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Middle Head Forts tour

Sydney Harbour National Park


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The Middle Head forts complex covers 150 years of NSW military history. To find out more, join this fascinating 1.3km guided tour in Middle Head, Sydney Harbour National Park, near Mosman.


Tour runs 10.30am to 12.30pm. Meet at 10.15am.

2019 tour dates: Sunday 26 May, Sunday 22 September, Sunday 20 October, Thursday 14 November, Sunday 24 November and Sunday 8 December 2019.

2020 tour dates: Thursday 9 January, Sunday 26 January, Sunday 2 February, Sunday 8 March, Thursday 2 April, Sunday 19 April and Sunday 24 May 2020.

Middle Head, Sydney Harbour National Park
Medium. Suitable for all ages

Adult $20 per person. Concession $15 per person. Child $13 per person.

Meeting point
Boom gate at the entrance to Middle Head.
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
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The Middle Head forts complex also contains one of the oldest surviving colonial fortifications, the 1801 fort above Obelisk Beach. On this tour you'll visit observation points, search lights, gun emplacements and other defensive structures. You'll also visit underground tunnels and magazines constructed in the 1870s.

It's a good idea to bring a hat, sunscreen, drinking water and snacks.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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  • 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. 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