Lower Island Tour

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The Harbour Trust presents Lower Island Tour – an engaging 60-minute journey through Cockatoo Island’s storied history and an accessible sightseeing activity for less mobile visitors.


As you explore the lower island, including the cathedral-like Turbine Shop, convict-built Fitzroy Dock and towering Powerhouse chimney, our knowledgeable guide will share stories and anecdotes that paint a vivid picture of the island throughout the ages.


Quick overview



  • Cost: $26 adults, $16 children (12 and under) and $16 for seniors/concession

  • Hours & times: running select Saturdays at 1:00pm

  • Meeting point: The tour starting location is outside the Visitors Centre


Important info



  • Content warning: Although this is an all-ages tour, people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Further, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are advised that the tour contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased people.

  • Site conditions: This tour is suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. A moderate level of fitness and mobility is required. You must comply with all directions of the Guides, Rangers and Security.

  • What to bring: Suitable walking shoes, a sunhat and wet weather gear (if needed).

  • Weather conditions: Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather. Participants will be notified via email if the tour is cancelled and a full refund of the ticket price will be made.


Plan ahead


For information about getting to Cockatoo Island, including by public transport, see: Cockatoo Island – Visitor Overview. This webpage also contains information on public facilities and nearby visitor parking.


Related: Cockatoo Island Tours and the Harbour Trust website.

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Cockatoo Island Visitor Centre Cockatoo Island Street
Cockatoo Island, NSW 2041