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“Great fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shark Island

Shark Island
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #168 of 238 Attractions in Sydney
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“Great fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This trip was my Christmas present and I was so happy. We went on the ferry to see the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. This is a small island but it does have good clean toilets. We walked round the island and there are lots of interesting sights even for such a small island. We took a picnic and you must take your own rubbish away with you. Make sure you are well prepared, take food and drink and sun hats for the summer and take the opportunity to see every nook and cranny.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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“Shark Island Sydney Harbour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

A small island in beautiful Sydney Harbour, the perfect place to escape the city, relax and unwind with a picnic lunch. Catch a ferry from Circular Quay

Visited November 2012
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“Take the kids on the ferry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Shark Island, right in the middle of Sydney Harbour, is such an exciting place to take a group of kids. They can run wild on the tiny island and use their imaginations, pretending they are the first inhabitants in Sydney watching all the activity on the Harbour around them. A great spot for a picnic lunch. In the past they used to operate live performances (plays) for kids on the island. This is an ideal outdoor theatre venue.

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“Shark Island, Sydney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2003

What a wonderful treat to have the opportunity to travel to Sydney this summer (winter in Australia) and what joy, on a beautifully clear day, to have occasion to take the short ferry ride to Shark Island! The tiny beaches are perfect to lounge on, even during the winter months, and take in the magnificent view of the mainland. The often-rugged shoreline is fairly easy to navigate. For those who wish to stay in the center of the island, a variety of trees offer shade. Rainbow lorikeets are prevalent, with their bright flashes of color. Whether one chooses to enjoy a picnic lunch on the island or simply goes there for a brief escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, I think you will find the trip to Shark Island to be one that will make lasting memories.

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