Experience the great outdoors in Cocktaoo Island’s Contained


Rekindle your sense of adventure this summer with Contained Sydney on Cockatoo Island, an adventure hub of discovery and sensory exploration. Launching this Thursday February 2018, Contained is a place where people come together to eat, drink, play and stay.

Cockatoo Island welcomes Contained to Bolt Wharf, an activity hub formed through the use of innovative structures, materials and art.Housing several offerings from a restaurant and bar including an event space to an urban farm and bespoke accommodation. Travelling to Sydney from Perth, the Contained concept was created by duo Anatoly Mezhov and Irene Polo of whom lay claim to both Contained, converted shipping containers providing luxury boutique accommodation and The Mantle, an activity hub in the East End of Fremantle.

“We’re excited to bring this pop-up hub to Cockatoo Island and Sydney, which is an extension and a new take on our successful hub in Fremantle. It’s an opportunity for people to escape to Cockatoo Island to experience great food, innovative farming & bespoke converted container structures, unwind and explore the Island’s incredible cultural and historical features” Anatoly Mezhov. 

EAT- Don Tapa is Contained Sydney’s pop-up restaurant, combining South American and traditional Australian produce the food is bound to excite, satisfy & impress as it fuses unique intercontinental Indigenous flavours. Powered by the onsite Urban Farm, the dishes are served in a style that is designed to be shared with great company and washed down with delicious wines, beers and cocktails. If selecting from the Latin Street Eats, Grilled Veg and Meats or the Cheese and Charcuterie selection is too hard, let Don feed your group with a set shared style menu for $60 per person.

DRINK – Alex Retief of The Urban Winery, has curated a selection of NSW sourced wines showcasing some amazing wine regions that have been flying under the radar, coupled with his incredible and minimal intervention wine making from the Urban Winery. Fancy a brew? The team from Young Henry’s will be serving up their iconic Newtowner and Summer Hop Ale as well as an exclusive taste of their all new Stayer Session Ale on tap. In addition, Archie Rose Distillery have also joined forces with Contained and will feature a selection of boutique spirits.

STAY – The Contained, adults only pop-up boutique hotel offers a unique escape by the water’s edge on Cockatoo Island. Making use of beautifully crafted repurposed shipping containers as bespoke suites with all the luxuries one needs. Featuring a queen-sized bed, air conditioning, an exterior deck with lounge furniture, access to the Don Tapa Restaurant, room service and a container plunge pool, it is truly a unique way to experience Contained at Cockatoo Island. Rates start from $305 Monday through Thursday and $385 per night, Friday & Saturday with a minimum two nights stay.

Contained Sydney will officially launch on Thursday 8 February 2018. Open Wednesday & Thursday; 11am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm and Sunday 11am – 7pm. Contained will also be home to a series of events throughout February and March including a Valentine’s Day degustation and featured Chef dinners.

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