Headland Park Tunnels & Gunners Tour
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.