Military relics at Bradleys Head

Bradleys Head is another place where military history and stunning landscapes combine to offer a complete harbour experience.

Just next to Taronga Zoo, the convict-built battery at Bradley's Head was built after four American warships arrived in Sydney Harbour undetected in 1839. Sydneysiders were feeling uneasy so a circular parapet was later installed to enhance Sydney’s protection. Today, the mast of HMAS Sydney (I) towers over the parapet as a striking monument to the WWI warship.

Defence ditches, added in the late 19th century after British troops left Sydney and remnants of earlier fortications are other features of this unique harbourside location.

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  1. Chocolate making workshop Sydney

    Sunday 28 April 2019 to Sunday 11 August 2019 , Mosman

    Make yummy chocolate in this fun beginner-friendly class, with beautiful ocean views. You'll learn the art of tempering chocolate on a marble slab, with expert guidance from teachers who have taught this to over 15,000 students. Click…

    28 Apr - 11 Aug