Sydney Frog Frenzy 

Sydney frogs and educational craft kits

Sydney is renowned for its natural beauty of lush bushlands and incredible wetlands. The bushland is dominated by Sydney Sandstone Gully Forests, home to Sydney peppermint (Eucalyptus piperata) and Sydney Red Gums (Angophora costata) trees. These trees provide immense shade, leaf litter and enhance soil moisture on the ground within the bushland of Sydney. Bordering Sydney’s bushland are the wetlands which include marshes, coastal swamps, and creeks too. In these places you may find plants such as the Coral Fern (Gleichenia dicarpa), Spiny-head Matt-rush (Lomandra longifolia) or even Knobby Club-rush (Ficinia nodosa). These plants provide perfect habitat for local frogs of Sydney and where there are frogs, you have a healthy environment. Chances are, where you find frogs there will be a high biodiversity in flora and fauna too.

Have you heard or seen any frogs lately? 

Although frogs are usually small and unseen, Sydney’s frog population continues to fluctuate in most environments and there are a few factors that influence these changes. Whether it is water quality and quantity, habitat loss, invasive species, diseases or changes in local weather patterns, frogs are very sensitive to environmental changes. In Sydney’s winter last year, there were many frog sightings during the daytime but frogs are usually nocturnal and in addition, there were many reports of frog deaths with red markings on their bellies and feet. Could it be the deadly Chytrid Fungus or something else causing frog deaths? Nonetheless, it is not clear as yet to what the cause was but what is clear now, there is an increase in Sydney’s frog populations. 

What about the recent rainfall?

With the increased rainfall and mild temperatures experienced in Sydney lately, there has been more frog sightings and less reports of frog deaths. Frogs to be on the lookout for is the Red-crowned Toadlet (Pseudophyne australis), Green Stream Frog (Litoria phyllochroa), Common Eastern Froglet (Crinia signifera), Striped Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes peronii) as well as the Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea). Sydney Harbour National Park, Manly Dam and the ‘Brick Pit’ in Olympic Park are ideal places to explore Sydney’s bushland and wetlands and spot a frog frenzy.

Frogs on our tours

On our tours in Sydney Harbour National Park such as our Bradleys Head Tour, we often show our visitors the adorable Red-crowned Toadlets hidden among the Coral Fern along the rocky ditches. So, whether you are spotting frogs by yourself, with children or with an ecotourism certified business like us, always admire frogs from afar and avoid disturbing their environment.

Have you seen our frog frenzy kits for kids? 

EcoWalks Tours Frog Frenzy Kits are now available. Our educational craft kits have proven to be a huge hit with curious kids. These kits are eco friendly as they are made from ethically and environmentally sourced materials. Materials include recycled paper, eco friendly paints, vegetable based inks, Australian air dried clay and plaster as well as composting cellophane packaging. The kit also includes our fun facts cards on each frog. These cards focus on the Red-Crowned Toadlet, Striped Marsh Frog as well as the Green and Golden Bell Frog. With a range of 7 different eco friendly paint colours, your kids are going to love painting their own frog. The perfect idea for gifts, birthday presents as well as the best activity for kids to do indoors on a rainy day.

Purchase your Frog Frenzy Kits here

Celebrating the natural, historical and traditional heritage of Sydney Harbour whilst in lockdown.

Sydney Harbour Tourism Walks

Photo Credit: Destination NSW

Staying connected and celebrating the natural, historical and traditional heritage of Sydney Harbour whilst in lockdown, I decided to post a picture a day on our Instagram for seven days.

Using the #7daysofsydneyharbour, I invited our followers to post their favourite photos of Sydney Harbour and use this tag too. So, in case you missed it, I’ll catch you up on our recent campaign to stay connected on our Instagram.

Day 1 Athol Bay

Boat docked in Athol Bay with views of Sydney Harbour, Mosman.There was no better place to start our virtual tour of Sydney Harbour then here in Athol Bay. Our Georges Head Walking Tour and our Picturesque Mosman Heritage Walking Tour start here in Athol Bay. It is here where our visitors experience the walk along the sandy shoreline of this magical place. Photo credit:Destination NSW.

Day 2 Obelisk Bay

Obelisk Bay is an ideal place for bird watching and snorkelling as there is amazing fish life thriving here in the shallows. This attracts the local ospreys, sea eagles, falcons and a variety of cormorants here to fish. But think twice about bringing your camera or binoculars as Obelisk Bay is one of the few beaches in Sydney Harbour that allow clothing as an option.


