Crooked Characters
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Kids and their families* will get to know the charlatans, rogues, thieves and cut-throats that once populated Cockatoo Island, with our Crooked Characters Tour.

This 60-minute guided tour, available during the NSW School Holidays, will take families on a hilarious and fascinating journey through the island’s colonial history. Our guides – master storytellers that they are – will tell tales and sing songs that vividly bring to life a colourful cast of real-life characters, from petty criminals through to notorious bushrangers and true-blue ruffians. Good old-fashioned fun is guaranteed!

*Note: This tour has been designed for children with supervision by adults.

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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