Tunnels and Gunners Tour

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The Harbour Trust presents the Tunnels and Gunners Tour – a journey into the military history of Georges Heights, one of the precincts of Headland Park, Mosman


Featuring gun emplacements, underground tunnels and other military relics dating back to the 1870s, Georges Heights once played a crucial role in the defence of Sydney Harbour.


During our 90-minute, volunteer-run Tunnels and Gunners Tour, an experienced volunteer guide will lead you through a set of demilitarised fortifications surrounded by coastal bushland, including tunnels off limits to the general public.


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  • Cost: $11 per adult, $8 per child (12 & under) and $8 per concession holder.

  • Days/Times: Tour runs the first Sunday of the month at 10:45am. Duration of the tour is 90 minutes. 

  • Meeting point: Hospital on the Hill Exhibition, 21 Best Ave, Mosman NSW 2088.


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 conditionsThis tour involves underground tunnels, 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. Dogs, bicycles and smoking are not permitted.

  • What to bring: Suitable walking shoes, a sunhat and wet weather gear (if needed). Please provide your own torch for the tunnels (phone torch is adequate)

  • 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 Georges Heights, including by public transport, see Georges Heights – Visitor Overview. This webpage also contains information on visitor parking and public facilities.


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

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Harbour Trust 21 Best Avenue
Mosman, NSW 2088