Sydney has an association with submarines that started in 1914 with the arrival of the first two Royal Australian Navy submarines – AE1 and AE2.
This association with torpedoes, submarines and submariners has continued ever since.
As Sydney Harbour was the only place in Australia to have ships attacked by submarines there is a story to tell.
Come with us on a tour of Sub Base Platypus to hear the story from those who know.
The tour will be led by knowledgeable guides from the Naval Historical Society of Australia.
Tour commences at 10.30am at North Sydney Ferry Wharf.
Tour will proceed rail, hail or shine.
Please bring water bottle and hat since it will be an outside tour.
While Sub Base Platypus is on several levels and there are stairs and lifts, the tour
will be on the flat to gently rising surfaces.
The tour finishes at 12.30 pm inside Sub Base Platypus.
Meeting point: The tour starting location is outside the Rangers Station, 120 High Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
Planning your trip: You an access Sub Base Platypus by ferry at North Sydney wharf or by bus. Please visit transportnsw.info for timetables. There is ample public parking on the site inside the old Torpedo Factory entranced from High Street and clearly marked .
Cost: $25 adults & $10 child
Come with us on a tour of Sub Base Platypus to hear the RAN’s story of torpedoes, submarines, submariners and the men and women who supported them.