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WilderQuest Convict kids on Goat Island

Sydney Harbour National Park


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Do you love stories about long ago? If you do, this WilderQuest holiday adventure's for you. We'll take a trip to Goat Island and into Sydney's past.


Tuesday 21 January and Tuesday 14 April 2020, 10.15am to 1pm.

Tuesday 7 January 2020 tour is cancelled.

Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park
Easy. Suitable for children 5 to 12 years

Adult/child $30 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 Sydney in 1836. You'll be a convict working in a quarry gang. 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 the Aboriginal people. Finally, we'll come back to the present. You'll be issued with a 'Ticket of Leave' so you can return to your community not as a convict, but as a free person.

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.

    Buy annual pass
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Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath