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. Using our custom trip planner, Sydney attractions like Fort Denison Island can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 workmanshi...  more »
  • 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 par...  more »
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