School Holiday Program at Cockatoo Island

  • Sat Jul 01 - Sat Jul 15 2017
  • All Ages
  • From: $0.00

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Check out Cockatoo Island's fun-packed school holiday programs!

Cockatoo Island is the place to be for Sydney kids and families these July school holidays! 

Not only is Cockatoo Island one of the best tourist destinations in Sydney, it also has a great program of activities on offer for the kids during the July School holidays.   The UNESCO World-Heritage listed island provides a wealth of history to engage and excite children of all ages. These five school holiday activities are sure to keep the kids busy:

Haunted History Night Tours

When:  5-14 July 2017; 6pm & 6.30 pm

Cost:   Adults $25, Children $15

A special spooky night tour of Cockatoo Island’s hidden histories and mysteries.  This 90-minute nocturnal exploration is the perfect way to discover the history of Cockatoo Island from its early colonial beginnings as a prison, to a reformatory for orphans and wayward children, to a working shipyard.

Crooked Characters of Cockatoo Island

When:  1, 5, 8 & 15 July 2017; 2pm & 4pm 

Cost:    Free
Crooked Characters of Cockatoo Island and other Colonial Escapades is an hour-long family friendly journey into the hilarious and fascinating underbelly of Australia’s colonial and recent history. The two guides will take you on an entertaining romp through the Australian Penal System that thrived on Cockatoo Island. 

Convict History Guided Tours

When:  1, 6, 8, 13 & 15 July 2017; 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm

Cost:   Adults $10, children free

Learn about the fascinating history of Cockatoo Island which was a convict prison between 1839 and 1869.  At its peak it was home to 550 men who built their barracks, forged their own prison bars and constructed the Fitzroy Dock.

Camping On Cockatoo

When:  Available every night

Cost:    See website for rates

With the tent, mattresses and camping chairs already set up for you, this option is perfect if you crave a camping adventure without the hard work.

Tents are ideal for up to two adults and two small children.

Vacation Care  
When:  3 - 15 July 2017

Cost:   $12 per child (Price does not include ferry travel) 

Bring your Vacation Care group to Cockatoo Island, Sydney’s largest and most fascinating urban island. A short ferry trip from Circular Quay turns a journey into an adventure. Cockatoo Island is just a short ferry ride from Circular Quay.  Lunch options are available.  

For more information, visit the website. 

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