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One of several tiny islands in Sydney Harbor, Shark Island is known for its lovely beaches with great surfing, bodyboarding, swimming and fishing. It's also a perfect place for a relaxing picnic lunch.
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

Took 3 kids ages 16, 14 and 10 for a ferry ride and tour of Shark Island. It was great. Shark Island was interesting with its bunker and fantastic views of Sydney. Kids enjoyed it and we got out in the fresh air and did...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Three of us caught the captain cook Hop on Hop off boat and spent a fantastic two hours there (could have spent more time , if we went on a earlier boat ,) Packed a picnic lunch and a couple of bottles of bubbles and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank phillipk8
Reviewed December 23, 2018

This is a tiny island in Sydney harbour. There's not much to see nor do on the island, so you might as well just sail next to it on one of the many ferries.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheShis
Reviewed March 18, 2018

After a pleasant cruise to the island we were very disappointed by what was on offer upon arrival. The foreshore areas were formerly oyster beds so it is razor sharp under foot and in the water. There is no seating and the rocks are too...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Reuben M
Reviewed February 21, 2018

We had a beautiful day at Shark Island. Just a stones throw from the city yet so quiet and Idyllic. A perfect place for a picnic. Wind can be a bit tricky so make sure you are positioned in sheltered position on a very windy...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

45 mins cruise ride away from Sydney CBD but a lovely small island with best view of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera house & Sydney skyline. Worth visiting for a small picnic and great place for snorkeling if interested.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank geetsb14
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Grew up in Sydney and never knew this place existed until we booked for a Hop on Hop Off Captain Cook Cruise. Spent and hour or so here. It's not a big island - you could walk around it in less than 15 minutes but...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank bigbrownbear2019
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Spent over an hour here looking around from the hop on/off Captain Cook ferry. Plenty of seats, a few beaches, great views and a place to get away from it all.

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank AliceR641
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Small island with an interesting aspect to see the city - great photos to be had. Snorkelling in the heart of Sydney is interesting - but not much to see really. Take a picnic as no facilities - apart from toilets on the island.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank terryk786
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Beautiful view amazing people good was excellent don't forget setup your ticket before best for day trip.

Date of experience: February 2017
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