Things to Do on Cockatoo Island (History, Camping, and Photography)

Things to do on Cockatoo Island

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.

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Discover Dangar Island on the Hawkesbury River

Discover Dangar Island on the Hawkesbury River

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.

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Discover the Islands of Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour islands

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 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.

In this guide, we are going to dive a little deeper into the islands and former islands of Sydney Harbour and uncover their rich historical legacy.

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Discover Goat Island in Sydney Harbour

Goat Island in Sydney Harbour

Goat Island, part of 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.

In this article, we will dive a little deeper into the history of Goat Island. We will also share details on how to visit this island and any available tours.

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Berry Island Reserve and the Gadyan Track

Berry Island Reserve and the Gadyan Track

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.

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