School Holiday Fun At Cockatoo Island This Autumn School Holidays

  • Sat Apr 13 - Sat May 18 2019
  • Family
  • $0.00

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Take the kids out to Cockatoo Island to take part in their series of Autumn school holiday events. There are steam-powered crane demonstrations and kid-friendly historical tours. 

For a longer stay, families can enjoy a camping adventure and stay overnight in one of the islands accommodation options, suitable for all budgets and tastes.

Crooked Characters Tour

Get to know the charlatans, rogues, thieves and cut-throats that once populated Cockatoo Island, with their FREE Crooked Characters Tour. This hour-long guided tour takes families on a hilarious and fascinating journey through the island’s colonial and recent history. 
When:      Saturday, 13, 20 & 27 April 2019; 1pm & 3pm
Cost:        FREE

Convict Precinct Tour

Discover Cockatoo Island's UNESCO World Heritage listed Convict Precinct with their 45-minute tour of the upper plateau. You will be lead through the layered history of the island's former penal establishment, stopping at iconic landmarks including the Mess Hall, Barracks, Guardhouse, Military Officers Quarters and Solitary Confinement Cells.   
Where:     Convict Precinct 
When:      Saturdays 13 April - 18 May 2019; 11am, 12pm & 1pm
Cost:        $12 per adult or $5 per child

Steam Crane Demonstrations - No.2 Travelling steam crane & Mort Dock steam crane

Installed on Cockatoo Island during the early 1900s, the No. 2 Travelling Steam Crane is amongst the oldest surviving examples of its kind in Australia. The oldest steam crane on Cockatoo Island, the Mort’s Dock steam crane has a jib 9.5m long, and its original lifting capacity was 25 tons. Book in for one of Cockatoo Island's vintage steam crane demonstrations! Where:     Fitzroy Dock, Cockatoo Island 
When:      Saturday 20 April 2019; 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm
Cost:        FREE

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