Day 3 Collins Beach

Recently, the wonderful Susan Moylan-Coombs and Caroline Glass-Pattison of the Gaimaragal Group perform a ‘Welcome to Country’ with their families and friends. They often conduct smoking ceremonies and ochre blessings to bring people together and connect to heal country. Photo Credit:Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW.


Day 4 Quarantine Station

Quarantine Station Walk

This is a place where thousands of passengers aboard ships and would endure the 4 month journey to Sydney only to arrive in Spring Cove to endure a quarantine. Yes, just like our lockdown. Recently, we have opened our new ‘Wildlife Meanders Tour’ for bookings and we super excited to be guiding you on this one!


Day 5 Balmoral Beach

Balmoral Beach SunriseThis place has a special place in everyone’s heart. For those of you who walk, run, swim, picnic, sail, bike or occasionally surf here, you’ll know what I mean. After last year’s lockdown, I had the pleasure of coordinating the local Heart Foundation Mosman Walking Group where we would walk along Balmoral Beach every Wednesday afternoon. Photo credit:Chris Meredith.


Day 6 Booraghee

Two Kookaburras

In 1788 Booraghee was renamed Bradleys Head after First Fleet Lieutenant, William Bradley. However, it was the home of the Borogegal Clan who were the original custodians of this area and occupied parts of Middle Head Peninsula foreshore for thousands of years before White European settlers arriving.


Day 7 Golden Grove

Golden Grove Sydney FerrY

One of the mightiest Sydney Ferries on the Harbour is the Golden Grove of the First Fleet Class. Since 1985, this workhorse has operated countless trips to Taronga Zoo Wharf from Circular Quay but still this is one of the best ways to see Sydney Harbour other then our walking tours. Photo credit: Quest North Sydney.


Stay connected during our lockdown in Sydney and support local

I hope you have enjoyed our #7daysofsydneyharbour celebrating the natural, historical and traditional heritage of Sydney Harbour.

Remember, stay connected during this lockdown and support our local tour business through these three simply ways: Share this blog, follow our social media and purchase a gift voucher to use once you get our of lockdown.

Sydney Harbour EcoWalks Tours

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Psst….Have You Heard Yet?

Sydney’s own EcoWalks Tours completed the ECO Certificate program.  

Here at EcoWalks Tours we have once again proven our sustainable business practices surpass industry standards. Recently, we successfully passed Ecotourism Australia’s internationally recognised audit program.

Photo Credit: Destination NSW

So, why did we undergo an audit?

We wanted to show the WORLD that we promote and uphold the highest standards of sustainability. So we went ahead and shifted our focus on excelling in the internationally accredited ECO Certification program which Ecotourism Australia endorses.

Ecotourism Australia CEO Rod Hillman says that by

“Having an auditor is essential in ensuring transparency and the authenticity of a business’ claims to sustainability.”

So, we conducted our evaluations, adjustments and refinements over several months along our sustainable journey.

But, what does this mean?

Well, we provide excellence in sustainable tourism and the audit was essential for identifying and enhancing our tour business. It provided opportunities for reflection as well as useful resources for improving and adapting our business operations.

Community and Consultation with Gaimaragal Group

Also along our sustainable journey, we reached out to enhance community partnerships with the Gaimaragal Group. This was for us to learn more about and promote local Aboriginal histories and cultural practices within Sydney Harbour National Park. Auditor Fiona Sleight says that she was particularly impressed with

“our consulting and working with Indigenous organisations to enhance the understanding of Sydney’s cultural heritage.”  

As a result of our community consultation and connection with our local Aboriginal representatives, we have been invited to host a walking tour celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Gai-mariagal Festival.

So, we are proud to be hosting a cultural experience later in this year to enhance community connections and learning of Aboriginal heritage.

Discussing community activities for the future

Lee De Gail, Matthew Springall and Susan Moylan-Coombs at Caba Caba looking over Borogegal land along the shores of Sydney Harbour National Park.

Three Sydney boutique hotels you need to know about!

Where do you stay in the Lower North Shore?

Glenferrie Lodge

Large heritage hotel in Kirribilli

Glenferrie Lodge

This place provides essential and easy access to Sydney Harbour’s foreshore, North Sydney, Circular Quay and Sydney’s CBD. Located in Kirribilli, this boutique budget hotel provides quintessential amenities for travelling families and discerning travellers seeking a quiet place to unwind. 

Easily recognisable by its unique design and boosting large decorative verandahs along the front of the hotel with timber posts and timber railings, offers guests with a perfect place to sit and relax. Unique to The Glenferrie Lodge is the family and pet friendly garden and outdoor entertaining area. It has a large grassed area, challenging, robust and safe play equipment for children to busy themselves with. Also, there is comfortable outdoor furniture for travellers to relax on whilst under cover enjoying breakfast. Furthermore, The Glenferrie Lodge is a place of heritage and is ideal for all guests wanting to stay in an affordable hotel in near proximity to all of Sydney’s attractions.

Visit Glenferrie Lodge for bookings and further information.

Cremorne Point Manor

Sydney’s Cremorne Point Manor

The Cremorne Point Manor

The Cremorne Point Manor welcomes all travellers and offers a variety of essential services that exceeds expectations. As a AAA tourism rated 4 Star Harbourside Guesthouse, it has 29 spacious rooms that offers visitors privacy and comfort. Perfect for weekend getaways. Nestled among the quiet harbourside streets of Sydney’s Lower North Shore, it provides excellent access to Sydney Harbour’s foreshore pathways, parklands and reserves as well as essential public transport. The Cremorne Point Manor is a beautifully restored heritage hotel that harnesses a relaxed atmosphere with an air of sophistication to accommodate all visitor needs. Additionally, The Cremorne Point Manor has had a long history of providing exceptional services to its guests and will continue to impress its visitors.

Visit Cremorne Point Manor for bookings and further information.

Albert Hotel

From the red-tiled roofs of comfort,

And the gardens and lawns of taste;

Safe from the city’s clamour,

And safe from the city’s Haste;

From a vision of range and ocean,

And a hint of the sea-cliffs grey,

Look down from the heights of Mosman,

To the depths of Mosman’s Bay. 

Henry Lawson

Situated at the top of Cowles Road in Mosman, safe from the city’s clamour and haste, is the newly refurbished boutique heritage hotel, The Albert. With 26 stylishly appointed rooms available for guests to unwind and enjoy the contemporary furnishings, The Albert is the ideal place to stay whilst visiting Sydney. 

Mosman is an exquisite place to visit, with a rich tapestry of old world history and charm. Its streets are aligned with red-tiled roofs and gardens of taste that will sure show you old charm. Staying at The Albert provides guests with the opportunity to walk these streets and visit destinations such as Balmoral Beach, Middle Head, Bradleys Head and Mosman Bay.

Visit The Albert for bookings and further information.

Heritage hotel refurbished


Top Things to Spot Along Georges Head Walk with EcoWalks Tours

A walk in nature is meant to do wonders for the soul, so on this beautiful bushwalk from Taronga Wharf to Georges Head you can immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes of Sydney Harbour National Park. From rocky foreshores to secluded beaches and native bushland, there’s more than just the native flora and fauna to admire.

Take the time to really slow down and pay attention to the finer details of the environment as you pass over wooden boardwalk, stroll under towering Sydney Red Gums and enter temperate rainforests. You’ll be quickly surprised at how much you will discover in just a short amount of time. So, the next time you walk between Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay, here’s just some of the iconic natural, cultural and historical wonders you could be lucky enough to spot, especially on a Sydney walking tour.

Native Plant Life

Tread slowly and carefully along the walking track and it won’t be long until you start admiring all types of flowers and plants that call Sydney Harbour National Park their home. Look around to admire the tall Grass Tree, the beautiful and hardy Blueberry Ash, or the velvety white flowers and silvery grey foliage of the Flannel Flower. You’re also likely to see Rosemary Heath, Banksia, Sunshine Wattle, Flax-seed Wattle, Crowea, Fuschia Heath and much more.

If you’re not very good at identifying flowers then your Sydney walking guide will be able to give you their common name, scientific name and its uses. Remember that different times of the year will show different flowers at their best, so you can come back time and time again. Alternatively, the Royal Botanic Gardens has a fabulous display of native plants, if you have time to explore Sydney further.

Birds and Other Animals

The Sydney Harbour National Park is home to 150 bird species so you’re sure to spot at least one type of bird during your walk. You’re likely to see cockatoos and the noisy Common Mynas, but if you stop, look and listen, it won’t take long to spot and hear other iconic Australian birdlife. Look out for the rainbow lorikeets, the scarlet red of the king parrots, the laughing Kookaburra, the cute New Holland Honey Eaters or white-bellied Sea Eagle.

