Cockatoo Island Wharf

Cockatoo Island Wharf

Cockatoo Island Wharf is in western Sydney Harbour, right where the Parramatta River meets Lane Cove River. As the island isn't residential but does have a numebr of paid accommodation options, this pick up point is often more popular with tourists than locals. If you think that Cockatoo Island is the best pick up and drop off point for your Sydney Harbour cruise, let our team know and we'll be happy to help arrange it for you. Please be advised, however, that Cockatoo Island is a relatively busy public ferry wharf, and public vessels always take right of way in Sydney Harbour.

Choosing Cockatoo Island Wharf for Your Cruise Pick Up

Sitting right at the confluence of the Lane Cove and Parramatta Rivers, Cockatoo Island has long been an important part of New South Wales and Sydney history. From being used as a fishing base by indigenous communities to becoming a prison island used by early European settlers and then a quarry and important dry dock, the island certainly has a colourful past! These days, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and very popular with tourists and Sydneysiders both as a historical destination and as a festival venue. Tourists staying here will want to consider pick up and drop off from Cockatoo Island, of course, but should be aware that certain restrictions do apply.

Getting to Cockatoo Island Wharf

Obviously, the only way to get to Cockatoo Island Wharf is by water. The wharf is serviced by the F3 and F8 ferries that visit frequently from Circular Quay and Parramatta, or you can grab a water taxi from pretty much anywhere on the Harbour.

Local amenities

Amenities are somewhat limited on the island itself. There are public toilets in the visitors' centre and one or two little cafés where you can grab a quick bite or a coffee before your cruise, but finding food, booze or ice will be near impossible on the island itself. For that reason, if you're arranging for boat hire from Cockatoo Island, we'd recommend a supply run well in advance of your pick up time!


Cockatoo Island Interactive Map & Street View
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