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Georges Head

Sydney Harbour National Park

Overview

Find out about Sydney's military history with a visit to Georges Head. The Georges Head military relics with both fascinate and amaze you.

Type
Historic buildings/places
Where
Sydney Harbour National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note

Some tunnels are dark and uneven underfoot – it’s a good idea to bring a torch and wear appropriate footwear.

A visit to Georges Head is a must for military history buffs. The Georges Head battery is located in Mosman, on the northern side of Sydney Harbour.

Come to Georges Head to see military fortifications from the World War II era. Examine the parapet cut into sandstone at the start of the 19th century to ward off a feared French invasion. You can also explore a series of interlinking tunnels and passageways, excavated after the withdrawal of British colonial troops garrisoned in Sydney.  Finally, walk around the headlands to see World War II gun emplacements and enjoy some spectacular views of the gateway to Sydney Harbour, South Head and North Head.

With 150 years of military history, as well as outstanding Sydney Harbour views, Georges Head is one of the best places to visit in Sydney Harbour National Park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Conservation program:

Fort Denison heritage collection project

Fort Denison is home to a wealth of historic heritage. The Fort Denison heritage collection project invited volunteers to locate, identify, document, conserve, interpret and make accessible the heritage collections in Sydney Harbour National Park. This allowed NPWS to engage with the community and ensure our collections are protected.

 Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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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Middle Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan