Sep 26, 2015

RAN Heritage Centre

Only a seven minute ferry ride from Circular Quay, is The Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island. The Main Building, former 1922 Gun Mounting Workshop, houses the exhibition gallery and the 'Salthorse Cafe'.



 

The centre holds over 3000 artifacts, including the conning tower of one of the three Japanese submarines that penetrated Sydney Harbour in 1944.  (above right - diving air supply equipment)


Krupp Field Gun (circa 1889) captured in Rabaul in 1914
 A fully operational Oberon Class submarine periscope has been installed. which allow visitors an unusual view of Sydney Harbour.               Photos from our previous visit to Garden Island
 
RAN Heritage Centre website 

Sep 11, 2015

The Spit to Manly

This popular walk from The Spit Bridge, Mosman, meanders around the harbour foreshore of Clontarf, through part of Sydney Harbour National Park, to Fairlight and Manly.

The Spit Bridge, Middle Harbour
The Spit Bridge (completed in 1958) opens several times each day to allow the passage of tall-masted vessels.




This scenic 10 Km walk has numerous entrance/exit points which would enable a shorter walk.

We caught a bus from the city and returned by ferry.


          The Manly Scenic Walkway  has a link to a pdf with points of interest and map

           Walking Coastal Sydney also has a good pdf with map and notes

            WildWalks link