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Activities: Swimming
Description: One of several tiny islands in Sydney Harbor, Shark Island is known for...
One of several tiny islands in Sydney Harbor, Shark Island is known for its lovely beaches with great surfing, bodyboarding, swimming and fishing. It's also a perfect place for a relaxing picnic lunch.
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Fantastic views from the Island but take the ferry and not a cruise!

We went to Shark Island on a Saturday and it was a wonderful small island. With large grassy areas, plenty of shade and good clean toilets. We were told the snorkelling was good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Did an island hopping tour, we would not have got off if we had been made aware that there are no cafes on this island. You have to take your own food and drink, we were looking forward to some refreshments, we were stuck there until the ferry returned. Lovely island if you go prepared, there was a couple of... More 

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london
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Very small, a few benches, tiny beach. Location in the Sydney harbour. The water was rough when we went which meant we could not snorkel as planned ( part of a half day cruise). We had a hour on the island which was more than enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We went to Shark Island on a Saturday and it was a wonderful small island. With large grassy areas, plenty of shade and good clean toilets. We were told the snorkelling was good (and lots of cruises offer snorkel hire) but we found that it was pretty murky and there wasn't much to see. I'd recommend to take your swimmers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This trip was my Christmas present and I was so happy. We went on the ferry to see the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. This is a small island but it does have good clean toilets. We walked round the island and there are lots of interesting sights even for such a small island. We took a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

A small island in beautiful Sydney Harbour, the perfect place to escape the city, relax and unwind with a picnic lunch. Catch a ferry from Circular Quay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Shark Island, right in the middle of Sydney Harbour, is such an exciting place to take a group of kids. They can run wild on the tiny island and use their imaginations, pretending they are the first inhabitants in Sydney watching all the activity on the Harbour around them. A great spot for a picnic lunch. In the past they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2003

What a wonderful treat to have the opportunity to travel to Sydney this summer (winter in Australia) and what joy, on a beautifully clear day, to have occasion to take the short ferry ride to Shark Island! The tiny beaches are perfect to lounge on, even during the winter months, and take in the magnificent view of the mainland. The... More 

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