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Sunday 7 September 2014

Father's Day


'Hike to Help Our Harbour'



This Father's Day people from all walks of life and ages (including many Dads!) will take to the spectacular Harbour foreshore paths around the lower north shore to help discover the secrets of Sydney Harbour and raise much needed funds for the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS).


Now in its fourth year, Fantasea Harbour Hike is an annual event and is regarded as one of the best walks in the world providing participants with a fantastic day out whilst rediscovering magnificent Sydney Harbour along the way.


Take dad, your family and friends on a glorious walk past majestic federation homes, beautiful bays, classic boats, bountiful bushland and spectacular views of the city all the while having fun understanding more about Sydney Harbour's unique marine environment and history and entering to win great prizes.


With thanks to major event partner Fantasea Adventure Cruising each participant will be provided with a free ferry ticket, transporting all walkers from the finish line at Chowder Bay, Mosman, back to the start line at Kirribilli.  


Funds raised and donations received during Fantasea Harbour Hike will directly benefit SIMS' flagship Sydney Harbour Research Program which is developing the science that will enable us to look after our magnificent Harbour for future generations.  To learn more about the great work being carried out at the Sydney Harbour Research Program please click here.




Feedback from previous Harbour Hike participants


"What a fabulous event yesterday! Beautiful day, beautifully organised and such a lot of good karma along the way! Many thanks for a really wonderful experience.” 


- Jenny, Leichhardt



“We had a fabulous day.  I realised that I have spent more time on the water getting to know our beloved harbour than discovering from the shore.  The experience exceeded any expectation!  This walk is accessible, beautiful and delivers many opportunities to stop, detour or just take in the day. We also loved the discovery stations that provoked communal cheating and a good laugh! And we will do it again and through this experience encourage more friends to follow and learn more about SIMS. Congratulations on a great idea, brilliantly conceived."


- Michelle, Vaucluse



“A joyous day participating in the inaugural SIM harbour walk. Excited vibe, informative and endless breathtaking vistas of the most beautiful harbour.“  


- Jan McKenzie, Sydney



"What a fabulous event on Sunday…the pandas loved it. So well organised and perfect weather to match!"    



- Marni Ryan, WWF



"Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful walks in the world and most informative too. Made me realise how lucky Sydney is to have such a magnificent jewel in the form of Sydney Harbour. Thanks SIMS for organising."    


- Marguerite, Sydney



Click here for the Fantasea Harbour Hike 2014 Terms & Conditions of entry. (Note: if you are using Google Chrome, right click and select 'save link as'). 




Disclaimer: SIMS and the SIMS Foundation and the event organisers reserve the right to change the details of the event, including the event course, without prior notice. The content of the pages of this website are for your general information and use only and are subject to change without notice.

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