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“Harbour Tour”

Fort Denison Island
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Sydney Harbour Sailing Tour with Swimming in Athol Bay
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Owner description: Was Once A Prison For The Worst Convicts
Wollongong, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Harbour Tour”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Our first visit to Fort Denison was part of a Harbour tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the cannon going off at 1pm was pretty special.

Visited February 2012
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Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
329 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Private function in luxury to make the original inhabitants drool”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Was there for a great function with excellent food and wine made all the better by the incredible atmosphere of the place. You can feel those previous inhabitants, a bit like being at Melbourne gaol, almost spooky. Wonderful history and enthusiastic, animated guides.

Visited September 2012
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Derbyshire
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fort Denison Restaurant”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

My parents, my partner and I went to Fort Denison on Sunday 9th December for brunch.

The trip out to the fort was brilliant. The views were/are sensational.

However we didn’t have a great experience in the restaurannt:-

• We were handed out 1 menu between the 4 of us.
• When the water was poured, there was a leaf/twig in my glass.
• When the tea came out, the waiter took the cups back twice (he noticed that there was lipstick on the cups the first time he brought them out and the second time they were just dirty)
• Two of our forks had old crusty egg stuck to the forks.
• When the food came out, it was very cold and the poached eggs were hard where they had been sat so long before bringing to the table.
• My mum sent her plate back and asked for it to be microwaved. They did bring a fresh plate for her.
• My partner requested ocean trout, at first we thought the staff had brought out the wrong plate as we couldn’t see the ocean trout. It had to be pointed out where it was on the plate as there was not even a spoonful of it!
• No salt and pepper on the table and requested some – none came! All other tables had salt & pepper.

We are not a family to complain but simply just never go back if we have had a bad experience, however it was that bad… I have to write this review!

I live in Sydney and it has taken me 5 years to actually visit Fort Denison… such a disappointment and would definitely not recommend a visit for the food.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Great kayak spot”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Go out onto Harbour at break of dawn and appreciate magnificence of the water spectacle. Opera House. Harbour Bridge, the sun rising and reflecting off the water. Most mornings there is a cruise ship slowly making its way up the Harbour at dawn. Ask the captain to lower you a ship's coffee.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Fort Denison Sydney Harbour”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Fort Denison is a short ferry ride from the historic Rocks area in Sydney. Take a picnic lunch or eat at the Restaurant. A highlight is the guided tour with a ranger into the three storey sandstone tower to see the gunpowder magazine, cannons, convict cut sandstone blocks, lighthouse and stunning views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from the top of the tower

Visited September 2012
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