Key info for Tour Organisers

Enquiries

Contact our tour coordinator as early as possible.

We'll tell you all the things related to your tour, including dates, costs, travel arrangements, and tour preparation.

Tour party sizes

Tour groups are limited to a maximum of 24 persons.

We're always keen to work with individuals or small groups. Just call us to discuss.

When and how long

Tours are run on Thursday mornings and take about 60-90 minutes.

Preparation

  • Weather - Tours go ahead rain, hail or shine. Bring your own wet-weather gear.
  • Mobility - There is a lot of walking involved and some stairs. Tour group members need to be relatively mobile.
  • Sensible footwear - Sensible footwear is a must.
  • Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and bottled water - The tour is mainly outdoors. Come prepared, even if the weather is overcast.

Please note: The tour is not open to children under 12 years of age.

Getting to Garden Island

Most tour groups will travel to Garden Island by ferry departing Circular Quay. Your tour coordinator will advise which ferry you should catch and a Tour Guide will meet your group upon arrival and escort you to the Boatshed for a briefing.

If your tour group is travelling by coach, a Tour Guide will meet the coach at the main gates. Your coach cannot accompany you on the tour but there is coach parking available.

After the tour

There is still plenty to do after the tour.

The public access area offers many pleasant places to eat your own lunch or you can use the free BBQ facilities. Or, you can lunch at The Salthorse Cafe in the RAN Heritage Centre - the cafe can become quite busy so its worth having alternative lunch arrangements, such as proceeding on to Watsons Bay or returning to Circular Quay, .

At the conclusion of the tour you can choose to explore the RAN Heritage Centre located in the public access area at your leisure.

Whatever you do, don't forget that the last ferry leaves the Island at 4:00pm.