New Year’s camping, Sydney

This item appears on page 69 of the September 2016 issue.

On Cockatoo Island, the largest island in Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia, visitors can watch the city’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display, roughly 2½ miles away, while camping in style. 

Visitors can choose a glamping (upscale) site that includes a tent with beds (AUD750-AUD2,195 [near $570-$1,667], total, for two to six people); a tent-and-sleeping-mats package (AUD650 for up to three people), or a bring-your-own-tent campsite (AUD545-AUD975, depending on location, for up to six people). A campsite at Convict Precinct, an adults-only section that requires bringing your own gear, can be reserved for up to four people (AUD545). Food not included.

Campsites must be reserved ahead and only through To get to Cockatoo Island, take the F3 Parramatta River ferry (AUD6.20 one way).