Sub Base Platypus Walking Tour

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  • 10:45 AM
  • 12:00 PM
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Go behind the scenes of a historic gasworks, torpedo factory and submarine base that was off-limits to the public for 150 years. Running select Saturdays, the Sub Base Platypus Walking Tour is a 60-minute guided journey through the different layers of history at the site. Ticket holders will have an opportunity to explore buildings from different eras and learn about the First Nations, industrial and military heritage of this emerging community hub. 

Cost: $25 adults & $15 child 

Hours & times: Tours run on select Saturdays at 10:45am & 1:00pm.

Meeting point: The tour starting location is outside the Rangers Station, 120 High Street, North Sydney NSW 2060 

Planning your trip: You an access Sub Base Platypus by ferry at North Sydney wharf or by bus. Please visit for timetables. There is very limited public parking around the site. 

COVID Safety:

As a registered COVID Safe business, we require ticketholders to use the Service NSW app to scan a QR code and ensure a COVID Safe check-in at Cockatoo Island. Ahead of your tour, please ensure you have downloaded the app to your mobile device

[Note: When you check using the app, only Cockatoo Island’s location and the time of visit is recorded. This information is stored for 28 days and only for the purpose of contact tracing, if necessary.]

All participants mush ensure they:

  • maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres from others;
  • have not travelled overseas in the last 14 days;
  • have not been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days; and
  • are not unwell and have not demonstrated any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.

Terms & Conditions:

  • The tour is 60 minutes in duration and involves a steep incline, some uneven surfaces and is not suitable for mobility scooters.
  • A moderate level of fitness and mobility are required on this tour. 
  • Please wear suitable and sensible walking shoes. The Harbour Trust advises that high heels, thongs and loose sandals are not recommended to wear during tours
  • Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in cases of extreme weather.Please being wet weather gear if required. 
  • 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, however children 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.
  • Tickets are non-refundable, transfers can be made up to seven (7) days prior to the tour date.
  • The Harbour Trust reserves the right to terminate any tour at any time.

Image credit: Ben Guthrie, The Guthrie Project

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