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Looking for something interesting to do at home, on your lunch break or wherever you may be?

Although people are unable to enjoy our full visitor experience, we're rolling out exciting digital initiatives that will enable you to stay connected with our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour. Discover some of our upcoming events below...

Wednesday 15 July 2020
DigiTalk: The 50th anniversary of HMAS Onslow's arrival in Australia

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of HMAS Onslow’s arrival at the HMAS Platypus submarine base in North Sydney, we’re hosting a panel discussion with three of the officers aboard the Oberon-class submarine on its maiden voyage to Australia. Named after the coastal town of Onslow, Western Australia, the submarine was constructed in Scotland, commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 22 December 1969 and arrived at HMAS Platypus on 4 July 1970.

[Note: Be quick – registrations close 4pm on Tuesday 14 July.]

Select Wednesdays
DigiTalks Program (NEW)

Introducing DigiTalks – a series of online talks, virtual tours and webinars designed to keep you engaged at home, on your lunch break or wherever you may be! Running on select Wednesdays, DigiTalks are an opportunity for attendees to gain rich insights into not only our heritage destinations but also the world's best harbour. We invite you to register for one, or more, of our upcoming DigiTalks.

16 June 2020 to 6 September 2020
The 22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN

Update (27/05/2020): Cockatoo Island has been reimagined as an immersive contemporary art space for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney. Between 16 June and 6 September, visitors to the island are invited to engage with a series of public artworks anchored in this year’s theme: NIRIN.

16 June to 6 September
Mary’s On The Edge

Having conquered mainland Sydney, Mary’s – the reigning champions of the local burger scene – have brought their trademark foodie experience to Cockatoo Island in time for Biennale of Sydney (16 June to 6 September). 

4 July to 19 July
NSW School Holidays

The NSW School Holidays (4 to 19 July) are an opportunity for families to escape their local neighbourhood, enjoy a digital detox, and spend some quality time outdoors. Racking your brain for fun ideas? Here are our top five recommendations for the school holidays…

All Year Round
Bondi to Manly Walk

Spanning 80 kilometres of harbour foreshore between two of Sydney’s most iconic surf beaches, the Bondi to Manly Walk includes pit stops at historic sites protected by the Harbour Trust; namely, North Head Sanctuary in Manly, Headland Park in Mosman, Macquarie Lightstation in Vaucluse and Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney. 

Update: In hibernation
Middle Head Market

Operating every Wednesday from 8am to 2pm, the Middle Head Market is an opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy a pleasant, country-style bazaar atmosphere together with breathtaking harbour views and live music.

31 December 2020
NYE 2020 Experience

Want to end 2020 on a high? Escape to Cockatoo Island for our New Year's Eve Experience.
You’ll get to spend the biggest night of the year in the heart of Sydney Harbour, basking in the city’s world famous NYE fireworks!