Some are homes to native animals such as long-nosed bandicoots, echidnas, frogs and kookaburras, and many will ‘wow’ you with their natural beauty. Other places feature buildings that will transport you back in time such as Macquarie Lightstation, home of Australia’s first lighthouse, and Cockatoo Island's Convict Precinct. One place emerged during the last Ice Age and another was a submarine base. All have enduring significance for First Nations Peoples.
The activity sheets and project ideas on this page are a opportunity for kids (and kids at heart) to tap into their creativity, have fun and learn about Sydney Harbour.
Channel your creativity into our selection of colouring in sheets, crosswords, 3D construction sheets and more!
Channel your inner scientist, builder or boat maker with these fun do-it-yourself projects!
Learn about history, geography, biodiversity and First Nations cultures with our selection of resources for primary school students...
The Harbour Trust is celebrating the spring school holidays (18 September to 3 October) with an online arts and craft program for kids of all ages!
To coincide with Biodiversity Month, we’ve curated a selection of fun activities that celebrate Aussie wildlife. This includes a FREE watercolour painting tutorial for kids. Hosted by illustrator Carlie Edwards (Earthdrawn Studio), this EXCLUSIVE online class is an opportunity for kids to channel their creativity into a painting of a cockatoo.
The Harbour Trust’s Celebrating the past in the present’ art competition is a great opportunity for kids to tap into their creativity AND learn about the history of Sub Base Platypus…
We’re inviting kids to fill in and share one of our fun colouring-in sheets, exploring the different layers of heritage at Sub Base Platypus. The winning entries will be displayed onsite during the next stage of works at Sub Base Platypus, the Torpedo Factory Renewal Project. Other entries will be published on the Harbour Trust website. To participate in the competition, download a colouring in sheet below and channel your creativity!
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or handed in at the Sub Base Platypus Rangers Office on Platypus Lane (next to the boom gate). The competition closes Friday 8 October