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See and do (overview)

Some of the most extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour are protected by the Harbour Trust...

Our heritage destinations are places of enduring significance for the First Nations Peoples, including their Traditional Owners and Custodians. They also feature remnants from Australia’s colonial, convict and maritime eras, and are home to rare and endangered native flora and fauna. 

In addition to facilitating public access to our network of protected sites, we offer experiences – including accommodation, tours and events – that reveal and amplify their beauty and history. Scroll down to discover what there is to see and do.

Places to visit

Explore our network of heritage sites on Sydney Harbour, either in-person or online...

Visitor destinations (overview)

Our visitor destinations are North Head Sanctuary in Manly, Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney, Headland Park in Mosman, Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbour, Woolwich Dock and Parklands, and Macquarie Lightstation in Vaucluse. Each is a rich source of exploration and discovery.

Digital Harbour (NEW)

Unable to sightsee in Sydney? Check out Digital Harbour and discover all the great ways you can explore our heritage Sydney destinations online. It’s your one-stop-shop for lockdown activities, including webinars, videos, exhibitions, kids arts & craft, and articles about North Head Sanctuary, Sub Base Platypus, Headland Park and Cockatoo Island. 

Accommodation

Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life with a stay in our heritage or campground accommodation at Cockatoo Island...

Surrounded by landscaped gardens with sweeping harbour views, our apartments and holiday houses marry heritage character with modern amenities. Meanwhile, our waterfront campground represents an opportunity watch the sun set and rise on the world's best harbour. 

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Program of tours

Book a tour with us to learn about our heritage destinations, including their central place in Australia’s First Nations, convict, defence and colonial narratives...

Our program of guided tours caters for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts as well as families and social groups, including Probus groups and historical societies. We currently run tours at Cockatoo Island, North Head Sanctuary in Manly, Georges Heights in Manly, and Macquarie Lightstation in Vaucluse. 

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What's on directory

We seek to offer a program of regular and seasonal events that showcase the natural and heritage values of our protected sites...

Our what's on directory provides an overview of current and upcoming attractions, including organic markets, community open days, live music, exhibitions and webinars. We also promote attractions from within our thriving community of tenants.

Image credit: Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2019, Cockatoo Island, Jodie Barker (photographer)

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