By the time of the cemetery’s closure in 1925, more than 240 people had been interred there, having succumbed to ravages including influenza, the bubonic plague, smallpox and scarlet fever.
During a 60-minute tour of this historically-rich site, our knowledgeable guide will share stories of those who succumbed to the ravages of small pox, the plague and other epidemics. Attendees will also experience the natural beauty of this final resting place, including unspoiled views of Sydney Harbour.
Although this is an all-ages tour, people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The tour may contains stories and images and/or visuals of deceased people.
A moderate level of fitness and mobility is required as the tour includes stairs, bush tracks and underground tunnels. It is not suitable for people with wheelchairs, mobility scooters, strollers or pram.
Suitable walking shoes, a sunhat and wet weather gear (if needed).
This tour will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather. If the Rural Fire Service declares an extreme or catastrophic fire danger rating for the Greater Sydney Region (area 4), tours will be cancelled.
Due to COVID-19, this volunteer-run tour has been temporarily suspended...
Our priority is to limit the transmission of the virus and ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. Harbour Trust parklands will otherwise remain open daily. We will review the situation regularly as advice evolves and look forward to welcoming back our volunteer tour guides in early 2021.
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