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“Pleasant Outing”

Fort Denison Island
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US$219.00*
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Sydney Harbour Luxury Cruise including Lunch
Ranked #87 of 469 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: was once a prison for the worst convicts
Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Pleasant Outing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

A short ferry trip on a great day on Sydney Harbour! We have often talked about visiting but hadn't made it. We had a restaurant reservation and a pleasant leisurely lunch. The canon firing at 1pm was loud! After lunch we met with the Ranger and had a great and informative tour of the Island and the tower. The views from the tower were fantastic. The last ferry took us and all the Island staff back to the Quay.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
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“Interesting history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

The half hour tour of the Martello tower on the island is very interesting, and worth following with lunch at the restaurant.

You hear about the history of why the fort was built, and the design of the Martello tower, see where and how the gunpowder was stored, see the gun room with the original guns in it, and get up to the roof to enjoy the view.

At 1pm every day a cannon is fired to mark the time. This is just after the 12:15pm tour, so that tour, cannon, and lunch then back on the 2:10 ferry is a great way to spend a couple of hours.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Awesome Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

I piece of history I always wanted to visit and so glad I finally did. On a beautiful sunday we took the ferry out to the island and was met by Peter the National Parks guide. We had a very informative tour of the tower which included the 1 o'clock firing of the canon. The views of the harbor from here are spectacular. We took a picnic lunch but you can also eat at the restaurant. A fabulous day out.

Visited May 2014
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Perth, Australia
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245 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“awesome history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Came here in 2010 while visiting sydney it was a really good few hours on the ferry/visiting the island. Im from perth and we just dont have the history which sydney offers. having visited many places around the world I think sydney it such a great city its obviously not as historic as london or rome but its so nice and clean and the bridge is just a master piece.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank BENS1988
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Narooma, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best kept secret of Sydney”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Our guide Peter was very informative and knowledgeable. We were the only two on the tour (like I said, best kept secret) but I think it was one of the highlights of our trip to Sydney

Visited March 2014
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