SIMS Harbour Hike 2012

2 September 2012

Support the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) and raise funds to help protect and preserve Sydney Harbour by signing up for the SIMS Harbour Hike this Father's Day, Sunday 2 September, 2012.

SIMS Harbour Hike is a community walking event
SIMS Harbour Hike is a community walking event

The SIMS Harbour Hike is an 11km easy to moderate walk from under the Sydney Harbour Bridge at Kirribilli, around the breathtaking foreshore paths on the lower north shore to Clifton Gardens Reserve, Chowder Bay, Mosman.

Enter a team

Enter a team with Dad, family, friends, or work mates and join this fun, healthy community event. Teams will answer questions about Sydney Harbour's marine life and history at ten checkpoints along the course. The teams with the most accurate answers will go in the draw to win great prizes!

Register your team at the Harbour Hike website:


Not participating but still want to support the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and be part of the Harbour Hike fun? Why not volunteer to join the SIMS Harbour Hike volunteer team? University of Sydney students are especially encouraged to volunteer.

For more information on how to volunteer contact SIMS on 9969 2664 or

After the Hike

The fun will continue at the finish line at Clifton Gardens Reserve with a marine-themed festival featuring sustainable and organic fresh food stalls and live entertainment as well as marine displays hosted by SIMS Scientists. Children's activities include face painting, sea kayaking by Land's Edge and indigenous tours hosted by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The event is open to the first 4,000 people to register - each participant receives an event passport and a free ferry ticket to take you from the finish line at Clifton Gardens Reserve, back to the start line at Kirribilli.

For more information and to register now visitwww.harbourhike.comor join the Facebook page at

SIMS is a collaborative research institute between Sydney's four main universities Macquarie University, University of NSW, University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney.

Time: Walk begins 8am - 12 noon; Marine Festival 10am - 4pm

Location: From Bradfield Plaza, Kirribilli, under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Clifton Gardens Reserve, Mosman

Cost: See Harbour Hike website

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