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Enjoy exclusive access to Goat Island on 3-hour excursion that includes a leisurely guided walking tour on Goat Island and a 1.5-hour Sydney Harbour cruise aboard a traditional vessel. Goat Island can only be visited with a tour in order to preserve its many historic sites, including some of Australia's oldest convict-built structures. Get great photo ops of Sydney icons during your Goat Island excursion, which includes a 1.5-hour Sydney Harbour lunch cruise with complimentary sparkling wine and juice.
  • 3-hour tour with Goat Island walking tour and Sydney Harbour lunch cruise
  • Admire landmark structures, parks and mansions on Sydney Harbour
  • Learn about Goat Island's convict history and recent developments during an easy walking tour with an expert guide
  • See monuments from Australia’s convict history
  • Sail past harborside mansions of Sydney’s elite set
  • Bring your camera for great photo ops of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch served on board the vessel with complimentary sparkling wine and juice

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Opt for this cruise for a more in-depth harbor tour, as Goat Island can only be visited with a guide.
Make your own way to Campbell Cove, located in Sydney’s historic Rocks district, and step on board a traditional vessel for your cruise over to Goat Island, part of Sydney Harbour National Park.

As you cross the harbor, take in clear views of waterside mansions and note Sydney Harbour landmarks like Kirribilli House, Fort Denison and Admiralty House. Enjoy a great vantage point on two of Sydney's most famous attractions: the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Upon your arrival at Goat Island, follow your expert guide for a one-mile (1.5-km) walking tour. Learn about Goat Island’s long history as you visit important sites such as the soldiers’ barracks, the Queens Magazine—where gunpowder was stored in the early 1800s, and the oldest water police station in Sydney. Hear about the tough conditions for convicts who were sent to Goat Island to labor in the quarries, and see some of Australia's most intact and important convict-built structures.

Wind down after your guided walking tour with a complimentary sparkling wine before returning to your vessel. Back on board, have time to relax and snack on a cold buffet lunch that is served with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice. Continue to soak in stunning views as the ferry cruises around Sydney Harbour before returning to Campbell's Cove at the end of your 3-hour tour.


Itinerary Menu

Starter: BBQ Choritzo slices (GF) Spinach and cheese triangles

Main: Mild spiced chicken with mushroom, capsicum, baby spinach and Spanish onion (GF) Sweet potato, eggplant and tomato with lentils (V and GF) Salads: Roast pumpkin, zucchini, mixed bean with sultanas, sunflower seeds and coconut (GF) Eastern spiced cous cous (made from wheat) with lemon, corn, peas, carrot and fresh herbs Wild rice salad with sultanas, sun dried tomato, shallots and mint (GF)

Dessert Chocolate brownies


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Jun 2018

This tour was amazing!

, Jan 2018

The local tour company was great. Viator on the other hand left some things to be desired. We booked this tour with a 1 pm departure. The time changed to 10:15 and no one from Viator called us. The local company made good and put us on a 1:30 tour but it did not have the walking tour. If you book through Viator make sure to verify the information multiple times.

, Jan 2018

Terrific tour! Thank you to the awesome Tour Guide Keegan - great sense of humour, very keen to keep us all well informed and safe. The Captain and ship crew were just wonderful, really friendly, helpful and professional.
Lovely few glasses of champers with some very nice food and nibbles along the way. Plenty of water to keep us hydrated on the ship and the walk, too, which was appreciated!
Goat Island has a pretty amazing history, delivered beautifully by Keegan sorry if I have spelled your name wrong, mate!. Beautiful views of Sydney Harbour, the bridge and other parts of inner Sydney along the water front.
Thanks guys for a terrific experience!

, Dec 2017

A MUST Tour! Really great history provided of the Goat Island and the walking tour wasn't bad either had a sprained ankle and I was able to make it. Craig and Esther were great tour guides and as an added bonus, Craig sang native songs to illustrate what the convicts went through. If there is a negative, it would be the mention of other tour group i.e. not giving them as good reviews. Their tour is great enough on its own and is not offered by any others in the same manner so it is fantastic.

, Jan 2017

Total rip off. The tour was cut off by 45 minutes without any real explanation. You should be ashamed offering tours of this poor quality at such high prices.

, Dec 2015

Terrible experience - departure point was changed by tour operator and an email sent 3 hours prior to departure - sat at departure point on original reservation for an hour nobody shows up - finally called number and was advised that we had to run to catch another 2 hour tour at a wharg 1 mile away

, Sep 2015

The tour of Goat Island was very informative and interesting and hard to believe so much history is there, untouched in our harbour. The Ferry was very old and probably could do with an interior makeover, and lunch was a bit disappointing....... But plenty of Champagne !!!!!!

, Sep 2015

Goat Island was very interesting but lunch and the ferry boat could use some updating.

, Jun 2015

Very relaxing and informative tour

, May 2015

Tour of Goat Island was very good. A more structured commentary of the Sydney habor sights would have made that portion of the trip better. Commentary was limited to the island guides pointing out highlights. If you were not near a guide on the boat, you did not hear anything about the habor.

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