Best islands in Sydney

Check out the top islands in Sydney, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Centennial Park

1. Centennial Park

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214 local reviews
Grand Dr, Centennial Park, Sydney
+61 2 9339 6699
Park
Katie
A beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to di…
Tammy & Lola
A beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to di…
Annabel
A beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to di…
1. Centennial Park

1. Centennial Park

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214 local reviews
Grand Dr, Centennial Park, Sydney
+61 2 9339 6699
Katie
Katie
A beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to diverse flora and fauna and many…
Tammy & Lola
Tammy & Lola
A beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to diverse flora and fauna and many…
Annabel
Annabel
A beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to diverse flora and fauna and many…
2. Art Gallery NSW

2. Art Gallery NSW

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111 local reviews
Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
Closed now
+61 2 9225 1700
Art Gallery
Betty
Great Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collection and lovely location on the edge of the Royal Botani…
Christopher
Modern and contemporary works are displayed in expansive, light-filled spaces, offering stunning views of Sydn…
Jude
Love Painting and Arts? Highly recomendable.
2. Art Gallery NSW

2. Art Gallery NSW

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111 local reviews
Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
Closed now
+61 2 9225 1700
Betty
Betty
Great Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collection and lovely location on the edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens
Christopher
Christopher
Modern and contemporary works are displayed in expansive, light-filled spaces, offering stunning views of Sydney and the harbour. Splendid G…
Jude
Jude
Love Painting and Arts? Highly recomendable.
3. Barrenjoey Lighthouse

3. Barrenjoey Lighthouse

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51 local reviews
Outdoors & Recreation
Evelyn
Views from the light house are breathtaking!!!! A 360 degree vista taking in the ocean entrance to Pittwater o…
Kate
Stunning views along the Northern Beaches Peninsula and out to the Central Coast past Lion Island. The highest…
Soeren
A must! Only a half hour walk from the car park at Palm Beach, this old lighthouse offers you spectacular view…
3. Barrenjoey Lighthouse

3. Barrenjoey Lighthouse

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51 local reviews
Evelyn
Evelyn
Views from the light house are breathtaking!!!! A 360 degree vista taking in the ocean entrance to Pittwater of the ocean and Lion Island an…
Kate
Kate
Stunning views along the Northern Beaches Peninsula and out to the Central Coast past Lion Island. The highest vantage point in the area!
Soeren
Soeren
A must! Only a half hour walk from the car park at Palm Beach, this old lighthouse offers you spectacular views over the Pittwater entrance,…
4. Palm Beach Ferry Wharf

4. Palm Beach Ferry Wharf

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17 local reviews
1151 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach
Establishment
David and Emily
Access to Scotland Island, Ettalong, The Basin and a lovely way to get out on the water!
Sally
Well worth a trip on the ferry to navigate Scotland Island, Mackeral Beach and the Basin.
Colin
Ferry trips up Pittwater, across to the central coast or to the Basin national park.
4. Palm Beach Ferry Wharf

4. Palm Beach Ferry Wharf

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17 local reviews
1151 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach
David and Emily
David and Emily
Access to Scotland Island, Ettalong, The Basin and a lovely way to get out on the water!
Sally
Sally
Well worth a trip on the ferry to navigate Scotland Island, Mackeral Beach and the Basin.
Colin
Colin
Ferry trips up Pittwater, across to the central coast or to the Basin national park.
5. Cockatoo Island

5. Cockatoo Island

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19 local reviews
Cockatoo Island, Sydney
+61 2-8969-2100
Other Great Outdoors
Jessie
FREE to explore. Retaining all its character and heritage from decades of human endeavour by convicts and ship…
samantha and mark
A secluded maritime island with fab views, amazing burgers and the occasional exhibition/event. Book a wine an…
Angela
Take a ferry here from either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. It's an industrial island on the inner harbour…
5. Cockatoo Island

5. Cockatoo Island

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19 local reviews
Cockatoo Island, Sydney
+61 2-8969-2100
Jessie
Jessie
FREE to explore. Retaining all its character and heritage from decades of human endeavour by convicts and shipbuilders alike, Cockatoo Islan…
samantha and mark
samantha and mark
A secluded maritime island with fab views, amazing burgers and the occasional exhibition/event. Book a wine and cheese tasting with Claudia …
Angela
Angela
Take a ferry here from either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. It's an industrial island on the inner harbour that used to house everything…
6. Church Point Wharf

6. Church Point Wharf

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4 local reviews
Church Point Wharf, Church Point
Establishment
Rowena
The ferry to our house leaves from here. Very scenic trip around Scotland Island.
Lindy
Catch a ferry and sit and relax as it takes you on a circuit around Scotland Island and across to the Western …
Selena
Enjoy a ferry ride around Pittwater.
6. Church Point Wharf

6. Church Point Wharf

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4 local reviews
Church Point Wharf, Church Point
Rowena
Rowena
The ferry to our house leaves from here. Very scenic trip around Scotland Island.
Lindy
Lindy
Catch a ferry and sit and relax as it takes you on a circuit around Scotland Island and across to the Western foreshores. A great way to ha…
Selena
Selena
Enjoy a ferry ride around Pittwater.
7. La Perouse

