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Fort Denison Island

Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 02 9247 5033
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Ranked #86 of 297 Attractions in Sydney
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Type: Islands, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Fort Denison Island is located in the middle of Sydney Harbour, north of the Sydney Opera House. Originally it was used as a popular fishing spot for... more »
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wherever you are in the Sydney Harbour, you can't miss this tiny island. try to find time and visit it. not only for spectacular views, or fabulous lunch, or dinner, or short walk around Museum, but also for an excursion to the Martello tower. you won't regret it. charming and very knowledgeable lady-guide will fascinate you with the historical facts,... More

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Buderim, Australia
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263 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were the only tourists initially on the island and had a great time exploring the small island. we didn't bother to go and have a look at the tower as you get an idea of what it is all about when you watch a 10min video on the island's history

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Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loved sitting in the restaurant with a beautiful view on the Opera. Space for kids to play too, great day!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a good attraction in Sydney you get a good view around Sydney harbour, there is a small Musem to walk through an find out the history bout the island, you can can walk on top of the top above the main building and see the cannons. they do run tours every few hours. did not cost us anything... More

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Dapto, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fort Denison Island is a great place to visit.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We took the short ferry crossing from Circular Quay on a calm sunny. The views from both the ferry & the Fort are well worth the ferry ticket of $20 per person. I recommend watching the short film which runs on a loop in a room re the history of the island. We kept the cost to a minimum by... More

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took the ferry ride to "Pinchgut" on a fabulous day and took the tour, which is worth the extra as you get to see inside the tower and hear the full story. On a nice day it is a wonderful day out, the restaurant has the best outlook in Sydney and the food was excellent and a good wine... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A poorly co-ordinated collaboration between a private ferry company and NPWS means you're stuck on Pinchgut for an hour after the tour finishes. The slack attitude of the staff just makes it all the more frustrating as does the absence of information on the website

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Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

stoked was able to do this trip on a winters day, very historical and iconic part of australian history.

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Hobart, Australia
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44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have visited Sydney often,but never been to the Fort. It is well worth a visit, but make sure you take the guided tour with the educative National Park guide. The restaurant looked nice too.

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