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Fort Denison Island, Sydney

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Island Historic Site
Located on an island in Sydney Harbour, Fort Denison Island once serves as a defensive facility for Syndey Harbour and colonial prison. These days it offers a museum and, with 360-degree views of the Sydney Harbour, a fine place to enjoy a picnic. Head into the fort's sandstone Martello Tower to see a collection of colonial artifacts. If you plan to take a Hop-On Hop-Off cruise, see which of the boats stop at the fort. Before you head to Sydney, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sydney tour planner, to make sure you see all that Sydney has to offer, including Fort Denison Island.
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  • Fort Denison is the best part of Sydney. It is a fort with spectacular views all-round. Fort Denison has it all, like; spectacular views, aboriginal and convict history, a restaurant, We traveled by t...  more »
  • Well $20 ferry ride return from the quay & about 15min trip to Fort & it looked so lovely set out for either coffee or tea & lovely sweets or a wedding which there was ,the tables & chairs set out so ...  more »
  • Food was fantastic. The views to die for !! The location, the history, the guided tour and service on the day were faultless!! It is a must do !!  more »