Dog Leg Tunnel

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About Dog Leg Tunnel

The Dog Leg Tunnel on Cockatoo Island is a fascinating historical feature that cuts through the heart of the island, providing a literal and metaphorical journey through its layered past. 

Originally carved out by convicts in the 19th century, this tunnel played various roles, from a shelter during WWII to a passage for moving materials across the island.

Best Time/Season to Visit:
Accessible throughout the year, the tunnel is especially compelling when included in guided tours that highlight its historical significance and the stories of those who worked within its confines.