You could also spot the brush turkeys (also known as bush turkeys) digging in the ground, water dragons sitting statue-like on a rock or brushtail or ringtail possums hiding in the trees. Stop and listen carefully to hear the croaking of frogs from the marshes. During whale watching season, you might also be lucky enough to witness the migrating humpback whales between the Sydney Heads. If you’re a wildlife lover, then it’s best to walk earlier in the day or just before dusk to see the birdlife and wildlife at their most active.

Athol Hall – Athol Gardens Hotel

For architecture and history lovers, be sure to check out the beautiful Athol Hall (Athol Gardens Hotel). In 1872, the Athol Gardens Hotel was granted one of the two publicans’ licences in this area, with the other located at the Clifton Hotel in nearby Chowder Bay. By 1880, the Athol Hotel was advertised as having the best wines, ales, beer and spirits with strict civility. As Athol Hotel grew in popularity, hundreds of excursionists would make their way here at the weekend to picnic in the gardens with spectacular views overlooking the Sydney harbour. This was because Athol Hotel was the only place in Sydney where drinking was permitted on Sundays. Today, Athol Hall is a popular venue for wedding receptions and wedding ceremonies, alongside corporate events and private parties due to its breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour.

Heritage Athol Gardens Hotel

Steaming Trees

You might think you’ve entered a dreamlike fantasy when you see trees steaming in the morning. However, this beautiful sight generally happens when there’s been a heavy rainfall and the tree’s bark soaks up the water. In the morning, as the sun’s warm rays hit the trees, the trees start to heat up and this water evaporates causing this magical effect.

Bradleys Head Gun Emplacements 

Bradleys Head is home to a large collection of military history including a Rifle Wall, defensive ditches, gun emplacements and fort. In a bid to protect Sydney Harbour, the Bradleys Head Battery was completed in 1871 and housed the 68 pounder guns mounted on traversing platforms which could fire up to 1,000 metres. There is a series of connecting underground rooms used to house magazines and shell-stores.

Bradleys Head Amphitheater

Did you know that the Bradleys Head Amphitheatre was actually built on the site where a stunt scene was filmed in the blockbuster film, Mission Impossible 2. Today, the amphitheatre is a popular setting to host weddings and musical performances as well as being the perfect place to watch impressive sunsets whilst admiring the jaw dropping views of the Sydney city skyline.

Doric Stone Column

Arrive at Bradleys Head Amphitheatre and you will see a Doric stone column just off the headland on a rock platform in the water. This column marks one of six that were taken from the first Sydney General Post Office after it was demolished in 1863 and placed in different positions throughout Sydney. This particular column was erected near the jetty in 1871 to mark one nautical mile from Fort Denison. It was used to provide accurate sea trial measurements and to test the speed of newly constructed ships.

Sydney Red Gum

Walk beneath the ancient Angophora forest of enormous, sprawling Sydney Red Gums as you follow the spectacular Sydney Harbour foreshore. Be mesmerised by these twisting rusty-coloured giants and embrace the peaceful silence, broken by the sound of chattering birds above. This is undoubtedly one of the highlights of your walk so I recommend to slow it down to really appreciate this beautiful setting.

Sydney Harbour Views

Along with the Sydney Red Gum Trail, your walk between Taronga Wharf to Georges Heights provides you with a plethora of opportunities to admire the breathtaking Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the iconic harbour views. In fact, come New Year’s Eve, Bradleys Head is one of the best locations to view the renowned New Year’s Eve firework display which light up the whole night sky.

The Manor House

As you pass Taylors Bay you will get your first glimpse of The Manor House, a 52-room mansion situated within Clifton Gardens in Mosman. Originally built for William Bakewell in 1904, using a Federation Queen Anne style design, it was later purchased by the Theosophical Society in 1917 who have occupied it ever since. Today, this eye-catching, red-bricked building with terracotta tiled roofing and tall, corbelled chimneys is listed on the heritage register of New South Wales.

Taylors Bay

Looking out across the peaceful, turquoise waters of Taylors Bay, you will be greeted by a small secluded beach and anchored boats in the bay. However, back on the night of 31 May 1942, Taylors Bay was the site where one of the three Japanese midget submarines entered Sydney Harbour, but was fortunately blocked off by the harbour patrol boats Sea Mist, Steady Hour and Yarroma. Sea Mist dropped a depth charger which then brought the midget submarine to the surface upside down and wrecked, where it was later recovered by crane. Hear the full tale of the stealthy midget submarines from your local Sydney walking guide.

