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30 September 2022
Farmhouse Montessori students plant native trees to help grow North Head Sanctuary’s bushland

The Harbour Trust is proud to share that students from North Head Sanctuary’s independent school, Farmhouse Montessori, recently planted native species to help grow North Head Sanctuary’s bushland.

28 September 2022
Macquarie Lightstation Lights Up to Celebrate World Maritime Day

On Thursday 29 September, the Harbour Trust in partnership with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), will illuminate Macquarie Lightstation to celebrate World Maritime Day. Macquarie Lightstation at Vaucluse in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs will join other buildings around the world in being lit up in blue and green.

27 September 2022
NYE at Cockatoo Island – Camping packages on SALE NOW

On Saturday 31 December, accommodation guests will have EXCLUSIVE access to the island, including breathtaking views of Sydney's world-famous fireworks. Camping packages for New Year’s Eve (min. two-night stay) are on sale now. Meanwhile, the ballot to hire one of our charming houses or apartments (min. four-night stay) is NOW CLOSED. 

19 August 2022
Tickets on sale for Night at the Barracks

Running select nights between Friday 9 September and Sunday 9 October, Night at the Barracks will feature performances by leading Australian leading performers – including rock, opera and jazz musicians as well as dance companies – across 16 iconic shows. 

11 August 2022
Manly Rotary Fun Run & walk (4 Sept)

Taking place on Sunday 4 September (Father’s Day), the Manly Rotary Fun Run & Walk includes options for participants of varying abilities. There is a 2km course that leads people along Manly’s beachfront, a 5km course that zigs and zags around the broader suburb, and a 10km ‘Runners Challenge'.  

9 August 2022
Young Endeavour launches at Sub Base Platypus

The Harbour Trust was very proud to have lent support to the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme on Sunday (7 Aug). Mid-afternoon, STS Young Endeavour – Australia’s National Sail Training Ship berthed alongside Sub Base Platypus at Neutral Bay to collect a crew of 21 Aussie youths and prepare for its first ever voyage from our community recreation and work hub.

Saturday 9 July
Join us for Crane Day 2022 at Cockatoo Island

Travel to the era when steam power ruled – and meet some of Cockatoo Island’s ‘Iron Giants’ – with Crane Day 2022 (FREE), which is being held during the Winter School Holidays on Saturday 9 July.

7 June 2022
Tickets available for WWII Midget Submarine Attack Tour (NEW)

For the 80th anniversary of the midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Trust collaborated with Brad Manera, the Senior Historian and Curator with the Anzac Memorial, to create an exciting new tour at North Head Sanctuary. 

19 May 2022
Observe the next meeting in public of the Members of the Trust (22 June)

The Harbour Trust invites the public to observe the meeting of the Members of the Trust, online and in-person, between 3:30pm and 5pm on Wednesday 22 June 2022.