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Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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One of several tiny islands in Sydney Harbor, Shark Island is known for its...

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 Spot with the best views.

We visited the day before Australia Day and had the whole Island to ourselves! We took a hamper a bottle of wine and some beers and had a lovely afternoon taking in the Harbour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Blue Mountains, Australia
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Blue Mountains, Australia
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174 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the day before Australia Day and had the whole Island to ourselves! We took a hamper a bottle of wine and some beers and had a lovely afternoon taking in the Harbour and views of the city. You can even have a swim at the little beach on the city side. Plenty of shade and around 6 small... More 

Thank TimberBlueMountains
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view for a really well set up ticketed event. Good amenities, lots of security and a great crowd. Not too many people which meant there were plenty of spots around the island to comfortably take in the NYE fireworks. Unfortunately the bar ran out of wine and sparkling by 11pm. DJs kept the party going. Great way to bring... More 

Thank D C
Alice Springs, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We spent the best part of a day here with visiting American friends. It was delightful. 360 degree views of the wonderful harbour and all it offers including a yacht regatta off Watsons Bay and the sea plane taking off. Lovely walks around the rocks, picking up shells and weathered glass from the beach......finished off with a picnic looking towards... More 

Thank Lois B
Boston, MA
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103 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Small island, little beaches, walking path and restroom facilities. It is a nice Sydney harbour escape. Beautiful beach glass too if you are into that.

1 Thank karellymd
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90 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Sophie009
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238 reviews
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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.

Thank L_K1509
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

5 Thank Chelsea C
Frome, United Kingdom
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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 

7 Thank lisbolton
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

3 Thank FridayOnMyMindSydney
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97 reviews
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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 

1 Thank Wanderer039

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