Fort Denison Island, Sydney

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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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  • August 8, 2017
    To be frank, you can see this island in less than an hour. It is tiny and while it is interesting, you cannot wander around. The tour is expensive. It's worth a short visit if you have nothing else to...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    We arrived by hop on off boat but the time for it to return may have been a little long. Water taxis were also available though. We could not see inside the Tower unless you prebooked a tour but we sa...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    We took a Captain Cook Cruise ferry from Circular Quay to Fort Denison with our 10 and 8 year old niece and nephew who were in Sydney for a weekend of sightseeing. We bought tickets for $20 each and a...  more »

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