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Convicts & Castles: Goat Island Walking Tour Including Sydney Harbour Cruise

NSW, Australia
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3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Get a peak into Australia’s dark past with a guided tour of Goat Island. Visit this convict stockade-turned-national park with an informative local guide and take an entertaining walking tour. Enjoy a cruise through Sydney Harbor, eat a delicious champagne lunch, and explore the country’s history as a penal colony—all on one fun and fascinating excursion.
  • Explore Australia’s penal colony history on a guided walking tour
  • Get a different perspective on Sydney with a cruise to Goat Island
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with chilled bubbly
  • Learn about Australia’s early convicts with an informative local guide

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Lori M
, Jun 2018

This tour was amazing!

Marnie W
, 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!

California Tourist
, 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.

Dimitri M
, 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.

Albert B
, 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

Jillian M
, 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 !!!!!!

Kathryn R
, Sep 2015

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

Michael R
, Jun 2015

Very relaxing and informative tour

Linda S. N
, 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.

Product code: 5067P20

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