It's scenic, it's historic, it's interesting – so isn't it time you finally visited Fort Denison?
Formerly known as Mattewanye by the Aborigines, and Rock Island and Pinchgut by the British, it acquired its present name in 1857, when the construction of the fort was completed during the governorship of Sir William Thomas Denison.
Each day, Matilda Cruises and Captain Cook Cruises run ferries to the island, departing every 45 minutes from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. The price of a return ticket is $17, which includes entry to what is part of the Sydney Harbour National Park. However, guided tours of the tower cost extra. Tickets for these half hour tours – three of which run per day – must be booked at least 24 hours in advance, by calling 9247-5033
For a taste of the scenery, check out these pictures: