Convicts & Castles: Goat Island Walking Tour Including Sydney Harbour Cruise

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Australia

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Join us for a unique tour of Sydney Harbour and historic Goat Island and get up close and personal with Sydney’s colourful convict past. Enjoy an entertaining and fascinating guided  convict history walking tour on the island with catered lunch, along with a relaxing cruise around the harbour. Sit back and take in Sydney’s beautiful harbour vistas whilst sipping on delicious chilled champagne!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Campbells Cove PontoonPrior to sailing time we will board at Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks or Ives Steps WharfDuration: 15 minutesPass By: Sydney Harbour Tall ShipsDiscover Sydney’s colorful convict history with Sydney Harbour Tall Ships and take in the sites of Sydney Harbour aboard a traditional vessel. Travel to Goat Island, where you'll learn about Australia's convict history on a guided walking tour before returning to the vessel for lunch and a 1.5 hour cruise on Sydney Harbour.Stop At: Goat Island, New South WalesExperience a Historic Tour of Goat Island and see the sights where the first convicts lived in the past. 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. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Sydney Harbour, New South WalesAfter your guided walking tour receive a complimentary drink before re-boarding the ferry. 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.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Campbells Cove PontoonDisembark at Campbell's Cove, The Rocks or Ives Steps WharfDuration: 15 minutes

What’s included

  • Fascinating and unique three-hour guided tour of Sydney Harbour.
  • Visit historic Goat Island and learn about the island's convict past.
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch prepared & served by your crew.
  • Australian bubbly, juices and water included.
  • (Other drinks available at regular bar prices)

What’s not included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Entry/Admission - Campbells Cove Pontoon
  • Entry/Admission - Goat Island
  • Entry/Admission - Campbells Cove Pontoon