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Goat Island, Sydney

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Once an important source of sandstone used in the construction of many of Sydney’s landmark buildings, the rocky Goat Island is now one of the city’s main tourist attractions. This island, located just northwest of the central business district, also served as a quarry, convict stockade, explosives store, police and fire station, and a film set. Today, the island is part of the Sydney Harbor National Park, which can be visited on one of many regular group tours. Choose a heritage tour of this historic site to see gunpowder stores built by convict labor, or join a night visit to explore the island’s colorful and often grim past. Keep in mind that advanced booking is essential to participate in these walking tours. Put Goat Island and other Sydney attractions into our Sydney travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Up front - the views are worth the tour. You will love the views of the harbour, barangaroo and the boat ride over o captain cook ferries. Our guide was very knowledgeable. However, there is a lot of ...  more »
  • We embarked on the authentic old ferry Wangi Queen for a lovely cruise around secluded parts of the harbour while we ate our prepared lunch of chicken tortillas. Disembarked at Goat Island which has r...  more »
  • Booked a two hour walking tour of Goat Island through National Parks website and enjoyed a fascinating insight into the history of the Island as well as finding a hidden gem of a location for NYE fire...  more »

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