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Featured events and activities

Tunnels and Gunners guided military tour at Georges Heights in Headland Park.
Looking for things to do in Sydney? Check out our featured events and activities, below, to discover current and upcoming attractions at our protected places on Sydney Harbour.

From self-guided and guided tours through to community days and exciting events, you’ll find there’s something for everyone.

June 2023
Bush Tucker Walking Tour

Bush to Bowl and the Harbour Trust are hosting a series of FREE bush tucker walking tours at North Head Sanctuary in Manly and Headland Park (Georges Heights and Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh) in Mosman. In this 1 hour bush tucker walk, led by a knowledgeable First Nations guide, you will get a deeper understanding of our connection to Country, First Nations customs and beliefs, as well as practices.

15 September to 8 October
Night at The Barracks

Want to see some of the biggest names in Australian music perform in an iconic, outdoor setting? You’re in luck: Night at the Barracks is returning to North Head Sanctuary, Manly for another season! Between 15 September to 8 October, the historic Barracks Precinct will serve as the backdrop for a series of exciting open-air concerts.

All Year Round
Bondi to Manly Walk (B2M)

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 2 of Sydney’s most iconic surf beaches, the massive walk includes pit stops at heritage sites protected by the Harbour Trust.

Select dates
Embark on a guided cruise through the ages

Explore Australia’s rich naval history with a guided scenic cruise from our friends at the Naval Historical Society of Australia. From picturesque vantage points around the Harbour, you'll hear fascinating and lesser-known stories about naval activities during times of war and peace, bringing this rich history to life. Plus, you’ll have the chance to see some of our heritage places along the way!

Every Sunday
Defence of Sydney Tour

The Defence of Sydney Tour is an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the men and women who served at North Fort. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will marvel at heritage gun emplacements, once capable of firing 26.4km, and descend into the 200-metre-long military tunnel complex. Finally, our guide will demystify an underground bunker once shrouded in secrecy: The Plotting Room.

Select sundays
Tunnels & Gunners Tour

Featuring heritage gun emplacements and other military relics, Georges Heights in Mosman was once vital to the defence of Sydney. During our 90-minute Tunnels and Gunners Tour, a knowledgeable volunteer guide will lead you through 2 sets of demilitarised forts, including tunnels normally off limits to the public. 

Select Sundays
Third Quarantine Cemetery Tour

Established in 1881, the Third Quarantine Cemetery is included on Australia’s National Heritage List as a significant example of the nation’s evolving quarantine practices. During this volunteer-run tour, a knowledgeable guide will share stories of those who succumbed to small pox and other epidemics. You will also experience the natural beauty of this final resting place, including unspoiled harbour views.

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Cockatoo Island history and ghost tours

Travel back in time – or dare to step into the supernatural realm – with one of our guided history or paranormal tours at Cockatoo Island. We offer 5 all-ages tours, including tours suitable for visitors with low mobility plus a night tour that blends mystery with history. Up for a fright? Try our adults-only Ghost Tour. 

All Year Round
Tennis court hire – Georges Heights

Serve up a storm on our tennis court at Georges Heights, 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.

All Year Round
Tennis court hire – Middle Head

Located at 1110 Middle Head Road, 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.


Organic food Market

Complete your weekly grocery shop and enjoy the great outdoors at the organic food market. Operating every Wednesday from 8am to 2pm, the market is a country-style bazaar near Georges Heights Oval.


Self-guided tours

Want to take a tour at your own pace? Our 90-minute Cockatoo Island Audio Tour is available for $6 from our Visitor Centre. Meanwhile, our Talking Object Tour is free and available across 6 of our destinations. Look out for our ‘Hello’ signs to engage in a lively and informative text message conversation with some of our most beloved objects.