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

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    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, Ticket Booth, 5 Circular Quay, 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
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    Reviewed February 10, 2019

    This trip exceeded our expectations sailing round Sydney Harbour in a 100 year old wooden sailing vessel hearing about its history from the Captain and talking to the crew who are either volunteers or doing work experience. The visit to Goat Island with our tour...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    2  Thank Android52
    Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

    The actual crew and trip itself was good but the booking via buy a gift was not a good experience and the people handling the booking and their website needs an overhaul. Whilst there was a good bit of history - the way it was...More

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    Reviewed June 23, 2018

    This tour is a fabulous way to see the harbour and get an insight into the history of the city. The guide was ver informative and it was interesting to see the crew operate the ship. Plenty of bubbles and the food was basic but...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    3  Thank Dianne P
    Reviewed June 17, 2018

    The cruise and tour of Goat Island was wonderful. Esther, our tour guide, was excellent. Her informative tour of historic Goat Island was very interesting. The crew were very welcoming and friendly. Lunch was delicious and drinks very nice. Would thoroughly recommend this experience.

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank Patricia C
    Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

    Very informative guide both on Goat island and off it. Food very good and special diets catered for. Amazing day for a history lesson

    2  Thank jstan29
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