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Tours of heritage Sydney

Looking for things to do in Sydney? Book a tour with the Harbour Trust to discover extraordinary places on the World’s Best Harbour.

Book one of our scheduled tours to learn about our protected visitor 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.

[Update (16/11/2021): Although we have resumed offering our guided tours at Cockatoo Island and Sub Base Platypus, our volunteer-run tours at Headland Park, Macquarie lightstation and North Head Sanctuary remain suspended. We look forward to offering these popular experiences again soon.

Cockatoo Island

Journey to Cockatoo Island’s storied convict and maritime eras – or dare to step into the supernatural realm – with our tour program…

History and ghost tours

Cost: Varies (From $16) | Duration: Varies (45-120 mins)| When: Varies (Book tickets for a scheduled tour, or arrange a private group tour)

The tour program at Cockatoo Island caters for different ages, interests, and personalities – from history buffs and ghost seekers through to families and seniors’ clubs. Our tours are also a great opportunity to discover iconic landmarks, including heritage buildings rarely opened to the general public.  

Cockatoo Island Eastern Apron Tour Sydney Harbour 650X550

Sub Base Platypus

Journey through the history of a heritage gasworks and submarine base that was off-limits to the public for more than 150 years....

Sub Base Platypus Walking Tour (all-ages)

Cost: From $16 | Duration: 60 mins | When: 10:30am, select Saturdays until March 2022 | Online bookings essential

Running select Saturdays, the Sub Base Platypus Walking Tour is a 60-minute guided journey through the different layers of history at the site. Ticket holders will learn about the First Nations, industrial and military heritage of this emerging community hub, including remnant buildings from different eras. 

Sub Base Platypus Promenade Ben Guthrie 650X550