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 have been cancelled until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
- Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park
- Easy. Suitable for all ages.
Adult $40 per person. Concession $37 per person. Child (5 to 15 years) $30 per person. Children under 5 years free. Please bring your ticket/s to the tour.
- Meeting point
- Wharf 6, Circular Quay (near the Captain Cook ticket booth). Meet at 10.45am.
- Bookings required. Phone 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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 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. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes not valid for landing fees.Buy annual pass