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“Great Afternoon on Sydney Harbour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Goat Island

Goat Island
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Wynyard)
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Sydney Harbour Cruise and Goat Island Walking Tour
Ranked #146 of 614 things to do in Sydney
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Hunter Valley, NSW
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“Great Afternoon on Sydney Harbour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We recently took the Convict Tour of Goat Island after having such a great time on the Tall Ships Cruise in late January with the same company. We were once again looked after very well indeed with fascinating history, wonderful views and a delicious lunch. A very different and highly enjoyable way to learn a little more of Sydney's history and enjoy a pleasant day on the harbour!!!!!

Visited February 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“History in the Harbour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We booked a tour to visit Goat Island. We met the ferry, Wangi Queen, at Campbell's Cove. It was easy to get to Campbell's cove, just get off at Circular Quay station and walk down past the International shipping terminal. We boarded the Wangi Queen and headed to Goat Island. The trip only took about 15minutes and we were offered Beer, Wine, Champagne or water to enjoy while we cruised to the island. Once we arrived we had lunch straight away and enjoyed a buffet lunch with salads, ham off the bone and roast beef, and you could have a Beer,wine, champagne etc with your lunch too. The only drawback was, we were the last off the ferry and basically last in the buffet line and they give you 30 minutes for lunch so we had to rush our meal. Our guide was Craig and 10 out of 10 for making our day so enjoyable. Craig is very knowledgable and a nice guy too. I have to say it was fantastic to hear the history of Goat Island and we were blessed with perfect weather. On our way back to Circular Quay Craig sang a couple of songs and played his ukele - a mutli talented man. I will certainly be coming back and bringing interstate and overseas visitors to visit this piece of Australian history sitting in prime position in our harbour.

Visited March 2013
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“An Island Adventure in Sydney Harbour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I booked this tour online and was delighted with the afternoon on Sydney Harbour.
We were picked up at Campbell's Cove and travelled on a charming restored Showboat for our 15 minute trip to our Island destination, originally reserved for the worst of Sydney's early convicts. Unlimited bubbly, wine and beer both aboard the boat and throughout a very good cold lunch immediately after our arrival. Our tour was then conducted by an exceptionally talented guide who kept our attention throughout the hour tour ... great tales of convict horrors, splendid Harbour and Bridge views ... a superb afternoon in Sydney!

Visited March 2013
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“Excellent afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great afternoon, The tour guide was very good we learned all about the convicts that were on the island especially the ghost called hey you. The view was beautifull , the food was great you could have as much as you can eat , and the bubbly ,wine, beer were ample, We actually stayed Saturday night at Ridges Hotel in the city which was great then we did darling Harbour on the
Sunday and had a lovely lunch. Great weekend

Visited March 2013
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“i love goat island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

it is the most beautifull place on sydney harbour the view is simply stunning i long to go back to the place i grew up best years of my life living on that island

Visited March 2013
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