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Aerial photo of Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh in Headland Park, Mosman.

In Defence of Sydney

In Defence of Sydney is a trial project brought to you by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust in partnership with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

In Defence of Sydney is a 60-minute interactive walk with five stops. At each stop, scan a QR code with your mobile device to get an insight into the area’s military history. Each stop includes audio, so we recommend using headphones for the best experience. Watch the video below to start the walk and provide feedback at the last stop to help improve your experience of Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh.

Start the walk

Play this video to start.

Map of walk

Need help finding the next 'In Defence of Sydney' stop? Check out our interactive map to get your bearings.

Useful information

Planning a trip to Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh for In Defence of Sydney? To ensure your visit is enjoyable and hassle-free, refer to the below information ahead of your trip.

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Check the NPWS alerts before you arrive. Closures may be put in place at short notice for operational or safety reasons.

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In Defence of Sydney commences near the Sydney Harbour National Park boom gate at Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh, Mosman. See: Google Maps

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In Defence of Sydney is a self-guided interactive walk that takes around 60 minutes. It is a FREE visitor experience, available during daylight hours.

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Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh is accessible by foot, car & bus. There is paid & accessible parking. 

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Public toilets, including an accessible toilet, are located near Middle Head Oval. Along the track, there are some uneven surfaces, low to medium inclines and steps, which are not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Please take care when visiting.

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Keep an eye out for the In Defence of Sydney signage to stay on track. It features a colourful logo (pictured). This logo represents Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh including the harbour (blue), native vegetation (green), and the built heritage (yellow and orange) managed by the Harbour Trust and NSW National Park & Wildlife Service.

Stop details

Scan the QR code at each stop. The stories for each location can also be accessed directly here.