In addition to regular guided tours, we host special events and recommend experiences that reveal the heritage of – and bring excitement to –our sites. Unable to visit one of our extraordinary places? We also offer virtual experiences including online exhibitions and webinars.
Between 20 and 29 March, you can join in the Harbour Trust's 20th anniversary celebrations by attending a FREE tour or talk at one of our heritage sites as part of our 'Rediscovery Days' program. This initiative also includes special events and promotions by our tenants.
Looking for activities to enjoy with friends and family in Sydney? Read our new blog, released to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Harbour Trust, and discover the breadth of great experiences you can have at our beloved destinations on Sydney Harbour.
The Retort House at Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney will host a special exhibition, Remarkable, from 1 April to 9 May. Open to the public between 8am and 4pm daily, the exhibition shares the stories of a dozen Australians who have lived and worked on the water, and showcases the connection each has to their boats.
[Image credit: Moogy’s Yuki (indigenous watercraft), Film still, Change Media, Ngarrindjeri and Major Moogy Sumner.]
Tonic Lane has parked their roaming gin bar and café at Sub Base Platypus for the summer. You can enjoy refreshments including an all-Aussie gin line-up on North Sydney's waterfront. Tonic Lane is also a purveyor of coffee, classic snacks and great conversation, meaning there’s something for everyone! In the spirit of sustainability, they are using reusable drinking vessels.
DigiTalks is a series of online talks, virtual tours and webinars designed to keep you engaged at home, on your lunch break or wherever you may be! Running on select Wednesdays, DigiTalks are an opportunity for attendees to gain rich insights into not only our heritage destinations but also the world's best harbour. We invite you to register for one, or more, of our upcoming DigiTalks.
Join us for a 60-minute guided tour of Sub Base Platypus. Running select Saturdays during December 2020 and January 2021, the tour is an opportunity to learn about the First Nations, industrial and military heritage of this emerging community hub, including remnant buildings from different eras.
Image caption: Ben Guthrie, The Guthrie Project
The Defence of Sydney Tour is an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the men and women who served at North Fort, a former army base that once protected Sydney Harbour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will marvel at heritage gun emplacements and descend into the 200-metre-long military tunnel complex. We will also demystify an underground bunker once shrouded in secrecy: The Plotting Room.
Unable to visit our heritage sites on Sydney Harbour? Don't worry. The Harbour Trust has launched a collection of immersive exhibitions on the Google Arts & Culture platform, meaning people can experience our network of extraordinary places anytime, anywhere in the world. Jump online and marvel at the 'Iron Giants' of Cockatoo Island, explore the grounds of Australia's original lighthouse, descend into an underground military bunker once shrouded in secrecy... and so much more!
Complete your weekly grocery shop and enjoy the great outdoors at the Mosman Market – a country-style bazaar near Georges Heights Oval, Headland Park. Commencing 3 February 2021, the market will operate every Wednesday from 8am to 2pm.
The Bondi to Manly Walk is an opportunity for Sydneysiders and visitors alike to experience the splendour of the World’s Greatest Harbour as part of a one-of-a-kind pilgrimage. Spanning 80km of harbour foreshore between two of Sydney’s most iconic surf beaches, the massive walk includes pit stops at heritage sites protected by the Harbour Trust.
Unable to visit our heritage destinations in-person? Don’t worry! Introducing Digital Harbour – a curated collection of videos, articles and other online experiences that enables you to discover our protected sites and delve into their layered histories, no matter where you are in Australia... or the world!
Travel back to the era where steam ruled – attend an upcoming demonstration of one of our vintage steam cranes!
Serve up a storm on our tennis court at Georges Heights in Mosman, located along Suakin Drive near Georges Head Lookout. Court hire is $22 per hour with a minimum booking of one hour. Online booking is essential.
Located at Middle Head in Mosman, the Harbour Trust's grass court will make you feel like the king or queen of swing! Court hire is $22 per hour with a minimum booking of one hour. Online booking is essential.