own city.
Date published: 2010-05-07
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Prices listed based on 8 adults. Property has 8 beds and can sleep a maximum 12 people.