We stayed in the bottom floor Apartment 23C as a surprise birthday gift from my hubby. We were lucky enough to catch the Biennale of Sydney Art Exhibition being held in the many heritage listed warehouses on Cockatoo Island.
Location - On top of the hill on Cockatoo Island offering spectacular views overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge & Sydney harbour.
Apartment 23C - Is located next door to Biloela House. The top floor has two apartments which were empty when we stayed so we basically had the whole complex & Island to ourselves.
The apartment offers a self contained one bedroom with a large separate lounge room, kitchen & separate bathroom with shower over the bath. The kitchen has all the amenities one needs for self catering.
The lounge room doors open up to a small deck with BBQ & deck chairs overlooking the awesome views of Sydney. Luckily; due to the Biennale Art exhibition the Yering Station wine bar was open so we were able to buy some wine & take it back to our room.
For dinner we decided to eat at the Island Bar which offers woodfire pizza's & drinks. The bar has fab deckchairs at the waters edge where you sit & indulge in the beauty of Sydney Harbour. The only disappointment was that it only stays open until 7.30pm. However; if wanting to leave your private sanctuary one could easily hop onto a ferry into the city for entertainment.
Breakfast is offered at the Marina Café located in the Docks Precinct, on the southern side of the island. We enjoyed a nice egg & bacon roll overlooking the water or you cook your own in the apartment.
The Bamboo Dumpling bar located on the eastern apron is extremely good & worth visiting for lunch and so too is the Yering Wine bar which offers good quality wine with tapas.
Overall : To my surprise I absolutely loved staying here. It was super fun & something really special to remember.The Cockatoo Island Heritage Houses has the most spectacular views at very reasonable prices. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for something different to do in Sydney or for those who just want to camp out under the stars.
Cockatoo island offers - Heritage Houses / Harbour view Apartments / Glamping packages / mini Glamping / & camp sites.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Heritage Holiday Houses feature two fully self-contained, four-bedroom houses. Perched on the upper plateau in a leafy part of the island, they have beautifully restored rooms and are surrounded by heritage gardens and views of the harbour. The houses are ideal for groups of up to ten people.These charming Federation houses were once home to Cockatoo Island's medical officer and engineering manager when the island was a busy shipyard. ... more less
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