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Goat Island

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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US$ 60.70*
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Sydney Harbour Cruise and Goat Island Walking Tour
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24-Hour Pass: Sydney Harbour Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise with Optional Taronga Zoo...

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lots of history but no goats.

Our family decided to celebrate mother's day with a family excursion so travelled to Sydney then joined the tour group at Circular Quay. Our tour guide was a fount of knowledge... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
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Buderim, Australia
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Buderim, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Our family decided to celebrate mother's day with a family excursion so travelled to Sydney then joined the tour group at Circular Quay. Our tour guide was a fount of knowledge and certainly made the whole experience an interesting one. The views from every aspect of the island are spectacular with so many photo opportunities. It seemed a shame to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The cruise on the Harbour aboard the old Wangi Queen was a good start to the day and then the tour led by Ryan of Goat Island was also good. We were fed and there was also refreshments while on the boat. Water was also provided for the tour of Goat Island.

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1 Thank PHIKEL
Sydney, Australia
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211 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had bought tickets back in October for the New Year's Eve event on Goat Island. It cost around $200 with booking fee and was well worth the money - the views were absolutely spectacular and the fireworks were amazing. Limited to 780 people, you need to book your tickets quick. Unfortunately I waited a day too late which meant... More 

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4 Thank BiteSizeTraveller
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the historical walking tour of goat island. Esther our guide was absolutely wonderful, very knowledgeable and very funny. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!

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Thank Ashleigh M
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Enjoy a great day out at Goat Island the tour host Colin was very informative about the history and the convicts who built the structures that are still standing today Would recommend to young and old.

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1 Thank Mike M
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Flagrant false advertising. There were no goats, much disappointment. I think I'll try my luck in Lakemba. There's bound to be goats there.

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10 Thank JamesAde
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

New years eve on goat island is brilliant, plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the fireworks and the sail by,unobstructed views of the bridge,short ferry ride all adds to a great evening,

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8 Thank drolands245
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Incredible place to spend NYE in Sydney. Tickets are under $200pp and the island is BYO alcohol and food. There are two ferries in (one at 6.30pm and the next at 7.15) - we booked on the first boat so that we had the best chance at a great view…and a great view we had! We were directly in front... More 

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

I can't begin to describe how incredible our experience was of goat island on New Year's Eve 2014! We did our research and booked early around August time. We went for the 6.30pm ferry (the earliest time) very glad we did because it guaranteed us an amazing spot. You have a completely unrestricted view of the fireworks and the atmosphere... More 

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4 Thank Stephanie L
St. Louis Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

Not bad...the food and drinks were great, information was good but if you wanted more info about the prisoners and people that came to Goat Island, that was lacking.

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