A site replete with memory and history, your school group can enjoy a unique overnight experience, camping at the water’s edge and sleeping under Cockatoo Island’s cliffs and cranes.

Discover the secrets of Sydney’s past and hear about the stories of the Island’s infamous criminals and orphans, the tales of its remarkable design and past industrial glories. Give your students a taste of what life was like under Cockatoo’s starry skies.

Our campground has excellent amenities including hot showers and a large camping kitchen with 10 BBQ areas, a fridge, microwave and a zip boiling water system.

Cockatoo Island Campground offers two options to suit any requirement.

Camping Package
A ready-to-go campsite set up for you. All you need to bring are your sleeping bags and pillows. Each tent can accommodate up to four students, however, we recommend triple or twin share.

Camping Sites
Bring your own camping equipment. Set up your tents in one of our harbourside campsites.

We offer a variety of barbeque packs for you to cook on the free campground barbeques. BBQ packs can be ordered in advance from Societe Overboard on 0434 372 260.

Cockatoo Island is a great place for students to discover and learn as they explore the wonders of Sydney’s heritage from convict prisons to magnificent industrial infrastructure.

The Cockatoo Island education program offers the opportunity for engagement. Take a tour with our highly trained educators to bring the history of the Island to life.

For groups looking to retreat from school life we offer walking trails, activity spaces and the Camp Cinema with mojo lounges.

Cockatoo Island is easy to get to on the regular Sydney Ferries services from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and other inner harbour wharves.

Teachers Stay for Free.

Suitable for: 
Tertiary - Uni/TAFE
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
All Ages
Special Needs
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Physical Address: 
Cockatoo Island Camping
Cockatoo Island NSW 2039
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Phone Number: 
02 8969 2111 (Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm)