Three islands tour aboard the Gargarle
Sydney Harbour National Park
Join an NPWS guide on the historic launch Gargarle for a fascinating tour of three islands in Sydney Harbour. The Gargarle was built in the 1950s to transport maritime workers to and from Goat Island.
Meet at 9.45am. Tour 10am–2pm.
2017: Sunday 3 September and Sunday 5 November 2017
2018: Sunday 7 January, Wednesday 24 January, Sunday 4 February, Wednesday 14 February, Sunday 4 March and Sunday 1 April 2018
- Sydney Harbour National Park
- No disabled access
- Easy. Suitable for all ages
Adult $85 per person. Concession/Child $80 per person.
- Meeting point
- Walsh Bay wharf, Hickson Road, Millers Point. Meet at 9.45am.
- Bookings required. Phone 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) or book online.
Our first stop is Goat Island, where you'll explore the 1836 Queens powder magazine and the convict quarry. You'll hear stories about the life of convicts and the soldiers that guarded them. From there we'll cruise over to Fort Denison, where you'll be guided through Australia's only Martello tower. Explore the displays and discover more fascinating history from an audiovisual presentation. Our last stop is Clark Island, where you'll learn how the island got its name while you enjoy a BYO picnic lunch.
- 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