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Goat Island convicts, castles and champagne tour

Sydney Harbour National Park

Overview

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Discover Sydney’s colourful convict past on a unique tour with Sydney Harbour Tall Ships. Visit historic sites on Goat Island and take in beautiful views as you cruise around Sydney Harbour.

When

Contact Sydney Harbour Tall Ships for a tour schedule.

Where
Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Easy. A basic level of fitness is required for this tour.
Price

Contact Sydney Harbour Tall Ships for pricing.

Entry fees

Tour price includes Goat Island landing fee.

What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes
Bookings
Bookings required. Book online or email or call Sydney Harbour Tall Ships on 02 8015 5571. Bookings available on request.
Please note
  • Please wear comfortable, flat walking shoes for the Goat Island tour.
  • Tours are conducted in all weather. If it looks like it's going to rain, please bring wet weather gear.
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Your friendly guides from Sydney Harbour Tall Ships will take you to Goat Island where you’ll walk in the footsteps of Australia’s early convicts. Hear fascinating tales of punishment, death and escape as you take an easy 1.5km tour of the island.

Along the way, you’ll encounter significant sites such as an early 1800s military gunpowder magazine, a soldiers’ barracks and Sydney’s oldest water police station.

Afterwards, board an historic timber vessel and enjoy a catered lunch as you cruise past some of the wealthiest suburbs in Australia. Discover the history of beautiful Kirribilli House and Admiralty House while you sip a glass of bubbly from the complimentary bar.

Sydney Harbour Tall Ships is a licensed commercial tour operator with a Parks Eco Pass.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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 fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark, Goat or Rodd Island, or Fort Denison, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.

    Buy annual pass
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