Cockatoo Island lies in the middle of the beautiful Sydney harbor (the Aussies write harbour), Australia. The island used to be a shipyard and the first of its two dry docks was built by convicts and was completed in 1857.
The island’s maritime industrial activity ceased in 1992. In 2005, the island was opened to the public and you can now take a ferry ride and wonder around the island. The island offers some stunning views of the Sydney harbor.