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Fort Denison Island

Address: Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9247 5033
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$192*
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Sydney Attraction Pass: Darling Harbour...
83%
Ranked #74 of 236 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Historic Sites, Islands, Outdoors
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Owner description: was once a prison for the worst convicts
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A short ferry trip out of Sydney harbour takes you to Fort Denison where on a sunny day you can experience the fabulous views all-around and back towards the bridge and the opera house. The history of this small island is fascinating which you can discover through the wonderful visitor centre. The Martello tower has an interesting history which the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a wonderful time on the island - easy access via a Captain Cook ferry from Circular Quay. The mini museum has some great information. It is worth doing the tour of the tower even though there was an additional cost to do it. The National Parks staff person was very knowledgeable. The views back to Sydney Harbour Bridge... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Pick a stunning Sydney day and buy yourself a couple of tickets to Fort Denison on Sydney Harbour from Captain Cook Cruises at circular quay (ferries leave every 45 minutes) and within minutes you will be sitting on a tiny fort in the middle of Sydney harbor looking back towards the Opera House, the City, the Bridge and the surrounds.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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215 reviews 215 reviews
45 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I took my 11 year old son here and when we arrived i was concerned we were going to be very bored for the next 1 1/2 hours before our lunch booking @ 1pm. We explored by ourselves for a while and then decided to book in for a tour of the Martello tower. While we waited the 20 minutes... More

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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260 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 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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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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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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9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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