Could there be a better spot for a bar in Sydney, nay the World? The Island Bar on Cockatoo Island was made for a Sydney Summer’s Day. I have been here many times, including for the 2013 and 2014 Time Out Bar Awards. If you are planning to go here, make sure you check their website first, as opening hours vary throughout the year. Also please note, nobody under 18 is allowed in on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays after 3pm. If you have kids and you aren’t able to go in the week, why not go for lunch – their woodfired pizzas are amazing! The ferry her only takes about 10 minutes from Circular Quay, but if you miss the last one (11.10pm), you can even camp on the island (byo tent or go glamping).