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Fort Denison Island

Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 02 9247 5033
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Ranked #94 of 294 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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Durham, United Kingdom
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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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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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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You cnt really get onto here middle of the Harbour but very intresting though catch the Manly ferry to see this

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A short ferry trip on a great day on Sydney Harbour! We have often talked about visiting but hadn't made it. We had a restaurant reservation and a pleasant leisurely lunch. The canon firing at 1pm was loud! After lunch we met with the Ranger and had a great and informative tour of the Island and the tower. The views... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The half hour tour of the Martello tower on the island is very interesting, and worth following with lunch at the restaurant. You hear about the history of why the fort was built, and the design of the Martello tower, see where and how the gunpowder was stored, see the gun room with the original guns in it, and get... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I piece of history I always wanted to visit and so glad I finally did. On a beautiful sunday we took the ferry out to the island and was met by Peter the National Parks guide. We had a very informative tour of the tower which included the 1 o'clock firing of the canon. The views of the harbor from... More

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