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Not Just For Convicts Anymore

Australia was founded as a penal colony, but what do you do when prisoners don't toe the line? Send them to a prison within a prison, the original function of this island in Sydney Harbor.

Utrip Tips

* As it is an island, a ferry ride is required to reach Cockatoo Island. Ferry information and other information on getting there can be found at
*Camping is available on Cockatoo Island for those prepared!

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