COMMUNITY

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Cockatoo Island

Just a short ferry ride away from the Drummoyne wharf, Cockatoo Island sits within the beautiful Sydney Harbour and is a perfect choice for a quick getaway for the weekend. Embodying a long history dating back to the time of first settlement, the island has played an important role in the development of the country and is considered to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now reopened as an urban waterfront destination, the island offers a multitude of attractions for tourists and locals alike.

Camping grounds
Source: www.cockatooisland.gov.au

Heritage house
Source: www.cockatooisland.gov.au

Sit around a campfire and sleep under the stars and go camping—or glamping—on the island’s lush grounds. If you’re not a fan of sleeping outdoors, you can stay at the heritage houses or at one of the many apartments and pop-up hotel suites. For those interested in the island’s rich history, you can go on group or self-guided tours to learn more about Cockatoo Island’s colorful past. Or maybe just grab a blanket and set out for picnic at one of the many scenic spots and enjoy the stunning a view.

Law of Journey by renowned artist Ai Weiwei, located at the island’s Industrial Precinct
Source: https://www.biennaleofsydney.art/artists/ai-weiwei/

Visit before June 11 and catch the 21st Biennale of Sydney, Australia’s largest contemporary visual arts festival. Brilliant artworks are displayed all over the island by distinguished and celebrated artists from all over the world. The exhibits are open for viewing daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

Learn more about Cockatoo Island here.

THE LAUGHING KOOKABURRA

Anyone driving along Victoria Road from the city could not have missed the new Laughing Kookaburra mural that now graces the North-west face of the building.

The mural is the handiwork of Dutch artist, Amok Island, who has developed such a fascination with Australian fauna and flora that he has now formed a base in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Amok Island draws his inspiration from the scientific illustrations that early naturalist’s once used for identification purposes. The theme of natural exploration and conservation is a strong and constant undercurrent of his artistic practice.

Bursting with beautiful colours, the warm cream and shades of browns contrast with the accents of blue and remind passer-bys of the rich, natural beauty of the Drummoyne environment.

Check out more of Amok’s work on his Instagram here

Bowen Island Bakery

All the freshest baked goods come from your local bakery.

speciality-breads

A short stroll from your new apartments you’ll find steaming hot cross buns, crusty fresh bread and some gourmet treats for you and the family.

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Their passionate founder, David Cummings, is working from family recipes brought back from the French Alps and began by selling fresh break from a small garage. His hardwork paid off and people could not get enough of the light springy breads. The store on Victoria Rd, Drummoyne is his flagship store.