Sub Base Platypus Walking Tour

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The Harbour Trust presents the Sub Base platypus Walking Tour – a journey through the history of a heritage gasworks and submarine base in Sydney.


Running select Saturdays, the Sub Base Platypus Walking Tour is a 60-minute guided journey through the different layers of history at Sub Base Platypus.


Located on the foreshore of North Sydney in Cammeraygal Country, the site now known as Sub Base Platypus was formerly a torpedo factory, submarine base and gasworks.


Ticket holders will learn about the First Nations, industrial and military heritage of this emerging community hub, including remnant buildings from different eras. 


Quick overview



  • Cost: $26 per adult, $16 per child (12 & under) and $16 per senior/concession holder.

  • Hours & times: tours run on select Saturdays at 10:45am & 12pm

  • Meeting point: Courtyard, Torpedo Factory, Sub Base Platypus, 120 High Street, North Sydney.


Important info



  • Content warning: Although this is an all-ages tour, people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Further, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are advised that the tour contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased people.

  • Site conditions: This tour involves a steep incline and some uneven surfaces, and it is not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. A moderate level of fitness and mobility is required. You must comply with all directions of the Guides, Rangers and Security.

  • What to bring: Suitable walking shoes, a sunhat and wet weather gear (if needed).

  • Weather conditions: Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather. Participants will be notified via email if the tour is cancelled and a full refund of the ticket price will be made.


Plan ahead


For information about getting to Sub Base Platypus, including by public transport, see Sub Base Platypus – Visitor Overview. This webpage also contains information on visitor parking and public facilities.


See also: Harbour Trust Visitor Destinations (overview) and Harbour Trust Tours Program.

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Sub Base Platypus 120 High Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060