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WilderQuest Convict kids on Goat Island

Sydney Harbour National Park

Overview

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Do you love stories about long ago? If you do, this WilderQuest holiday adventure's for you. We'll take a trip to Goat Island and into Sydney's past.

Type
WilderQuest
When

Tour time: 10.15am–1pm

Tour dates:

2017: Thursday 28 September 2017

2018: Tuesday 9 January, Tuesday 23 January and Tuesday 24 April 2018

Where
Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park
Grade
Easy. Suitable for children 5 to 12 years
Price

Adult/child $26.40 per person.

Meeting point
Next to the Captain Cook ticket booth, Wharf 6, Circular Quay
Bookings
Bookings required. Phone 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) or book online.
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Be transported back in time to Sydney in 1836. You'll be a convict working in a quarry gang. You'll play different roles and hear lots of stories. You'll even take part in an absolutely wild 'convict escape' that takes you to a new environment. You'll find out about how the early settlers lacked bush survival skills, contrasted with the excellent bush skills of Sydney's Aboriginal People. Finally, we'll come back to the present. You'll be issued with a 'Ticket of Leave' so you can return to your community not as a convict, but as a free person.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Operated by

  • WilderQuest

Park info

  • 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.

    Other fees:

    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).

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      (02) 9337 5511
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
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      (02) 9960 6266
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Wednesday to Friday
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    • Fax: (02) 9960 3965
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Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath