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Three islands tour aboard the Gargarle

Sydney Harbour National Park

Overview

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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.

When

Tour runs 10am–2pm. Meet at 9.45am.

2018 tour dates:

Sunday 19 August and Sunday 14 October.

2019 tour dates:

Wednesday 9 January, Sunday 20 January, Sunday 31 March and Sunday 19 May.

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Easy. Suitable for all ages
Price

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

Meeting point
Walsh Bay wharf, Hickson Road, Millers Point. Meet at 9.45am.
Bookings
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. Fort Denison can only be visited on a tour. 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).

    Buy an annual pass.
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Clark Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan