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Fort Denison Island

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Address: Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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was once a prison for the worst convicts

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A slice of history

Only need a short stop here unless you do the tour - the only way to go inside the fort. Plenty to read - mini museum. Toilets and restaurant available here. Nice views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alice R
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Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not at all what we expected, a knowledgeable guide met us off the Captain Cook ferry and gave a very in depth tour taking approximately an hour. After we visited the restaurant where an attentive, professional gentleman provided an excellent service and a super meal both in preparation and flavour. Everyone was given notice of the cannon going off and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only need a short stop here unless you do the tour - the only way to go inside the fort. Plenty to read - mini museum. Toilets and restaurant available here. Nice views.

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Thank Alice R
Noosaville, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This iconic landmark has stood on this spot for over 200 years, and if only the walls could talk. All of these places are full of history, and makes one wonder just how our ancesters survived the harsh climate of the penal colony. I am an descendant of two of the first fleet convicts and found this site very interesting.

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Thank Kaye T
Bath, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very recently I took my 88 year old Father back to Fort Denison with family and friends. This was a very special visit for him as he had not been back since staying there as a youngster. My Uncle, his Brother-in-Law was born there, and hence my father having some wonderful memories and tales he wanted to tell. Romaine, our... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great location we celebrated our wedding anniversary, to get things started we elected to purchse the sunset dinner not disappointed food was excellent a wide selection, service was friendly and efficient our water taxi arrived and departed right on time a quick blast through the harbour and our night commenced. On arrival we were given a very detailed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We caught the ferry to Fort Denison for lunch. We caught the ferry from Circular Quay and it only took about 5 mins to arrive. Reservations are needed but tables are seated on a first come basis, so it probably pays to be some of the first people off the ferry.(this is what happened on the day we were there)... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip is from circular quay (Cook Cruises), nice trip over the water and you can have a look around (appreciate that the video tape is getting on a bit - so does cut out a bit). The lunch was very enjoyable indeed. It is really just a place for a short visit and lunch, it is only a small... More 

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Broken Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I took a trip to Fort Denison in February. As I landed an additional tour of the tower was about to start. It cost an additional $15 but was well worth it. If you are going to make the effort to visit the island then it is well worth the additional money to see the tower and hear a lot... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a fantastic location for an event. I attended a work function here but it would be a great place for a wedding or special event. Food was amazing and the view second to none.

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Middle Dural, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

What an incredible was to enjoy this incredible spot looking over the opera house and the bridge. The food was just wonderful,cooked to perfection and so flavoursome. The service brilliant. Loved the whole experience. Highly recommended

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