Type: Historic Sites, Military, Tours and Excursions
Located on an island in the Harbour, Fort Denison features a Martello tower, a gun battery, and barracks, all of which date back to 1855, when the British built the fort against possible Russian... Read More
Located on an island in the Harbour, Fort Denison features a Martello tower, a gun battery, and barracks, all of which date back to 1855, when the British built the fort against possible Russian attacks. Those attacks, thankfully, never occurred; in fact, the only action the fort ever saw was a misfire from a Japanese sub in WWII, which caused minimal damage. Originally, the rocky island was known as Pinchgut since it was used to house convicts who were given very small rations. Nowadays, visitors can tour the fort, see the intact cannons, and hear them fired daily at 1pm. Bookings can be arranged through the National Parks and Wildlife Service Tours, tours begin at Fort Denison, which is reachable by ferry from Circular Quay, Wharf 6 (Ferry ticket included in the tour price). Hat and sunscreen essential.
- Tours: Mon-Tue 12:15pm-1:15pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm; Wed-Sun 10:45am-11:45am, 12:15pm-1:15pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm
- Adult AUD27; Senior AUD22; Child (5-15) AUD17