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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Discover Sydney’s colorful convict history and take in the sites of Sydney Harbour aboard the historic Wangi Queen Ferry. Travel to Goat Island, where you'll learn about Australia's convict history on a guided walking tour before returning to the ferry for lunch and a 1.5 hour cruise on Sydney Harbour.

Highlights

  • Sydney Harbour Cruise on board the historic Wangi Queen Ferry
  • Guided Goat Island walking tour
  • Learn about Australia’s convict history
  • See the harbor-side mansions of Sydney’s rich and famous
  • Unique photo opportunities of the Harbour Bridge and famed Sydney Opera House
  • Cold buffet lunch served on board the tall ship whilst setting sail on the harbour

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This package is an awesome value -- a guided tour, cruise around Sydney Harbour on a historic 1920's Wangi Queen Ferry, lunch and drinks are all included. On Goat Island, you learn about a fascinating part of Sydney's history, and the views of Sydney Harbour Bridge are superb.

What You Can Expect

Sydney Harbour Cruise and Goat Island Walking Tour

Wangi Queen Ferry

Board the historic Wangi Queen Ferry, in Sydney’s historical Rocks district. While cruising to Goat Island, see Sydney's palatial harbor-side homes and learn about the history of some of Sydney Harbour’s landmarks like Kirribilli House, Fort Denison and Admiralty House. You’ll also enjoy the views of two world-famous attractions, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Goat Island, which has restricted, limited access, is the largest of the islands in Sydney Harbour. Over the years, Goat Island has served as a quarry, convict stockade, explosives store, police station and fire station. Today the island forms part of the Sydney Harbour National Park.

On a 1-mile (1.5-km) guided walking tour, learn about Goat Island’s colorful past and visit some of Australia's most important and intact convict-built structures. Take in the historic surroundings, and visit the early-1800s military gun-powder magazine, the soldiers’ barracks complex and Sydney’s oldest water police station. You’ll learn what convict life was like on Goat Island, from their punishments to their cramped sleeping quarters and food.

After your guided walking tour receive a complimentary drink before re-boarding the ferry. Then it’s time to relax and enjoy a cold buffet feast with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine! As you eat, enjoy the surrounding views of Sydney Harbour before returning back to Campbell's Cove.

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Itinerary

Sample Menu:

Entree:

• Grilled Chorizo Slices (GF)
• Spinach and Feta Cheese Puff Pastry Triangles (V)

Main Buffet:
• Chicken Skewers with Satay Nuts
• Vegetable Skewers (V) (GF)
• Rice Salad (V) (GF)
• Greek Salad (V) (GF)

Dessert
• Chocolate Brownies
• Cheese and Crackers (V) (GF)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Brilliant trip. Our driver and guide was excellent, keeping us well informed and happy the whole trip. The penguins were wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I really loved goat island and the ship to and back was fantastic ......5 stars plus

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