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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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History tour and a Place away from the crowds in Sydney also

Sitting in seclusion in the middle of a busy harbour, this is a little oasis of peace, where a few quiet hours can easily be spend just reading a book, eating lunch or doing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Maureen B
Greater Newcastle, Australia

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Hornsby, Australia
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain cook ferry took us locals to Fort Denison for $ 20 return for a 10 min boat ride from Circular Quai. On the island, we did the 1/2 hour guided tour for another $ 15,50 which allowed us to enter the tower and climb it to the top. Fantastic views to Opera House and Tower Bridge. The attached museum... More 

Thank Aussimaus
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting in seclusion in the middle of a busy harbour, this is a little oasis of peace, where a few quiet hours can easily be spend just reading a book, eating lunch or doing nothing except casually exploring an historical relic of Sydney's colonial past. You need to take the ferry to get out & back again, so a pleasant... More 

Thank Maureen B
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a 10 minute ferry from Circular Quay brings you to Fort Denison in the middle of Sydney Harbour. It's hard to get a better view of Sydney, all 360 degrees of it. I would recommend doing the tour because I'm sure you will learn a lot of interesting things you didn't know. Make sure you are around for the... More 

Thank Michael S
Sydney, Canada
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Although it's a bit hard to get to (you need to catch a Captain Cook ferry) it's well worth the experience to have lunch on the Island. Beautiful views and great food. Try and book a table on the water side of the restaurant. Ricardo is the man to see and he will really look after you!

Thank Trevor F
Sydney, Australia
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

lovely trip by ferry to this piece of history. Great catering possible - went for a lovely 40th birthday party and lvoed the history and the food

Thank illana15
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Last month I decided to go visit fort Denison during the week. The weather was great. The only way there is via ferry. The fort was great and you have the option to do the tour. The tour is worth doing! Staff were friendly and if you get there just before 1pm you can watch the canon being used

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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank theprincessandqueen
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mike P
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank Jane C
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101 reviews
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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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