Islands of Sydney Harbour
Step aboard a privately chartered vessel to explore seldom-visited islands in Sydney Harbour to uncover the city’s naval and industrial development.
Embark from Circular Quay and sail past heritage-listed Fort Denison to Garden and Shark Islands. In Middle Harbour, chart the course of the Japanese midget submarines that entered Sydney in 1942 and the sinking of the HMAS Kuttabul during this attack from the vantage point of the water.
Go onshore at Goat Island, known as Mel-mel to the Gadigal people and once inhabited by Bennelong and Barangaroo, to understand the changing role of the island, from gunpowder storage depot to site of the first water police station. On Clark Island, admire the world-class panorama of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Enjoy lunch on board the vessel before taking a tour of Cockatoo Island, where the Southwest Pacific’s main ship repair facility during World War II survives and is testament to the fascinating maritime and naval history of the harbour city.