Sydney Harbour Cruise and Goat Island Walking Tour

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Sydney Harbour Cruise and Goat Island Walking Tour information and booking

from
$115
Duration
3 hours
Departs from
Campbell's Cove, Sydney
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 1:15pm
Time of departure
10:15am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Discover Sydney’s colorful convict history and take in the sites of Sydney Harbour aboard an authentic tall ship. Travel to Goat Island, where you'll learn about Australia's convict history on a guided walking tour before returning to the tall ship for lunch and a 1.5 hour cruise on Sydney Harbour.

Board your Sydney Harbour tall ship, the Southern Swan at Campbell’s Cove, in Sydney’s historical Rocks district. While cruising to Goat Island, see Sydney's palatial harbor-side homes and learn about the history of some of Sydney Harbour’s landmarks like Kirribilli House, Fort Denison and Admiralty House. You’ll also enjoy the views of two world-famous attractions, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Goat Island, which has restricted, limited access, is the largest of the islands in Sydney Harbour. Over the years, Goat Island has served as a quarry, convict stockade, explosives store, police station and fire station. Today the island forms part of the Sydney Harbour National Park.

On a 1-mile (1.5-km) guided walking tour, learn about Goat Island’s colorful past and visit some of Australia's most important and intact convict-built structures. Take in the historic surroundings, and visit the early-1800s military gun-powder magazine, the soldiers’ barracks complex and Sydney’s oldest water police station. You’ll learn what convict life was like on Goat Island, from their punishments to their cramped sleeping quarters and food.

After your guided walking tour receive a complimentary drink before re-boarding the tall ship. Then it’s time to relax and enjoy a cold buffet feast with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine! As you eat, enjoy the surrounding views of Sydney Harbour before returning back to Campbell's Cove.

What's included

  • Walking tour
  • Sydney harbour cruise
  • Lunch
  • Beverages - wine (red, white or sparkling), beer, soft drink and fruit juice
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)