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“FORT DENISON”

Fort Denison Island
Ranked #92 of 554 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Was Once A Prison For The Worst Convicts
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Lovely ferry ride over, Island is much larger than I expected. Tour guide took us down winding stairs to other level, very interesting. Fired the "Gun" at 1.00pm as tradition has it. Beautiful views from every angle then the ferry ride back. Great tour & worth doing

Thank Janis C
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Avery short ferry ride from the quay
Wandering around you can feel how it was back in the early days
On a nice day its beautiful watching the boats on the harbour

Thank grannienette
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Situated in the middle of Sydney Harbour, a visit to Fort Denison makes an interesting break in the middle of a busy sightseeing day. The island is an oasis of calm and tranquility and provides amazing views of the Harbour, Bridge and Opera House. There is a small but very informative museum and a short video presentation about the island and particularly the Martello Tower. The Ranger also conducts tours of the tower at an extra cost of $10 per head. Having watched the video, we decided against the tour. The Ranger also gives a brief talk and fires the cannon at 1.00pm daily - cover your ears as it's very loud!

There is a restaurant on the island and a 'cafe', which is basically a till in the kitchen!

As part of a Hop on/off tour, Fort Denison is well worth a visit and good value for money. Having previously visited the other attractions on the tour, we opted to do just a visit to the Fort, which was not as cost effective.

2  Thank SunL0ver57
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

It's a short and very picturesque ferry ride to the island. There's a small museum which talks about the Martello tower guarding the harbour.

All in all a lovely experience. Amazing views of Sydney and the harbour. You can have lunch at the restaurant (although I suggest you pre-book). We were very lucky as the brilliant waiting staff squeezed us in to an available table. Lovely food, a great way to feel totally spoiled relaxing in the sunshine.

Love this spot. Treat yourself to a visit and see the harbour in completely unique way.

Thank JuanTravels
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

purchased tickets prior to arriving, with parks & wildlife to include ferry, entry and tour. Would advise turning up at least 15min early to collect tickets as booth can be quiet busy at times. Captain Cook hop on /off cruise was excellent, tour of island was brilliant. Worth the view alone, but historically significant as well. Worth a visit. Ferries stop approx 45mins.

1  Thank Helen M
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