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Shark Island

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Published December 3rd 2008
Shark Island is a green and pleasant little oasis in the middle of Sydney Harbour with great views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

It can be found lounging about 1km out from Rose Bay between Point Piper and Vaucluse.

At just 100m wide and 200m long it's a small island, and evidently got its name from its shape although you'll need quite an active imagination to see the resemblance.

Here are some pictures of the island.

There are quite a few trees for shade, as well as a gazebo (fits around 25 people), 5 picnic tables, lots of grass, a small wading beach to cool off, cold water and toilets. You could also take your snorkeling gear to check out the local fishies.

There are no shops on the island, so you'll need to take all your supplies with you.

A ferry service to Shark Island is run by Matilda Cruises from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour every 45 minutes and costs $17.


Why? A very pleasant spot for a picnic and swim, with unbeatable views.
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When: Anytime
Where: Sydney Harbour
Cost: $17 for the ferry and National Parks fee
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