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Sub Base Platypus Walking Tour

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  • $26 per adult
  • $16 per child (12 & under)
  • $16 per concession
  • $16 per senior

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  • Duration: 60 mins
  • 10:45am and 12pm on select Saturdays
  • Ferry
  • Water taxi
  • Public bus

See Plan ahead for details on getting here.

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Courtyard, Torpedo Factory, Sub Base Platypus, 120 High Street, North Sydney NSW 2060


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

Running select Saturdays, the Sub Base Platypus Walking Tour is a 60-minute guided journey through the different layers of history at Sub Base Platypus.

Located on the foreshore of North Sydney in Cammeraygal Country, the site now known as Sub Base Platypus was formerly a torpedo factory, submarine base and gasworks.

Ticket holders will learn about the First Nations, industrial and military heritage of this emerging community hub, including remnant buildings from different eras. 


Book tickets for one of our regularly scheduled tours or arrange a private tour for your group...

Scheduled tours 

Tickets are $26 per adult, $16 per child (16 and under), $16 per concession and $16 per senior. 

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Private group tours

Subject to guide availability, we accept private group bookings with a minimum charge equal to the cost of 10 participants. To request a private group tour, complete our enquiry form.

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Service NSW app – COVID Safe check-in


As a registered COVID Safe business, we require tourgoers to scan a QR code upon arrival and complete a COVID Safe check-in with Service NSW. 

[Note: When you check in, only the tour location and the time of visit is recorded. This information is stored for 28 days and only for the purpose of contact tracing, if necessary.]

Other conditions for tour participation

To comply with the NSW Government’s COVID-19 public health orders, we are currently only accepting tour bookings for groups of up to 20 people. Further, members of each group must ensure they:

  • maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres from others;
  • have not travelled overseas within the last 14 days;
  • have not had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the last 14 days; and
  • are not unwell and have not had any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.
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Although this is an all-ages tour, people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Further, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are advised that the tour contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased people.

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This tour involves a steep incline and some uneven surfaces, and it is not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. A moderate level of fitness and mobility is required.

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Suitable walking shoes, a sunhat and wet weather gear (if needed).

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Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather. 

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Ahead of your visit, we encourage you to read the terms and conditions for this tour.

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It is convenient to walk to Sub Base Platypus from the closest public transport links. For information about getting here, including by public transport, see: Visit Sub Base Platypus. This webpage also contains information on visitor parking and public facilities.

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Learn more about Sub Base Platypus and other heritage sites protected by the Harbour Trust...