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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  • Sadly now the restaurant has closed, but this was an absolute must to do when visiting Sydney - couldn't beat that view!!!  more »
  • Don't go without taking the tour, or you won't see or understand the best parts. Not that it's not interesting to be there, but there much more to see and understand once inside the tower. The guide w...  more »
  • Fort Denison was a fortress built on a rocky outcrop in Sydney Harbour to help protect the city in the event of a Russian invasion during the Crimean War. It basically consists of a tower with histori...  more »

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