Paradise in Sydney

Chowder Bay

Chowder Bay played a vital role in protecting Sydney between the 1890s until 1922. The area was once occupied by the military, but by the 1870s, the British Government withdrew its troops, meaning that Australia had to create its own defence strategy. In 1889, the submarine mining depot was built in Chowder Bay to facilitate the laying of mines in Sydney Harbour to protect Port Jackson from foreign forces. These mines were designed to detonate if an enemy ship entered the harbour. Once the Submarine Mining Corps closed in 1922, Chowder Bay became a depot and barracks for Army engineers before becoming the Army Maritime School from the 1980s until 1997.

Beehive Casemate

Built between 1871 to 1874, this fort was constructed under the supervision of colonial architect James Barnet with the intention to fire on enemy ships navigating into Sydney Harbour. The underground casemate was made of brick and mortar and built into the excavated cavities in the sandstone bedrock. It was one of the first to be locally designed and built after the withdrawal of British troops in 1870 and the Cardwell Reforms. Containing three domed chambers each used as gun emplacements, the chambers had a small hole for the gun to fire towards the Sydney South Head and North Head.

Australian Coat of Arms

Close to the Beehive Casemate, you might spot the Australian coat of arms caved into a rock with the years 1914-41, left behind by those who worked here. On the nearby rockface you can also see a kangaroo and the outline of a soldier wearing his hat. Without the help of a Sydney walking guide to point these historic engravings out to you, it is likely that you will walk right past them.

Australian Coat of Arms Carved into Sandstone

Increase your chances of seeing all of the above during a guided walking tour with EcoWalks Tours.

Take your pick from the 3-hour Georges Head Walk or extend with the 4-hour Middle Head Battery Walk, ending at Balmoral Beach. You can also enquire about our private tours in Sydney.

Written by Fiona Bennett at Bitesize Traveller.






9 Reasons to take a Sydney guided walk

When it comes to soaking up the iconic sights, sounds and scents of Sydney Harbour National Park, nothing beats exploring Sydney on foot. A walk through the natural bushland under the shady boughs of sprawling Sydney red gum trees provides you with the chance to escape bustling city life and enjoy the peaceful great outdoors, whilst getting some gentle exercise. Plus, this diverse ecosystem, home to a plethora of flora and fauna is only a 12-minute scenic ferry ride from the city, making it extremely accessible for all who live, work or travel here.

Whether you’re a local Sydneysider, overseas tourist or simply love walking, joining a Sydney guided walk like one run by EcoWalks Tours, is a fantastic way to explore the area, and visit the natural, cultural and historical sites of Sydney Harbour National Park.

Ready to start walking? Here’s nine great reasons why you should consider a Sydney walking tour rather than walking on your own.

Expert knowledge

One of the main attractions of joining a Sydney walking tour is to benefit from the expert knowledge of your local guide. Your guide will provide informative commentary about the native flora, fauna and history during your walk, whilst also point out interesting sites or historic relics along the way such as the Bradleys Head Gun Emplacements. Wondering where best to eat out or the best place to go snorkelling? No problem. Your guide can also give you the lowdown of local recommendations and other parts of Sydney worth visiting, rather than you having to rely on Google.

Seek out hidden gems

It’s not just the stunning Sydney Harbour or Sydney Opera House views you get to enjoy on a guided walking tour (although they are pretty spectacular). You can also discover the hidden gems and secrets spots that only locals know about. Whether that’s walking along a lesser known track to be rewarded with a spectacular view of Sydney Harbour Bridge, or discovering a secluded beach dotted with shallow rock pools, your local Sydney guide is a wealth of knowledge that you can tap into.

Walk through Sydney Harbour National Park with EcoWalks Tours

Meet new people

A Sydney walking tour also provides you with the opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals and travellers with the potential to form new friendships. You might be walking with people from other countries or find yourself walking with another Sydneysider who only lives up the road from you. With small group sizes, it’s far easier to get chatting to other walkers and share your walking experience together in this intimate group setting.

Support a small business

By walking with EcoWalks Tours, you are not only supporting a small business who loves what they do, you are also supporting the local community, whether that’s buying a coffee or enjoying lunch at a local café at the end of the walk. Above all, you will find that your guide is authentic, original and caring and nothing rewards them more than showing you their favourite sights or sharing special moments together.

