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. Goat Island is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Sydney Edition.
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  • If you can get there (restricted access) , Goat Island has great views and a lot of history. Our tour as part of the 3 islands tour was excellent- would recommend if planning to visit Goat Island. Goa...  more »
  • I joined a Tall Ships Convicts, Castles and Champagnes cruise which included a walking tour on Goat Island. The guide explained the interesting history behind the island and brought us around to see t...  more »
  • We had figured out that you could book tickets for Goat Iceland new year's Eve. It can be highly recommended. However, you must order it 3-4 months before. But absolutely stunning views of the Harbour Bridge. A little expensive, but the experience.
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