Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Travel - Cockatoo Island Escape

Alex Harmon found a luxury bolt hole on Sydney Harbour you might not know about...

The rugged slate of canvas that is Cockatoo Island has an energy that’s unique to such an iconic piece of Sydney history. Mixing industry with creativity, the island has been home to convicts and shipbuilders alike, but these days it’s a space for artists, day-trippers and urban campers.

However, if you’re after some indulgence, the newly opened Garden Apartments are the best place to rest your head for a night (or two).

Situated on the upper plateau of the island, you’ll have view across Sydney Harbour to Woolwich and Hunters Hill.

Once housing the Island’s medical officers and police, these two bedroom apartments have been given a luxury makeover, with a modern kitchen, spacious bathroom, large entertaining area with BBQ (make sure you pick up a brekky pack) and bedrooms with views of the city skyline. If you can pry yourself away from the apartment, a guided audio tour is a great way to while away the afternoon, where you can hear about the island’s rich tapestry of life, from prison escapees to the reform school for wayward girls.

Follow it with cocktails at the Island Bar. Do consider booking in during the 20th Biennale of Sydney in March 2016; the location is perfect, now you don’t have to resort to swimming home!

Rates: Monday – Thursday: $370 per night (mid week, one-bedroom option: $280 per night); Friday – Sunday (minimum two-night stay): $470 per night.

PS. You can see a full review of The Island Bar HERE.

The Island Bar
Cockatoo Island
Ph: (0420) 220 885

The Island Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Posts from This Journal by “travel” Tag

  • Travel - Terrigal (Part 1)

    Perfecting the art of the short break takes practice. While my inclination is always to drive further, there’s a lot to be said for staying…

  • Travel - Paper Daisy

    The first thing I should tell you about Paper Daisy is that the second you arrive for dinner, you’re going to wish you were staying the…

  • Travel - Little Beach Boathouse

    There’s no denying that Little Beach Boathouse occupies an enviable location. It sits at one end of a perfect little golden sand beach,…