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Navy in Sydney Harbour Cruise, East – 25 August 2023

Fri 25 Aug, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia
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This cruise provides an opportunity to learn more about a selection of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) activities and facilities in Sydney Harbour.

The places you will see and learn about include;

Dawe’s Point. The story of the observatory built by Lt William Dawes and the construction of the gun battery.

Sydney Cove. The story of Fort Macquarie and the Navy activities to protect ships and the colony after the arrival of the first fleet.

Garden Island. The first use of Garden Island as a garden and its later development. The construction of the Captain Cook Graving Dock was second largest project after the Snowy Mountain Scheme and larger than the construction of the Harbour bridge.  The story of the hammerhead crane and the role of HMAS KUTTABUL.

HMAS RUSHCUTTER. A Naval Reserve training facility for anti-submarine warfare, diving, and radar.

Clarke Island. The storage of gun barrels during WW II. The midget submarines were also brought here after they were salvaged.

Rose Bay. The story of HMAS TINGIRA that trained over 3,000 sailors from 1912 to 1927.

Watson’s Bay. HMAS WATSON the training centre for maritime warfare. Watson’s Bay was the home base for pilot boats and the lifeboat over the years.

Georges Head. The location of the western end of the anti-submarine boom net during WW II.

Chowder Bay. The base to protect the Harbour with mines during the 1880’s. Now a fuel installation for the RAN.

Bradley’s Head. The story of our first battle and first victory involving HMAS SYDNEY I and the SMS EMDEN.

Neutral Bay –  Sub Base Platypus. Home of the six OBERON class submarines for 30 years.


Individuals: $80 per person.
Groups: $75 per person (minimum group size 10 people)

If booking for a group of 10 or more enter coupon code CRUISE5 at checkout to receive $5 off each ticket.

If you can organize a group of 60 to 75 people it may be possible to schedule a dedicated cruise for you.

More Information & Bookings


Fri 25 Aug
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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King Street Wharf
Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia


Naval Historical Society of Australia
02 9537 0035
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