WWII Shipyard Tour

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The Harbour Trust presents World War II Shipyard Tour – an exciting new visitor experience that reveals the significant contribution Cockatoo Island's dockyard made to the Allies’ war effort during the global conflict.


As you visit key landmarks including the Turbine Shop, Fitzroy and Sutherland Docks and the Slipways, a knowledgeable guide will delve into this fascinating slice of maritime history.


Quick overview



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

  • Hours & times: running select Saturdays at 11:30am

  • 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 to walk around the lower island. 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