Goat Island heritage tour
Sydney Harbour National Park
Take a fascinating tour of Goat Island, an iconic Sydney landmark in Sydney Harbour National Park.
Tours run on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 10.20am – 12.50pm.
2016: Sunday 18 December 2016
2017: Sunday 8 January, Sunday 22 January, Sunday 5 February, Sunday 19 February, Sunday 5 March, Sunday 19 March, Sunday 2 April, Sunday 16 April, Sunday 7 May, Sunday 21 May, Sunday 4 June and Sunday 18 June 2017
- Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park
- Easy. Suitable for all ages.
Adult $37.50 per person. Concession $33 per person. Child 5-15 years $29 per person. Children under 5 years free. Please bring your ticket/s to the tour.
- Meeting point
- Harbour Master steps, Circular Quay. Meet at 10.20am. Ferry departs for Goat Island at 10.35am.
- Bookings required. Phone 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) or book online.
- Group bookings available for 20 or more.
Join an NPWS Discovery guide on a fascinating tour of historic Goat Island. Learn the Aboriginal name for Goat Island, explore the convict quarry and visit one of the first water police stations in Sydney.
Venture inside the Queens magazine, built in 1836 to store large amounts of explosive gunpower, right in the middle of our harbour. You'll see the convicts' cramped sleeping quarters and learn what their lives were like on the island. What sort of food did they eat? What punishments did they endure? You'll also get an insight into the lives of the soldiers who watched over them.
If you're a fan of the Aussie television drama Water Rats, you'll also enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at some of the remaining film sets. And finally, bring your camera because Goat Island boasts captivating views of Barangaroo, Balmain and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
- in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.
Landing fee or tour fee applies to visit Sydney Harbour Islands. Fort Denison can only be visited on a tour. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands Island, all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).Buy an annual pass.
(02) 9337 5511
Contact hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
- Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse NSW
- Fax: (02) 9337 1303
(02) 9960 6266
Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Wednesday to Friday
- Governors Road, Middle Head, Mosman NSW
- Fax: (02) 9960 3965