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Goat Island

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Goat Island.

Getting there and parking

Goat Island can be visited as part of a guided tour – please see our What's On section for more information.

Parking

Private vessels are not permitted to moor at Goat Island.

Facilities

  • Food and beverage facilities are not available on the island, so it’s a good idea to bring your own supplies.
  • Rubbish bins are not provided. Please take your rubbish with you.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Drinking water

Maps and downloads

Fees and passes

Landing or tour fees

Goat Island is not open to the general public. The best way to explore the rich history of Goat Island is on a guided tour with NPWS or with one of our partners. A landing fee does not apply to tours.

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Please supervise children at all times, particularly around rocky ledges and on uneven pathways.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Goat Island

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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 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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