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Couple admiring the Hanging Swamp at North Head Sanctuary in Manly.


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27 July 2023
Ranger recommendations: Discover 3 of Sydney’s best lookouts (blog)

To celebrate World Ranger Day (31 July), we asked Harbour Trust ranger Rob what his 3 favourite lookouts were from across our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour.

24 July 2023
World’s biggest release of seahorses completed by SIMS at Chowder Bay

On Tuesday 18 July, the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) – in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney and the NSW Department of Primary Industries – successfully released 300 juvenile endangered White's Seahorses at Chowder Bay in Mosman.

18 July 2023
Historic military landmark Gunners Barracks turns 150

This month, the Harbour Trust is commemorating the 150th anniversary of a historic military landmark under its protection at Georges Heights in Mosman. Today, the Gunners Barracks is a celebrated high tea, à la carte and wedding reception venue with commanding views of Sydney Harbour. Originally, however, the elegant sandstone structure formed part of the colony’s network of coastal defences.

27 June 2023
Harbour Trust Celebrates NAIDOC Week (2 to 9 July)

The Harbour Trust is proud to announce its commitment to celebrating NAIDOC Week (2 to 9 July 2023) and highlighting its partnerships with First Nations organisations. Through these collaborations, the Harbour Trust aims to promote awareness for First Nations culture.

22 June 2023
See a WWII era torpedo at Cockatoo Island (media release)

For a limited time only, visitors to the Industrial Precinct can marvel at a WWII era submarine torpedo. The decommissioned Mark VIII torpedo was today transferred to Cockatoo Island from Spectacle Island’s military base. The Harbour Trust will eventually relocate the torpedo to Sub Base Platypus, its community recreation and work hub in North Sydney.


21 June 2023
Winter school holiday activities: Cranes, convicts & more

These school holidays, escape to our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour for a fun-filled adventure! Between 1 and 16 July, there will be a range of exciting activities for kids and kids at heart. 

14 June 2023
Breath life into history: Cockatoo Island’s engaging education programs (blog)

By visiting historic destinations, such as Cockatoo Island / Wareamah, teachers can help their students connect with history in a meaningful way. Students can complement their classroom learning and embark on a journey that brings history to life. Keep reading to discover 4 key benefits of exploring historic places.

9 June 2023
Consultation Outcomes on Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh Draft Master Plan

From 14 March 2023 until 9 May 2023 the Harbour Trust’s Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh Draft Master Plan was on public exhibition. The Harbour Trust has reviewed all feedback received during initial exhibition and created a Consultation Outcomes Report.

29 May 2023
Night at The Barracks open-air concert series returns to North Head Sanctuary in Manly

After a highly successful debut season, last year, Night at The Barracks is returning to North Head Sanctuary, Manly for 9 spectacular open-air concerts. Between 15 September and 8 October 2023, music enthusiasts will get to enjoy live performance by some of the biggest names in Australian music under the stars, in an iconic location.