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

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!

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  • 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 and served by your crew.
    • Australian bubbly, juices and water.
    • This MENU is subject to change to ensure fresh produce of premium quality.
    • BBQ Chorizo Slices
    • Spinach & Cheese Triangles
    • Roast pumpkin, zucchini, mixed bean with sultanas, sunflower seeds & coconut salad
    • Mixed Leaves Salad
    • Potato Salad
    • Mild spiced chicken with mushrooms, capsicum, baby spinach & Spanish onion
    • Sweet potato, eggplant & tomato with lentils
    • Plain white rice
    • Chocolate brownies
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
    • Other drinks available at regular bar prices.
    • Entry/Admission - Campbells Cove Pontoon
    • Entry/Admission - Goat Island
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Campbells Cove Pontoon, 6A Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    Prior to sailing time we will board at Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks or Ives Steps Wharf

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Sydney Harbour Tall Ships, Campbell's Cove Floating Pontoon, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    Discover 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, Sydney, New South Wales Australia

    Experience 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 minutes

    Stop At: Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales Australia

    After 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 hours

    Stop At: Campbells Cove Pontoon, 6A Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    Disembark at Campbell's Cove, The Rocks or Ives Steps Wharf

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Campbells Cove Jetty, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
    Departure Time :
    10:15 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Sydney Harbour Tall Ships reserves the right to add, withdraw, substitute and/or vary advertised routes, prices, departure times and locations without notice if considered necessary for the safety and welfare of the tall ship, its passengers and crew. However, reasonable effort will be made to maintain arrangements as advertised.
    • Sydney Harbour Tall Ships will not be liable for any loss or expense incurred by a passenger as a result.
    • For more information, please call (02) 8015 5571.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Organised by Sydney Harbour Tall Ships

Activity ID: V-5067P20

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