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Aerial view of South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE

South Head

There's no shortage of lookouts at South Head. The Gap offers some of Sydney's finest views and good opportunities for whale watching. South Head is also great for a swim, try Camp Cove or Lady Bay Beach.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Wheelchair
access
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Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds

Picnic areas

Tours

Beehive Casemate, Obelisk Bay, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: K McGrath/OEH

Beehive Casemate tour

NPWS is conducting a series of guided tours of this historic fortification in Sydney Harbour National Park. We'll explore the rarely opened Beehive Casemate as part of this tour at Middle Head, near Mosman.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tour times: 10.30am to 11.15am, 11.30am to 12.15am and 12.30pm to 1.15pm.

2019 tour dates: Friday 26 April, Sunday 26 May, Sunday 18 August, Sunday 13 October and Sunday 8 December.

2020 tour dates: Sunday 12 January, Thursday 23 January, Sunday 9 February, Sunday 22 March, Friday 24 April and Sunday 24 May.

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
The Queens magazine, built on Goat Island in the 1830s. Photo: Natasha Webb/OEH

Goat Island heritage tour

Take a fascinating tour of Goat Island, an iconic Sydney landmark in Sydney Harbour National Park.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tours run 10.35am to 1.10pm

2019 tour dates:

Sunday 5 May, Sunday 19 May, Sunday 2 June, Sunday 16 June, Thursday 27 June, Sunday 7 July, Sunday 21 July, Thursday 25 July, Sunday 4 August, Sunday 18 August, Thursday 22 August, Sunday 1 September, Sunday 15 September, Thursday 26 September, Sunday 6 October, Sunday 20 October, Thursday 24 October, Sunday 3 November, Sunday 17 November, Thursday 21 November, Sunday 1 December, Sunday 15 December and Thursday 19 December 2019.

2020 tour dates:

Sunday 5 January, Thursday 9 January, Thursday 16 January, Sunday 19 January, Thursday 23 January, Sunday 2 February, Thursday 6 February, Sunday 16 February, Thursday 20 February, Sunday 1 March, Sunday 15 March, Thursday 19 March, Sunday 5 April, Sunday 19 April, Thursday 23 April, Sunday 3 May, Sunday 17 May, Thursday 28 May, Sunday 7 June, Sunday 21 June and Thursday 25 June 2020.

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Greycliffe House exterior, an elegant mid 19th-century Gothic-style house in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/DPIE

Greycliffe House and Nielsen Park heritage tour

Enter the world of the mid 1800s when you visit Greycliffe House. It's been a part of Sydney's history since its first residents moved in. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the grounds after the tour.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tour time: 10.30am to 12pm. Meet at 10.15am.

Dates: Friday 7 February, Friday 28 February, Friday 3 April, Sunday 19 April, Friday 5 June and Sunday 28 June 2020.

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Scenic views from Middle Head lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Middle Head Forts tour

The Middle Head forts complex covers 150 years of NSW military history. To find out more, join this fascinating 1.3km guided tour in Middle Head, Sydney Harbour National Park, near Mosman.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tour runs 10.30am to 12.30pm. Meet at 10.15am.

2019 tour dates: Sunday 26 May, Sunday 22 September, Sunday 20 October, Thursday 14 November, Sunday 24 November and Sunday 8 December 2019.

2020 tour dates: Thursday 9 January, Sunday 26 January, Sunday 2 February, Sunday 8 March, Thursday 2 April, Sunday 19 April and Sunday 24 May 2020.

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Hornby Lighthouse and harbour view. Photo: Kevin McGrath

South Head tunnels tour

Discover historic tunnels carved out of the sandstone beneath South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park, on this 1.8km guided tour.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tour runs: 10.30am to 11.15am, 11.30am to 12.15pm and 12.30pm to 1.15pm

2019 tour times: Sunday 12 May, Tuesday 18 June, Sunday 28 July, Sunday 8 September, Thursday 17 October and Sunday 17 November.

2020 tour times: Sunday 5 January, Thursday 16 January, Sunday 15 March, Thursday 23 April, Sunday 10 May and Thursday 11 June.

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Aerial view of Strickland House in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Gareth Pickford/DPIE

Strickland House heritage tour

Wind back the clock and explore the varied history of Strickland House on a guided tour. With stunning harbour views, it was home to leading figures of Sydney's establishment in the 19th century.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tour time: 10.30am to 12pm.

Dates: Tuesday 14 January, Tuesday 17 March, Sunday 29 March, Tuesday 12 May and Sunday 31 May 2020.

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Sunset, Sydney Harbour Bridge view from Goat Island. Photo: Rosie Nicolai/OEH

Three islands tour aboard the Gargarle

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.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

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.

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds

Walking tracks

Evans lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government