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22 November 2022
New exhibition explores the art and soul of the Harbour Trust's sites

The Harbour Trust has launched an exciting online exhibition in collaboration with oil pastel artist Nick Hollo. Hosted by Google Arts & Culture, the immersive, two-part experience – titled ‘Hollo’s Harbour Reflections’ – features our network of beloved destinations on Sydney Harbour in vibrant oil pastel.

16 November 2022
Fallen servicepeople honoured at tree planting ceremony

On Tuesday (15 Nov), the Harbour Trust – in partnership with the Headland Preservation Group and Mosman RSL sub-Branch – held an intimate tree planting ceremony at Georges Heights, Mosman to honour the casualties of the Gallipoli campaign.

15 November
Public board meeting of the Members of the Trust (7 Dec)

The Harbour Trust invites members of the public to attend the public board meeting of the Members of the Trust, in-person or online, between 3:30pm and 5pm AEDT on Wednesday 7 December 2022. 

5 November
Turning the lights off – Cockatoo Island's Abandoned Powerhouse Tour

On Saturday 5 November, Cockatoo Island’s Powerhouse will open its doors to the public as part of Sydney Open – an annual event celebrating the city’s important and architecturally inspiring landmarks. Across five timeslots, Harbour Trust guides will lead tourgoers through the layered history of Cockatoo Island’s mysterious Powerhouse, normally off limits to the public. The 45 minute Lights off – the Cockatoo Island’s abandoned Powerhouse tour will reveal the authentic early 20th-century power technology used to power the island’s dockyard as well as the secret struggle for resources. Tickets available from $60.

 

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. 

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.