This was out first visit to Cockatoo Island, it was during the Sydney Biennale of 2012, even without the exhibition, the island is a MUST see. We fell in love with the place, all that wonderful history of ship building which was what the island was first used for. The people of Sudney are VERY lucky to have had this island saved from exploitation and that it is available to all of us. Do yourselves a favour and go for a visit. Wear comfortable shoes, as there is lots to see. Take your own food and have a BBQ or why it camp over night. Tents are supplied, bookings MUST be made though.