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Reviewed 13 June 2017

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 of the Fort Denison island was brilliant. it was historically significant as well. Enjoyed a pleasant ferry ride out the island and an interesting talk given on the history of the area.
Worth a visit. Ferries stop approximately for 45 minutes.Our first visit to Fort Denison was part of a Harbour tour along with Manly. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the cannon going off at 1 pm was pretty special. This Fort was built to repel a feared Russian invasion (in the 1850 s) that did not happen.
The walls are immensely thick, with angled apertures for the cannons to fire out of and it's deceptively high when you climb to the top. We felt those previous inhabitants who were detained here. It has a wonderful history and enthusiastic, animated guides,food,great restaurant with great food and service.We had with excellent food from the restaurant there and wine made all the better by the incredible atmosphere of the place.
We went into the three story sandstone tower to see the gunpowder magazine, cannons, convict cut sandstone blocks, lighthouse and had stunning views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from the top of the tower.
The staff were friendly and relaxed. Has a little museum that is fascinating.
The National Parks Guides give a very interesting tour. Do the tour and then have lunch.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 white canopy over the top with white soft curtains hanging down tired to posts, this area runs along 3/4 of length of Fort,& a lovely view of the coat hanger, an attraction worth going to .

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank fay p
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 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 !!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank FeeU68
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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!!

Date of experience: May 2017
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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 most worthwhile.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Leigh P
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