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Crooked Characters


Cast your mind back to an island ‘girt by sea’, a penal settlement in the middle of Sydney Harbour with stories overflowing of charlatans, rogues, thieves and cut-throats – and they’re just the guards!
Crooked Characters of Cockatoo Island and other Colonial Escapades is an hour-long family friendly journey into the hilarious and fascinating underbelly of Australia’s colonial and recent history and mythologies. Our two guides will take you on an entertaining romp through the Australian Penal System that thrived on Cockatoo Island.

Cost: $12 general admission & $5 for children 12 years and under

Dates & times: Sunday during the school holidays

Meeting Point: Meet at the campground firepit. This tour also visits the Convict Precinct on the upper Island.

Ages: suitable for kids of all ages.

Terms & Condtions:

  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A moderate level of fitness and mobility are required on this tour.
  • Wear suitable walking shoes, and wet weather clothing if needed.
  • Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in cases of extreme weather. Participants will be notified via SMS if the tour is cancelled and a full refund of the ticket price (less booking fees) will be made.
  • Tours are family friendly, however children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You must comply with all directions of the Guides, Rangers and Security.
  • For safety reasons, maximum tour numbers cannot be exceeded.
  • Dogs, bicycles and smoking are not allowed on the tour.
  • Tickets are non-refundable, transfers can be made up to seven (7) days prior to the tour date.
  • The Harbour Trust reserves the right to terminate any tour at any time.
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