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Fort Denison Island

Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 5033
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Was Once A Prison For The Worst Convicts
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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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“martello tower” (19 reviews)
“guided tour” (18 reviews)
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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"martello tower"
in 19 reviews
"captain cook ferry"
in 8 reviews
"guided tour"
in 18 reviews
"national parks and wildlife"
in 7 reviews
"interesting history"
in 13 reviews
"sydney harbour"
in 41 reviews
"cannon firing"
in 4 reviews
"circular quay"
in 33 reviews
"o'clock cannon"
in 3 reviews
"russian invasion"
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"ferries stop"
in 3 reviews
"wine list"
in 4 reviews
"grassed area"
in 3 reviews
"hop on hop"
in 10 reviews
"penal colony"
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"small museum"
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"per adult"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 parts of...More

Thank Kiwitychosmurf
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

If you're a lover of History ..you'll love this place .....the Cannons,the Gunpowder basement. The sandstone & of course the marvellous Harbour with its fabulous Bridge ..the best photo op you ' ll ever have . I love Sydney Harbour ❤️️

Thank raineyday1712
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

In the center of sydney harbour rests this little convict island. Which houses a convict jail in the old days. Very strict cruel penal colony and convicts that were really bad guys were sent there to be whipped and isolated. Nothing much happened there for...More

Thank srimanone
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Caught ferry from king street pier did not do tour as was told you could see everything just walking around, I was curious about the tower but got to see it from the outside. The view of the bridge, the Quay and the Naval yards...More

Thank tfung626
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A short five minute ride from Circular Quay and we arrived at Fort Denison. Our amazing guide with National Parks and Wildlife, Murray, made our tour a wonderful experience. Note there is currently NO restaurant on the island, so we dined at the Rocks before...More

2  Thank Marg S
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Family of 3 booked guided tour - $32 per adult included ferry ride, national park fee and guided tour. You could take over a picnic and have a longer stay. Our guide was terrific- very knowledgable and brought history to life for us. Suggest timing...More

1  Thank kareenahappy
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Reviewed 9 August 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 do but it is not...More

1  Thank Leela888
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Reviewed 5 August 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 saw the rest of the...More

1  Thank Beverley B
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Reviewed 16 July 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 assumed this included a tour of...More

2  Thank Sydneygal007
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I grew up on Fort Denison. My family and I lived there from 1986-1992...the last caretakers of this beautiful spot. I will always call the Fort my spiritual home. Visiting today, my wife made it known to the tour guide (I think her name was...More

6  Thank masonhellcat
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