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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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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 5033
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner took me to fort Denison on a vivid dinner experience for my birthday. We loved the VIP water taxi across , the informative fort tour pre dinner and the great views of the city and harbour. On balance though, for the price, and...More

Thank Andrew Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to visit right near the city but in the middle of the harbour. The history is absolutely fascinating but the firing of the 1 pm gun was certainly something different The stonework is absolutely amazing and the views glorious. Definitely a "must do"...More

Thank BigBrownBear47
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the Captain Cook hop on /off cruise which was excellent. The tour...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 nice with a...More

Thank fay p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 !!

Thank FeeU68
Reviewed 12 May 2017

An amazing site, amazing history, an amazing story of a Fort that was constructed but yet never fired a single shot!!

Thank 213larissam
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This island ex Fort had had a fascinating history commencing as a "solitary" confinement place for miscreant convicts in the early tent city days of the penal colony of Sydney. It subsequently was developed as a defensive tower and accommodation. The optional extra tour is...More

Thank Leigh P
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Fort Denison is a wonderful part of Sydney Harbour history. Easy access by ferry or water taxi from Circular Quay the self guided tour has great information boards that explain both the indigenous and colonial history of the island. Be there for the 1.00pm cannon...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The tour of Fort Denison with the NPWS was informative and took you in to the 3 levels of the tour which you wouldn't otherwise see. The ranger knew her stuff and was very flexible to suit the small group. The information available on the...More

1  Thank Viviennec30
Reviewed 12 April 2017

After a three week holiday in Australia my wife and I were looking for a very special place to celebrate what a special holiday we had had with our three adult children and our son's girlfriend. We picked Fort Denison almost by chance. What an...More

1  Thank peter_walton
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