Rodd Island is located within Sydney Harbour, in Iron Cove just off Birkenhead Point. It is well sheltered by the surrounding residential suburbs, and at only 0.5 hectares in size it has limitations on how many people can visit the island at once.
Rodd Island was once used as a biological research station, which was headed by Dr Louis Pasteur. Now, the area is a nature reserve that is suitable for picnics and special celebrations such as weddings and corporate functions. If you are seeking an unusual location for a special event, Rodd Island might be exactly what you need. One of the attractions of Rodd Island, that aren't available on the other harbour Islands, are the summer houses that were built there in the 1920s, and the colonial style hall, which was built in 1889. These constructions are still there today and can be hired out with the rest of the island for private use.If you are just planning a short visit to the island for a picnic or to spend some stress free time enjoying the water and the views, you might even get the island to yourself; however, remember you need to book in advance.