Deeper understanding of the region

You can also gain a deeper understanding of the region and hear about the local history first-hand, rather than reading from a plaque or from a guidebook. Your guide is sure to have many entertaining stories to share with you and bring historic tales to life, making your tour even more memorable.

Puts your safety first

Walking guides will also put your safety first. They know the routes inside out so can point out any slippery steps to take your time on or identify specific things to look out for such as snakes or spitfire caterpillars to help you avoid injury.

Walk through Sydney Harbour National Park with EcoWalks Tours

Opportunity to explore somewhere new

Even if you’re a local, a walking tour can allow you to visit an area you’ve never been to before or see the walk with a fresh pair of eyes. Walking at different times of the year allows you to experience nature at its best, whether that’s a gorgeous display of flowers in full bloom in spring or a bubbling brook bursting to life after a heavy rainfall.

No worries about the route or getting lost

Worried about getting lost or stressed about getting back? Forget having to constantly check your map for the direction you need to walk next. Your Sydney walking tour guide has the route covered so all you need to worry about is turning up for your tour on time and following the leader to view the top sights. Your experienced guide can also let you know where you can fill up your water bottle, where the nearest toilets are and of course the best way to get back to your hotel or home if walking a one-way route.

It’s affordable and a fun day out

EcoWalks Tours are a fun and affordable day out for the whole family. If you’re looking for something new to do or an activity to occupy the kids then you should consider a walking tour. These tours in Sydney are especially good if you have friends or family in town and are looking for something a little different to entertain them besides the usual Royal Botanical Gardens, Hyde Park or exploring the Rocks district. Of course, you can capture your day out with countless photo opportunities along the way.

Ready to join a Sydney walking tour? Choose from either the 3-hour Georges Head Walk or the 4-hour Middle Head Battery Walk. You can also enquire about our private tours.

Written by Fiona Bennett at Bitesize Traveller.

About the author Fiona Bennett.

Founder of Bitesize Traveller – a Sydney food, travel and walking blog.

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Walk through Sydney Harbour National Park with EcoWalks Tours

Beehive Battery, Georges Head

In 1871, James Barnet of the Colonial Architects Office in Sydney designed this harbour fortification.

This battery was constructed out of the sandstone sea cliffs of Georges Head to house three 10 inch smooth bored 68 pounder guns.

These emplacements domes were cut out of the solid rock with a small opening through the cliff for each gun.

Also, the field of fire for each gun was very limited. The battery was designed to protect a only small section of the western channel in the harbour.

So, join EcoWalks Tours for a scenic and educational walking tour of Sydney Harbour National Park to visit and learn about such historic relics like the Beehive Battery of Georges Head.

Queen Victoria Regina Cypher Engraving

Queen Victoria was known to British settlers in Australia as a figure of strength that empowered the colonial states of Australia to govern themselves into a new era.

On 23 August 1870 the last of the British troops departed Sydney Harbour and the colony was forced to implement strategies to maintain its own defences.

As part of the ‘Denison Plan’ to protect Sydney Harbour the Bradleys Head Battery was constructed and completed in the year 1871.

This construction was conducted under the supervision of Colonial Architect James Barnet who designed and oversaw multiple fortifications within Sydney Harbour during this time.

As a result, Bradleys Head Battery was set to protect Sydney Harbour with 3 smooth-bored muzzle loading 68 pounder guns which were situated in their gun emplacements with adjoining trenches, tunnels and powder magazines.

The Queen Victoria Regina Cypher seen in this image is engraved into the southern wall of one of the gun emplacements at Bradleys Head Battery to serve as a reminder to the Australian colony of Queen Victoria’s monarchy and Australia’s sovereignty to the British Empire.

Join EcoWalks Tours and be guided by our knowledgeable staff through the historic relics in the Sydney Harbour National Park.

Georges Head Engravings

Recently in Sydney Harbour National Park, historic rock engravings were uncovered at Georges Head through extensive land regeneration initiatives by NSW Parks and Wildlife Services.

As a result of removing plants like the asparagus and fishbone weeds away from the sandstone rocks in this area, the NSW Park’s staff have uncovered engravings like this kangaroo that are thought to of been made by solders stationed here during World War II.

Now, you can visit historic relics like this engraving when you book a guided walking tour with EcoWalks Tours.

Australia Day

Celebrate ‘Straya Day’ 2020 by joining our walking tour along the shores of Sydney Harbour. You are invited to learn about Bradleys Head and how it got its name as well as British Colonialist and the Borogegal People of Sydney Harbour.