Absorb the convict and maritime history of Sydney Harbour’s largest island. Once a convict prison and a dockyard for shipbuilding, today Cockatoo Island features immense industrial workshops, prison barracks, underground silos, tunnels and two magnificent docks. Our hour and a half tour offers an overview of the island’s history and features some of the best examples of early colonial history in Sydney. A must for anyone interested in the history of Sydney and its maritime past.
Details: Leave Nctle 7.45 am return approx 6pm. Cost: $80 $70 National Trust members and concession holders. Ferry fare $5.20 each way or $2.50concession. Lunch available at the Muster Station Café or bring your own picnic. Tour involves a lot of walking and will go ahead in wet weather. Enquiries:Pat Turnbull 49275135 or email email@example.com. Cockatoo website www.cockatooisland.gov.au/see/tours