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Fort Denison Island

Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 5033
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Was Once A Prison For The Worst Convicts
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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"martello tower"
in 19 reviews
"captain cook ferry"
in 9 reviews
"national parks and wildlife"
in 7 reviews
"guided tour"
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"interesting history"
in 13 reviews
"sydney harbour"
in 42 reviews
"cannon firing"
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"russian invasion"
in 4 reviews
"circular quay"
in 34 reviews
"o'clock cannon"
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"ferries stop"
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"leisurely lunch"
in 4 reviews
"hop on hop"
in 12 reviews
"grassed area"
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"small museum"
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"per adult"
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"bridge and opera house"
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Don't go without taking the tour, or you won't see or understand the best parts. Not that it's not interesting to be there, but there much more to see and understand once inside the tower. The guide was excellent and helpful, and able to answer...More

Thank RossHJames
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Fort Denison was a fortress built on a rocky outcrop in Sydney Harbour to help protect the city in the event of a Russian invasion during the Crimean War. It basically consists of a tower with historical artifacts relating to the fort's past, as well...More

1  Thank Roddlez
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

It was almost by accident I got to see this little gem, as I bought a hop on hop off ticket thru Captain Cook cruises and one of the stops was The Fort. You don't need long but do go and go on tour at...More

Thank thecubhole
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Very small island in Sydney Harbor. This is where the worst inmates from the penal colony were sent. The tour is VERY informative and well worth your time to go out there.

1  Thank fireman452
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Haven't set foot on the Island for over 20 years when we took the whole family for a great day out but got to enjoy its majesty from the Harbour this time around. A beautiful example of the workmanship & masonry skills of the 1800's...More

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Fort Denison has a lot of history to see like a museum but to get the most out of it (or if you're planning on going up the tower) then you need to get a tour. The tour shows you around the public parts of...More

1  Thank Kiwitychosmurf
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

If you're a lover of History ..you'll love this place .....the Cannons,the Gunpowder basement. The sandstone & of course the marvellous Harbour with its fabulous Bridge ..the best photo op you ' ll ever have . I love Sydney Harbour ❤️️

Thank raineyday1712
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

In the center of sydney harbour rests this little convict island. Which houses a convict jail in the old days. Very strict cruel penal colony and convicts that were really bad guys were sent there to be whipped and isolated. Nothing much happened there for...More

1  Thank srimanone
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Caught ferry from king street pier did not do tour as was told you could see everything just walking around, I was curious about the tower but got to see it from the outside. The view of the bridge, the Quay and the Naval yards...More

Thank tfung626
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

A short five minute ride from Circular Quay and we arrived at Fort Denison. Our amazing guide with National Parks and Wildlife, Murray, made our tour a wonderful experience. Note there is currently NO restaurant on the island, so we dined at the Rocks before...More

3  Thank Marg S
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