Sydney Harbour National Park protects various islands
and foreshore areas around one of the world's most famous harbours. It contains
rare pockets of the bushland which was once common around Sydney, and in these
remnants you'll find a surprising range of native animals living in the park.
But beyond the scenery, there's a lot of history, mystery and cultural heritage
waiting to be discovered. You'll find buildings constructed with convict labour;
historic maritime and military installations; and the Quarantine Station which
used to protect Sydneysiders from infectious diseases. You'll also find many
Aboriginal sites - signposts of an ancient cultural heritage that still lives
on, despite the devastating impact of colonisation.
tours of Fort Denison and the other harbour islands, with their
intriguing stories and great views.
- The contrasting landscapes of the Manly Scenic Walkway, which takes you
past exclusive waterfront suburbs, native coastal heath and subtropical
- The many guided tours in the park, from bush food tours around Bradleys
Head to night-time ghost walks in the Quarantine Station.
- A swim and a picnic at historic Nielsen Park, which has been an important
part of harbourside life since the early 20th century.