Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia
Smack bang in the middle of Sydney Harbour lies Cockatoo Island, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was once a convict penal establishment, and then one of Australia’s biggest shipping yards. Retaining some of the original remnants and prison buildings of a distant past, Cockatoo Island is now a harbour attraction and home to cultural events such as the Biennale. With such a rich history and spectacular harbour views to boot, come for a day visit, or even better – glamp it up or do like we did and get a bunch of friends and stay in one of the beautiful heritage houses. You will wake up to a sunrise you will not forget.