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One Of The Cheapest Harbourside Sleeps In Sydney - Cockatoo Island


·        Magnificent harbour-view camping on Cockatoo Island starts from just $45 a night.

·        Sydney’s #1 budget-friendly overnight destination to take in the picturesque Sydney Harbour.

·        Cockatoo Island’s urban camping ground offers million dollar views on a backpacker’s budget.

·        Guests enjoy all mod cons without the price tag in one of the world’s most spectacular campsite locations.


The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust warmly invites Sydneysiders and visitors to drop in and enjoy million-dollar views on a backpacker’s budget when they stay on Cockatoo Island.


One of the cheapest harbourside stays in town, Cockatoo Island is the only island in Sydney Harbour where you can spend the night and enjoy a one-of-a-kind urban camping experience. After falling asleep under the stars at the water’s edge, guests wake up to a Sydney Harbour sunrise over the water with harbour action replacing breakfast TV.


Island adventurers can explore the history and fun of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Four self-guided walking journeys wend their way through a distinctive mix of convict-era sandstone buildings and gritty industrial spaces - the locations of choice for a recent Hollywood blockbuster movie. With outstanding harbour views from vantage points across the island, it’s a photographer’s dream.


Earlier this year, Cockatoo Island underwent a host of “home comfort enrichments” to make its island stays even more memorable. With new laundry facilities and luggage storage, guests can even charge up their tablets and phones using smartphone chargers in the new locker facilities. Cockatoo Island’s range of camping packages and options suit different budgets and needs whether you’re a backpacking trailblazer, an adventurous family or celebrating an anniversary in glamping style:


·        Glamping is Cockatoo Island’s laid-back luxury camping experience in weather-proof safari-style tents on raised platforms and complimentary toiletries. Everything is pre-organised to provide a home-away-from-home experience.

·        Camping packages allow guests to book their island experience and have the campsite set up ready for their arrival. All they need do is bring sleeping bags and pillows.

·        Camping is where you pitch your own tent on one of our harbourside campsites and enjoy all the fantastic facilities on offer.

·        Heritage Houses & Apartments are also available for those that prefer a more luxurious stay option.


“Our aim is to provide an unforgettable experience at one of the world’s most magnificently-located campsites,” says Harbour Trust Executive Director Geoff Bailey. "Guests can pre-order BBQ packs, or eat at one of the cafés. They can sip cocktails at the waterfront Island Bar, toast marshmallows around the campfire, or get their morning cappuccino fix at a cafe or in the campground kitchen. All they need to do is bring their sense of adventure and enjoy one of the cheapest and most spectacular harbourside beds in town with all home comforts considered. A perfect base to explore Sydney.”


For more information, please go to www.cockatooisland.gov.au.

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Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour is open to the public daily, offering major events, exhibitions, venue hire, accommodation, tours and business tenancy. It is one of the ten magnificent sites managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, a self-funding agency created by the Australian Government to be responsible for the vision planning and management of former defence and Commonwealth sites around Sydney Harbour. The other public spaces and parklands managed by the Harbour Trust are North Head Sanctuary in Manly, Georges Heights, Middle Head and Chowder Bay in Mosman, Woolwich Dock and Parklands, Macquarie Lightstation in Vaucluse, the Platypus site in Neutral Bay, Marine Biological Station in Watsons Bay and Snapper Island in Sydney Harbour. www.cockatooisland.gov.au