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Bradleys Head - Sydney Harbour NP - K McGrathOEHPrime Spots In Parks For Sydney’s International Fleet Review In October

Sydney Harbour National Park will offer some of the best vantage points to see and celebrate more than 55 warships and tallships visiting the city on October 5, 2013 to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy’s first fleet arrival.

National parks and reserves around Sydney Harbour will be great locations to watch the day’s celebrations, including flyovers and aerial displays, naval gun salutes and a 30-minute fireworks and light show spectacular.

Three exclusive national park locations have been set aside for the International Fleet Review, each offering limited spots for unbeatable views of the historic event highlights. Bradleys Head at sunset, Credit D FinneganOEH

Clark Island

Head to one of Sydney’s most exclusive harbour locations, Clark Island and soak up the atmosphere of the day’s festivities from some of the best seats in the house. Located just off Darling Point, near the Navy’s own Garden Island, Clark Island is a fantastic spot to celebrate and watch the warships, tallships and an evening of fireworks. Enjoy access to the island from 11:00am to 8:00pm. A responsible amount of BYO alcohol is permitted, while light non-alcoholic refreshments will be available to purchase. Tickets to the island for this special event, including return transport (from Circular Quay), are priced at $185 per adult, $120 per child (5-15 years), with children under 5 years free.

Shark Island

For a VIP experience with postcard views across the harbour, escape to Shark Island and be treated to uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, warships, tallships and an evening of fireworks and light show spectacular. In the centre of the action, just off Rose Bay, the island offers a Clark Island, Credit Hamilton Lund, Tourism NSWsmlgreat place to spend the day, with access from 11:00am to 8:00pm. A responsible amount of BYO alcohol is permitted, while light non-alcoholic refreshments will be available to purchase. Tickets to the island for this special event, including return transport (from Rose Bay Wharf), are priced at $185 per adult, $120 per child (5-15 years), with children under 5 years free.

Bradleys Head

Set on the harbourfront, facing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, Bradleys Head Amphitheatre will offer breathtaking views and a fun day out when it is transformed into a family-friendly venue to celebrate the Ceremonial Fleet Review. Watch the events of the day unfold on the Shark Island, Credit Ethan-RohloffDNSWharbour from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring along a rug and picnic or purchase food and non-alcoholic drinks at various outlets on site. Access to the spectacular vantage point for this special event is priced at $50 per adult and $25 per child (5-15 years), with children under 5 years free. Family tickets are also available for $125 (two adults and two children). Additional children are $25.

Tickets are limited. For bookings and more information, call 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) or visit www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/ifr.

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