Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Cockatoo Island Camping Trip

  • Sat Dec 30 2023 - Mon Jan 01 2024
  • Family
  • From: $400.00

Eager to end 2023 on a high? Spend the biggest night of the year camping with your family at Cockatoo Island / Wareamah!

New Year's Eve at Cockatoo Island is a chance to celebrate the year that was (and the year ahead) with loved ones in the heart of Sydney Harbour. As a camper, you’ll be close to the action but far from the crowds thanks to incredible views of the city's world-famous NYE fireworks.

Plus, you and your family will have the opportunity to embark on an adventure and discover the island’s iconic landmarks, including the former dockyard and convict gaol.

Only a limited number of NYE packages are available, so book ASAP to avoid disappointment!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Cockatoo Island Camping Trip
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Cockatoo Island Camping Trip

Eight accommodation options available

A range of different NYE camping packages are being offered this year, catering for different preferences, budgets, and family sizes. You can choose to stay on the island’s Eastern Apron (Harbour Bridge view) or Northern Apron (Woolwich view), either in a pre-erected tent or one you’ve brought from home. Packages with pre-erected tents start at $570 (incl. GST), while a BYO tent option is available from $430 (incl. GST). There is even a 2-bedroom package, with a pre-erected tent capable of sleeping up to 6 guests.

See all Cockatoo Island camping package inclusions, prices and T&Cs.

Things to Know

  • A minimum 2-night stay applies to each NYE package, with campers checking in on 30 December 2023 and checking out on 1 January 2024.
  • Due to capacity limits and reduced ferry services, access to the island on Sunday 31 December is restricted to those with an accommodation booking.

About Cockatoo Island

Located on Sydney Harbour, Cockatoo Island / Wareamah is a source of adventure and inspiration due to its historic landmarks, award-winning accommodation and popular attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Convict Site - a window into the era when Cockatoo Island was a convict gaol (1839-69). Further highlights include a waterfront campground, licensed cafés, a historic dockyard, holiday houses and apartments, guided and self-guided tours and exciting seasonal events. To find out more, visit: cockatooisland.gov.au

Where:  Cockatoo Island / Wareamah, Sydney Harbour
When:   Check-in: Saturday 30 December 2023 | Check-out: Monday 1 January 2024.
Cost:     Prices range from $430 to $1,840. See the Camping Packages guide for full details.

For more information about spending New Year’s Eve at Cockatoo Island and to book, visit the Cockatoo Island website.

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