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Sydney Harbour kayak adventures to Goat Island

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Explore Sydney Harbour by sea kayak on this guided tour with Paddle Pirates. You'll experience marine life and discover the fascinating history of Goat Island, in Sydney Harbour National Park.

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No wheelchair access
Medium. Moderate level of fitness required.
Contact Paddle Pirates for pricing.
Bookings required. Book online or email or call Paddle Pirates on 0418 166 508.
Please note
  • Tour guests must be able to swim.
  • Paddle Pirates supplies all the gear your need for this tour.
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Get to know a completely different side of Sydney on this exciting morning sea kayak adventure. With a qualified expert from Paddle Pirates, head out onto the harbour in one of their high-quality single or double kayaks.

Out on the open water you’ll be able to experience the natural wonders of local marine life. With no engine fumes or noise to disturb your peace, relax and enjoy the sound of your paddle on the water as seabirds call overhead. Follow your guide to the centre of the harbour where they’ll make sure to snap your photo, framed by the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

When you reach Goat Island, known as Me-mel to the local Cadigal people, hop onto dry land to enjoy a tour of the Aboriginal and convict history of this fascinating place that's normally off-limits to the public.

Paddle Pirates 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: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head: $5 per vehicle per day. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Coin payment available at Fairfax carpark machines only. Chowder Bay: 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. Park’nPay: You can also pay for your visit to any area via the Park’nPay app.

    Other fees:

    Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, 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.

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