7. La Perouse

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8 local reviews
La Perouse, La Perouse
LocalityPolitical
Lauren
Good site seeing spot in La Perouse of Botany Bay. Bare Island, Fish & chips for lunch, natrure trails works …
Cynthia
La Perouse is a Sydney suburb on Botany Bay. It is easily accessible by road or bus. It has wonderful scenery …
Christine
Short bus ride to historical first site of landing in Phillip Bay. See the little fort and have an ice-cream …
7. La Perouse

7. La Perouse

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8 local reviews
La Perouse, La Perouse
Lauren
Lauren
Good site seeing spot in La Perouse of Botany Bay. Bare Island, Fish & chips for lunch, natrure trails works in the national park. Snake ma…
Cynthia
Cynthia
La Perouse is a Sydney suburb on Botany Bay. It is easily accessible by road or bus. It has wonderful scenery with level walking paths and m…
Christine
Christine
Short bus ride to historical first site of landing in Phillip Bay. See the little fort and have an ice-cream or lunch. There's often an in…
8. Church Point Waterfront Store

8. Church Point Waterfront Store

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7 local reviews
Pittwater Rd, Church Point
Open now
(02) 9999 2793
StoreCafeRestaurant
John
Brekkie or lunch at Church Point overlooking Pittwater. Then enjoy a short ferry trip around Scotland Island…
Miriam
We love it there they have music on Sunday afternoons and great food, overlooking the water to Scotland Island…
Janelle
Fantastic casual waterfront General Store / Restaurant. Great for breaky, lunch or dinner. Sit on the deck …
8. Church Point Waterfront Store

8. Church Point Waterfront Store

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7 local reviews
Pittwater Rd, Church Point
Open now
(02) 9999 2793
John
John
Brekkie or lunch at Church Point overlooking Pittwater. Then enjoy a short ferry trip around Scotland Island. Beautiful on a sunny day.
Miriam
Miriam
We love it there they have music on Sunday afternoons and great food, overlooking the water to Scotland Island and the beautiful views of Pi…
Janelle
Janelle
Fantastic casual waterfront General Store / Restaurant. Great for breaky, lunch or dinner. Sit on the deck watching the Pittwater ferry's…
9. Dangar Island

9. Dangar Island

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2 local reviews
Dangar Island, Dangar Island
Natural featureEstablishment
Joanne
Its history, as described by the Local Land Council is that it is a Woman's Island. In its history women gave …
Ariane
Beautiful island on the Hawkesbury River - good day trip from Sydney.
Joanne
Its history, as described by the Local Land Council is that it is a Woman's Island. In its history women gave …
9. Dangar Island

9. Dangar Island

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2 local reviews
Dangar Island, Dangar Island
Joanne
Joanne
Its history, as described by the Local Land Council is that it is a Woman's Island. In its history women gave birth at North Head then made …
Ariane
Ariane
Beautiful island on the Hawkesbury River - good day trip from Sydney.
Joanne
Joanne
Its history, as described by the Local Land Council is that it is a Woman's Island. In its history women gave birth at North Head then made …
10. Greenwich Point Wharf

10. Greenwich Point Wharf

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2 local reviews
Greenwich Point Wharf
Transit stationPoint of interestEstablishment
Louise
Ferries from here go to the city, Cockatoo Island and Parramatta. The 265 bus goes to the Ferry Wharf. You c…
Peter
Wharf with regular ferries to Circular Quay, Balmain, Hunters Hill (Woolwich) and Cockatoo Island. Timetable i…
Peter
Wharf with regular ferries to Circular Quay, Balmain, Hunters Hill (Woolwich) and Cockatoo Island. Timetable i…
10. Greenwich Point Wharf

10. Greenwich Point Wharf

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2 local reviews
Greenwich Point Wharf
Louise
Louise
Ferries from here go to the city, Cockatoo Island and Parramatta. The 265 bus goes to the Ferry Wharf. You catch it from Kings Langley Roa…
Peter
Peter
Wharf with regular ferries to Circular Quay, Balmain, Hunters Hill (Woolwich) and Cockatoo Island. Timetable in wall unit bench in open spac…
Peter
Peter
Wharf with regular ferries to Circular Quay, Balmain, Hunters Hill (Woolwich) and Cockatoo Island. Timetable in wall unit bench in open spac…
11. Fort Denison

11. Fort Denison

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6 local reviews
Fort Denison
Closed now
(02) 9253 0880
Point of interestEstablishment
rachel
A great restaurant on an island in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Used to be a small jail 200 years ago. You ha…
Rayna
Fort Denison is a former penal site and defensive facility occupying a small island located north-east of the …
Ollie
A stone’s throw from Bennelong Point (using your good arm), the tiny island with the distinctive Martello towe…
11. Fort Denison

11. Fort Denison

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6 local reviews
Fort Denison
Closed now
(02) 9253 0880
rachel
rachel
A great restaurant on an island in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Used to be a small jail 200 years ago. You have to catch a special ferry th…
Rayna
Rayna
Fort Denison is a former penal site and defensive facility occupying a small island located north-east of the Royal Botanic Gardens and abou…
Ollie
Ollie
A stone’s throw from Bennelong Point (using your good arm), the tiny island with the distinctive Martello tower was once a rocky fishing spo…