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Fort Denison Island

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Address: Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9247 5033
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Description: was once a prison for the worst convicts
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Tickets can be purchased through captain cook cruises at circular quay. Here you can also buy guide tickets which will give u a 30 minute escorted tour of the island by a national... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Although Fort Denison brings with it some interesting history, it shouldn't be at the top of your must-see list, especially since in order to get there you'll have to use a hop-on/hop-off tourist cruise that will leave you there for at least 1.5 hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Tickets can be purchased through captain cook cruises at circular quay. Here you can also buy guide tickets which will give u a 30 minute escorted tour of the island by a national parks and wildlife officer. A myriad of extremely interesting information is available and u will have a relaxing time. But be aware there is only a restaurant... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were disappointed with our recent trip to Fort Dennison. There is a charge for the tour of the tower that we were unaware of. The museum is fairly well set out but small. We had half an hour before our ferry was due and enquired at the restaurant about getting some coffee. We were told they were too busy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A great tourist attraction with lots of history. Can be accessed by ferry from Circular Quay, Sydney. You can get lunch on the island but if just going for a look you can go over by one ferry and return via the next.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Interesting history especially the Parks and Wildlife escorted tour of the tower.FANTASTIC harbour views of Bridge and Opera House. Worth the effort!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We recently went to Fort Denison with a group of work colleagues for a tour of the Fort as well as an amazing lunch. The views are unbeatable and on a sunny day provides a great backdrop for pictures. Because we came for a late lunch most of the people had left for the day so that we almost had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Captain Cook cruise boats provide regular service to/from Fort Denison from around 10am to mid afternoon. There's not a great deal to see on the island, but it offers a great perspective of the ever changing harbour. There's a tour offered by the National Parks Service giving you access to the tower costing about $15 p/p. The restaurant is pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Caught a Captain Cooks cruise boat from Darling Harbour to Fort Denison on a beautiful sunny Sydney day. The guide ( I forget her name- but she was so knowledgeable) met us and took us on a tour of the tower, which was amazing. The stairs are small to the top buy its worth the view. Stayed and heard the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I came here with a couple of friends while celebrating her birthday in Sydney. What a little gem of a place. A short ferry ride out from Darling Harbour. It didn't take long at all to get there. We had booked in for lunch but arrived an hour early. The views are stunning and we kept ourselves happily occupied. After... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I throughly enjoyed fort Denison with all the history behind the fort and even before the fort as it used to be called pinch gut from early Australia days I would say it's a must visit

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