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Three islands tour aboard the Gargarle

Sydney Harbour National Park


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Join an NPWS guide on the historic boat, Gargarle, for a fascinating tour of three islands in Sydney Harbour. The Gargarle was built in the 1950s to transport maritime workers to and from Goat Island.


Tour runs 10am to 2pm.

2019 tour dates: Sunday 27 October.

2020 tour dates: Sunday 12 January, Thursday 30 January, Sunday 29 March and Sunday 24 May.

Sydney Harbour National Park
No wheelchair access
Easy. Suitable for all ages

Adult $85 per person. Concession/Child $80 per person.

Meeting point
Walsh Bay wharf, Hickson Road, Millers Point. Meet at 9.45am.
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 or book online.
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Cruise Sydney Harbour with an NPWS guide on the Gargarle. Our first stop is Goat Island, where you'll explore the 1836 Queens powder magazine and the convict quarry. You'll hear stories about the life of convicts and the soldiers that guarded them.

From there we'll cruise over to Fort Denison, where you'll be guided through Australia's only Martello tower. Explore the displays and discover more fascinating history from an audiovisual presentation.

Our last stop is Clark Island, where you'll learn how the island got its name while you enjoy a BYO picnic lunch.

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 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.

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Clark Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan