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Fort Denison Tours and Activities

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What is now a popular destination for history buffs once served as a defense facility that kept watch over the bay. Fort Denison Island, located northeast of the Royal Botanic Gardens, was where some of the most gruesome acts against convicted felons took place.

Today, travelers can wander the grounds of this recently restored island and see the gibbet where criminals were hanged. Explore the fort built to protect the island from invaders and climb the historic Martello Tower, the only one of its kind in the country. The island is home to an informative museum, as well as a number of landmarks that illustrate its dark and violent past.

Please note: Fort Denison is currently closed for maintenance. The reopening is scheduled for late 2021.

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Daily; ferries do not operate Christmas Day
Fort Denison Island, Sydney, New South Wales
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Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes

Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes

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Blast off from Circular Quay on a jet boat ride that provides a super-fun 30-minute adrenaline-fueled ride along with a new perspective on Sydney's most iconic waterside sights. Your expert captain slows down to give you a close up look at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and other landmarks, then before zooming off again. Hang on as your jet boat executes 270-degree spins, power slides and other breathtaking maneuvers at high speed. Tours depart throughout the day, every hour.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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3 Hour Discovery Cruise Whale Watching Experience

3 Hour Discovery Cruise Whale Watching Experience

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Spot majestic humpback whales swimming and playing in their natural environment during this whale-watching cruise from Sydney. Sail across Sydney Harbour, past the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, to the open waters of the Pacific and get up close to the gentle giants. This seasonal tour runs between May and November, and cruises pick up from either Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

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Enjoy an exhilarating half-day sailing cruise on Sydney Harbour aboard a luxury yacht with an experienced captain. Take in stunning views of Sydney's waterside landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquaries Chair, Fort Denison, Watsons Bay, Sydney Heads and more. Anchor in a secluded bay in Sydney Harbour National Park with time for beach walks, swimming, snorkeling and a delicious lunch with Australian wine and beer. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized experience with your knowledgeable captain.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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45 Minute Extreme Adrenaline Rush Ride

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45 Minute Extreme Adrenaline Rush Ride

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Experience what jet boating is all about on Australia's most exciting Jet Boat! Get ready to hold on tight as the 'Thunder' opens up with amazing stunts and wild spins through Sydney Harbour.
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  • 45 minutes
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Morning or Afternoon Highlights Tour in Sydney with a Local Guide

Morning or Afternoon Highlights Tour in Sydney with a Local Guide

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Cram all of SydneyÔÇÖs most memorable landmarks into one tour! Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing tour, jam-packed with photo opportunities and iconic sights, and pick up insider tips from your knowledgeable local guide. Take in the views from Mrs Macquarie's Chair and The Gap; marvel over Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera house; and visit bustling Chinatown. After strolling neighborhoods like The Rocks, Paddington and Woolloomooloo, head to the coast to discover Bondi Beach, Rose Bay and Shark Beach.
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  • 4 hours
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Sydney Sightseeing Bus Tour with Bondi Beach

Sydney Sightseeing Bus Tour with Bondi Beach

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Explore Sydney at a great price on a half-day highlights tour that travels by air-conditioned bus. Your guide shares live commentary as you pass by landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Mrs MacquarieÔÇÖs Point, Bondi Beach, Watsons Bay, Paddington, Kings Cross, Woolloomooloo and more. Hear about the history of AustraliaÔÇÖs beginnings in Sydney, and feel free to ask your guide any questions.
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  • 3 hours
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Sydney Private Day Tours | See Sydney in Style | 8 Hour Luxury Private Tour

Sydney Private Day Tours | See Sydney in Style | 8 Hour Luxury Private Tour

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Gain a comprehensive introduction to Sydney on a private sightseeing tour, a personalized experience ideal for first-time visitors. Navigate the city alongside a private guide and tick off Sydney highlights such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and The Rocks. Plus, stop for morning tea and relish the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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30-Minute Sydney Harbour and Olympic Park Helicopter Tour

30-Minute Sydney Harbour and Olympic Park Helicopter Tour

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Experience Sydney from a unique viewpoint: the seat of a helicopter. Soar over sights like the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Olympic Park, the Parramatta River, and the beautiful coastline. Your pilot with narrate throughout the ride, and answer your questions. An ideal trip for travelers who want to fit a lot of sightseeing into a short time, for those seeking a memorable activity, or for a romantic occasion.
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  • 30 minutes
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2hr Express Whale Watching Cruise - Sydney's best value whale watching cruise

2hr Express Whale Watching Cruise - Sydney's best value whale watching cruise

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Whale Watch in comfort with air-conditioned cabins with large windows and great indoor and outdoor seating. Informative commentary by our experienced crew and onboard multimedia presentations ensure you are fully informed of what to look out for so you can make the most out of this unique experience. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase from the onboard licensed bar. Fantasea Escapade is wheelchair accessible. If no whales are successfully watched on your cruise, you receive a free return cruise.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Luxury Harbour Cruise Plus Dining Experience at Chinadoll Woolloomooloo

Private Luxury Harbour Cruise Plus Dining Experience at Chinadoll Woolloomooloo

We are thrilled to offer a first-class cruise experience that effortlessly blends exceptional dining with iconic views aboard Sydney Luxury Cruise. China Doll and Cruise is designed for individuals, couples and groups who appreciate the finer things in life. The experience includes one-and-a-half-hour cruise of Sydney Harbour followed by a two-hour lunch or dinner at China Doll. Upon embarking at Circular Quay, a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine will be waiting. No cruise is complete without ambiance, so please utilise the iPad on board which plays your choice of music on Spotify! China Doll is an award-winning restaurant serving Modern Asian food, located on the historic Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo. A melting pot of flavours, the constantly evolving menu fuses Chinese, Japanese and South East Asian cuisines. Your dinner or lunch at China Doll includes a cocktail of your choice on arrival, two-hour banquet and your choice of wines by the glass. ÔÇŹ
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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3 Hour Discovery Cruise Ultimate Whale Watching Experience - Ex. Darling Harbour

3 Hour Discovery Cruise Ultimate Whale Watching Experience - Ex. Darling Harbour

Get up and close and personal with one of the most extraordinary species on the planet ÔÇô the humpback whale. Join us aboard our flagship catamaran, the Catalina as we cruise the beautiful Sydney Harbour and out to sea to observe the annual humpback migration. Marvel at the tail flaps, fin slaps and fantastic leaps of these magnificent, charismatic creatures while taking in the breathtaking Sydney coastline. Learn about the wildlife and history of Sydney Harbour from our experienced marine biologist and knowledgeable crew, see iconic Sydney sights and take advantage of the unique photo opportunities along the way. With daily departures available from both Darling Harbour and Circular Quay, this is one┬á experience you donÔÇÖt want to miss!
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  • 3 hours
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What are Fort Denison hours of operation?
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Fort Denison hours of operation: Daily; ferries do not operate Christmas Day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Fort Denison tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Fort Denison can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 11 Fort Denison tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Fort Denison 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Fort Denison costs USD 21.00. Guided Fort Denison tours start around USD 21.00 per person. See all 11 Fort Denison tickets and tours on Viator.
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