Headland Park Tunnels & Gunners Tour

Visit two sets of fortifications dating back to the 1870’s, one of which is completely underground. Hear about the role this commanding harbour location has played in Sydney's defence over many years and the lives of the soldiers based here.

View the entrance to Sydney Harbour from the Georges Heights Lookout, giving an idea of the strategic importance of this location. The tour includes visiting 2 sets of fortifications open only via guided tour. The barracks and first set of fortifications date from the 1870s and were designed by the Government Architect James Barnett who also designed Sydney’s GPO building. The group will be taken through a labyrinth of tunnels which connected 6 original gun emplacements which held four 80 pound guns and two 68 pound guns. These gun emplacements were hewn out of the natural sandstone. After a walk along a harbour side bush track the group will visit a second set of fortifications, this one built in 1877 and completely underground. You will hear how these fortifications were designed to protect Sydney from the threat of invasion. The tour ends in the Headland Park park lands with an Artists Precinct and cafe on site.

Event date

Event Details

28 Best Avenue, Mosman, New South Wales
Parking available in Suakin Drive car park. Cross Suakin Drive and walk down Best Ave. Meet at Bldg 21 "The Hospital on the Hill" exhibition.
Sunday 5 May : 10:45am - 12:15pm
Entry fees:
Adults $10, Children $$ 7.00, Concession $7, Family $$ 20.00
Prebooking requiredhttp://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/tours
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Must have good mobility, not suitable for wheelchairs, prams, walking aids. Bush tracks & underground tunnels inlcuded.