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WilderQuest Convict kids on Fort Denison

Sydney Harbour National Park


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Take this exciting guided WilderQuest journey back in time on Fort Denison. During this fun school holidays activity you'll find out what it was like to be a convict transported to NSW.


Tours run 10.15am–1.30pm

Friday 11 January, Friday 25 January and Thursday 18 April 2019.

Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park
No wheelchair access
Easy. Suitable for children 5 to 12 years.

Adult/child $26.40 per person.

Meeting point
Next to the Captain Cook ticket booth, Wharf 6, Circular Quay
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 or book online.
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Be transported back in time to London in 1788. You'll be tried for your crimes, and sentenced to life as a convict. Then you'll be shipped to Fort Denison! You'll play different roles and hear lots of stories. You'll even take part in an absolutely wild 'convict escape' that takes you to a new environment. You'll find out about how the early settlers lacked bush survival skills, contrasted with the excellent bush skills of Sydney's Aboriginal People. Finally, we'll come back to the present. Convicts will be issued with a 'Ticket of Leave' so they can return to their community as a free person. Bring your own picnic lunch and see the 1 o'clock gun fire before you return to the mainland.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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  • WilderQuest

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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Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan