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Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

One of several tiny islands in Sydney Harbor, Shark Island is known for its...

One of several tiny islands in Sydney Harbor, Shark Island is known for its lovely beaches with great surfing, bodyboarding, swimming and fishing. It's also a perfect place for a relaxing picnic lunch.

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Great place for a picnic.

Spent over an hour here looking around from the hop on/off Captain Cook ferry. Plenty of seats, a few beaches, great views and a place to get away from it all.

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Alice R
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Spent over an hour here looking around from the hop on/off Captain Cook ferry. Plenty of seats, a few beaches, great views and a place to get away from it all.

2 Thank Alice R
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186 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Small island with an interesting aspect to see the city - great photos to be had. Snorkelling in the heart of Sydney is interesting - but not much to see really. Take a picnic as no facilities - apart from toilets on the island.

Thank Terry K
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Beautiful view amazing people good was excellent don't forget setup your ticket before best for day trip.

Thank caserwolf
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Don't pay full price, there are numerous vouchers on line for discounted cruises. The info sent out upon booking was very clear as to where to go and what to expect onboard. The crew were friendly and efficient. The lunch BBQ was good quality with sausages, chicken, coleslaw, noodle salad and rocket and pear salad with bread rolls, and there... More 

3 Thank jdoh0219
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Just a fantastic trip load s of information from the captain as we went along,The food was good too, nice time on the island,just a good day out.

2 Thank David P
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We booked onto shark island for new years eve and were really impressed. the views at midnight were stunning and the tiny island somehow held nearly 800 people without feeling cramped. we had a great vantage point for the fireworks, and the bar was well stocked with reasonable prices (for sydney). we brought our own food to save money and... More 

1 Thank Nick F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Picnic adventure. Boxing Day. Beautifully put together. Iconic views very appreciated to be there for the start of such a famous race .

Thank m s
Thornhill, Canada
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Shark Island is named after its shape and not for the presence of sharks. Although minutes away from Sydney, it seems a world away. There is a great view of Sydney’s skyline from here and the Harbour with its plentiful boats. On the island, there’s a gazebo, a small beach, bathroom facilities and a grassy knoll with frond palms and... More 

Thank AMsays
Cape Paterson, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

When you've done all the big ticket items or especially if you live within striking distance of Sydney you want to start ticking off the quirky or lesser attractions. Gotta get them bragging rights if nothing else! Shark Island is easy enough to get to if you have your own water transport although there are apparently landing fees. Or you... More 

2 Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours on Shark Island, relaxing and taking in the scenery with my wife. Caught a ferry across from King St Wharf. A very pleasant afternoon - will need to do this again. In the midst of Sydney Harbour, but seems a 1000 miles away from the hustle and bustle! Worth exploring!

1 Thank Koogan M

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