Goat Island, Sydney
Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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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Our family decided to celebrate mother's day with a family excursion so travelled to Sydney then joined the tour group at Circular Quay. Our tour guide was a fount of knowledge and certainly made the ... read more »
The cruise on the Harbour aboard the old Wangi Queen was a good start to the day and then the tour led by Ryan of Goat Island was also good. We were fed and there was also refreshments while on the bo... read more »
We had bought tickets back in October for the New Year's Eve event on Goat Island. It cost around $200 with booking fee and was well worth the money - the views were absolutely spectacular and the fir... read more »
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