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Goat Island Tours

Goat Island
This rocky 13-hectare island in the heart of Port Jackson is as rich in history as it is in sandstone. Once home to an explosives store and later a convict stockade, Goat Island has housed the Sydney Water Police and even served as a film set. What originally served as a destination for some of the nation’s biggest criminals (who were forced to labor in the massive quarries), is now part of Sydney Harbour National Park.

Popular walking tours guide travelers around this much-storied island, with stops at the Queens powder magazine (where ammunition was once stored) and at the old convict quarry and sleeping quarters. Learn about life on Goat Island, the punishments endured by prisoners and their attempts to escape.

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Travelers can take the Sydney and Matilda ferries to Goat Island or join a historic walking tour. Be sure to pack a camera, since views from Goat Island are some of the best in Sydney Harbour.
Address: Goat Island Sydney Harbour National Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Convicts & Castles: Goat Island Walking Tour Including Sydney Harbour CruiseDay Cruises

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

Get a peak into Australia’s dark past with a guided tour of Goat Island. Visit this convict stockade-turned-national park with an informative local guide and take an entertaining walking tour. Enjoy a cruise through Sydney Harbor, eat a delicious champagne lunch, and explore the country’s history as a penal colony—all on one fun and fascinating excursion.
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