North Fort Tours
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TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF TOUR: In light of recent Government advice surrounding COVID-19, this tour is suspended until late 2020. Our priority is to limit the transmission of the virus and ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. 


North Fort played a major role in the Defence of Sydney. This once active army base, chosen for its location at the entrance to Sydney Harbour was part of a coastal defence system stretching over 300 kms. The 9.2 inch guns which once stood in the imposing emplacements at North Fort had a firing range of 26kms and 9 soldiers were required to fire the gun. After seeing Australia’s Memorial Walk and the WWII fortifications above ground the tour descends into the underground tunnel complex, over 200 metres long, where soldiers supported those above by working in the Magazine and Shell store and providing power from the Engine Room. On this 90 minute tour, you will walk in the footsteps of soldiers, both above and below ground, hear how they protected our shores and experience magnificent harbour views.


Suspended until further notice


Saturday at 10:30am and 1:00pm

Sunday at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2pm

Cost:   $10 adult, $7 child/concession. Booking fees apply. 


  Tour departs from the Visitor Centre at North Fort

Group tours: 

Subject to guide availability, we accept private bookings for groups of at least ten people. To request a private group tour, complete our enquiry form


Tour information:

  • The tour is 90 minutes and includes steep stairs, bush tracks and underground tunnels
  • A moderate level of fitness and mobility is required on this tour
  • Wear suitable walking shoes, bring a sunhat or wet weather clothing if needed
  • Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in cases of extreme weather. Participants will be notified via SMS if the tour is cancelled and a full refund of the ticket price (less booking fees) will be made
  • Tours are family friendly, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • You must comply with all directions of the Guides, Rangers and Security
  • For safety reasons, maximum tour numbers cannot be exceeded
  • Dogs, bicycles and smoking are not allowed on the tour and the tour is not suitable for wheelchairs, strollers or prams
  • Toilets and a café are located near the Visitor Centre
  • Tickets are non-refundable, transfers can be made up to seven (7) days prior to the tour date.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this tour contains stories and images of deceased people.


Getting to North Fort

Bt car:  Drive along North Head Scenic Drive, through Parkhill Archway and past roundabout. Continue for approximately 2 kms. The entrance to North Fort is on your left and signposted. Follow the driveway through the stone wall to the car park inside. The Visitor Centre is next to the car park near the stone wall.

On foot: As above or if coming from Shelly Beach, walk through North Head Sanctuary (former School of Artillery) along the internal North Fort Rd and through the stone wall. Follow the road around to your right. The Visitor Centre is on your right below the car park.  


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