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What's On

In Sydney and looking for something to do on the world's best harbour?

In addition to our program of regular tours, we host special events – from concerts and art exhibitions through to sports competitions and community open days – that celebrate the natural and heritage values of our sites. We also promote attractions from within our thriving community of tenants. You’ll find details of upcoming events and attractions below.

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. 

Wednesday, Every Week
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.

Wednesday to Sunday
Torpedoes Café at Sub Base Platypus

Need to 'sink' your hunger pangs or coffee cravings? Head to Torpedoes! Located alongside the pocket playground at Sub Base Platypus, this new pop-up café offers locally roasted coffee as well as a selection of breads, sandwiches and pastries.

Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Cockatoo Island NYE 2019 Experience

End 2019 on a high with our New Year's Eve Experience at Cockatoo Island. For one night only, ticketholders will have exclusive access to the island, either as a guest in our waterfront campground or one of our holiday houses or apartments.

21 December to 18 January
School Holiday Fun at Cockatoo Island

Between Saturday 21 December and Tuesday 18 January 2020, there will be an exciting program of school holiday activities including vacation care, immersive tours and historic crane demos.

21 DECEMBER & 11 and 18 JANUARY
Steam Crane Demo

Travel back to the era where steam ruled – attend an upcoming demonstration of one of our vintage steam cranes!

Sunday, 9 February 2020
Red Hot Summer Tour 2020

The Red Hot Summer Tour will marks its 10th anniversary in 2020 with a special show at historic Cockatoo Island. On Sunday, 9 February, Aussie rock legends Hunters & Collectors will lead an all-star line-up. James Reyne, the Living End, the Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera will also perform. 

23 November to 28 March
Sunset Sessions

Need some serious inspo for your summer playlist? You’re in luck – Sunset Sessions has returned to Cockatoo Island just in time for the hotter months!