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Cockatoo Island is a UNESCO World Heritage and National Heritage Listed island right in the middle of beautiful Sydney Harbour.
The island has a rich history as a shipbuilding yard, a Commonwealth naval base, and a convict island. You can experience all this first-hand by wandering on the island and absorbing its well-preserved history.
Dangar Island is a charming, traffic free, natural hideaway on the Hawkesbury river, rich in European and Indigenous history.
Catch a ferry from the Brooklyn marina and discover the natural beauty of this very unique and remote island.
Sydney Harbour and its islands hold a wealth of history, and we can learn so much about the evolution and growth of Sydney by visiting, or otherwise reading about, these islands.
Some of Sydney Harbour’s islands can be visited, while others can’t. Some of them aren’t even islands anymore, as they have been reclaimed and are now part of the mainland.
Goat Island, part of the Sydney Harbour National Park, is a fascinating 300m wide sandstone island located west of the Harbour Bridge.
Throughout the years, Goat Island has served as a gunpowder store, a water police station, a source of sandstone for Sydney real estate, and much more.
Berry Island Reserve is a green recreational space in Wollstonecraft, featuring a short bush walking track, picnic areas, a fenced playground, and panoramic Sydney Harbour views.
The bushwalk, known as the Gadyan Track, is the perfect way to experience the beauty and serenity of this unique spot located only a stone’s throw away from the city.